Environmental Commission

Courtesy of Peter Chance

Courtesy of Peter Chance

Here you can find information about the Mantoloking Environmental Commission, announcements, newsletters, and other resources promoting environmental stewardship.

Mission Statement of the Mantoloking Environmental Commission (March 2013)

“The Mantoloking Environmental Commission seeks to improve the environmental quality of our land, bay, and ocean. Through education and outreach, the Commission encourages citizens to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into homes, gardens, and daily life. The Commission’s goal is to improve the health of the land and the surrounding waters while reducing the potential to harm the environment.” Feel free to contact us here.

The Commission meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Mantoloking Yacht Club Sailing Center. Meetings begin promptly at 4:30 p.m.

The Environmental Commission has a Seaside Gardening Primer available for all residents. The primer contains helpful hints and suggestions for “going native” with your landscaping. Click here for more information.

2018 Meeting Dates

January 9                                                July 10

February 13                                            August 14

March 13                                                 September 11

April 10                                                   October 9

May 15                                                    November 13

June 12                                                   December 11

News and Updates From the Environmental Commission:

Barnegat Bay Blitz (Waterfront Cleanup)

Friday June 8th beginning at 9:30 am

Meet at the entrance to MYC on Bay Avenue

The Barnegat Bay Blitz is a watershed wide clean-up hosted by NJDEP Government Relations. This event was established to celebrate and protect the Barnegat Bay and to educate residents in the watershed how they are connected to the Barnegat Bay, in addition to removing a significant amount of debris. There is a quick meeting and then the clean-up will be from 10:00 am till noon. We will be cleaning the shoreline at Bergen Ave, Lagoon Lane, Bay Avenue, and various beach access points. All supplies will be provided.

Volunteers from NJDEP, schools, 33 municipal partners and Barnegat Bay advocates participate in this event. Please join in this effort to keep our bay pristine so that we can enjoy all of our watersports. See you Friday.

Posted: June 4, 2018

Environmental Commission Meeting Minutes – April 2018

Attached please find the Environmental Commission Meeting minutes for April 2018.

Posted: May 14, 2018

Environmental Commission Newsletter – First Quarter 2018

Attached please find the Environmental Commission’s newsletter for the first quarter of 2018.

Posted: April 25, 2018

Environmental Commission Meeting Minutes – February 2018

Attached please find the Environmental Commission Meeting Minutes for February 2018.

Posted: March 27, 2018

Environmental Commission Minutes – January 2018

Attached please find the Environmental Commission Meeting Minutes for January 2018.

Posted: March 27, 2018

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Environmental Commission Meeting Minutes


Winter 2012 | April 2013 | Spring 2015

Native Plants:

Native Plant Nurseries | Native Plant Information

Resources & Links:

Barnegat Bay Partnership

Save Barnegat Bay

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County

American Littoral Society

Barnegat Bay (NJDEP)

Commission Members:

Claudia Larsen, Chairwoman
Lynn O’Mealia (Borough Council Liaison to the MEC)
Denise Boughton (Planning Board Liaison to the MEC)
Jan O’Malley
Constance Pilling
John Wesson
Laurence (Lance) White