The mission of the Ewing Environmental Commission is the preservation, protection, development and use of the natural resources within Ewing Township. As such, it studies and makes recommendations to the Township Council and the Planning Board concerning open space preservation, water resources management, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscape protection, environmental appearance, and protection of flora and fauna throughout the Township. Members also review all applications sent to the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment to evaluate their impact on the environment (See Site Review).
The EEC participates in regional activities and interacts with neighboring community environmental organizations. EEC members are taking an active role in the newly formed Mercer County Sustainability Coalition, an alliance of sustainability organizations Mercer County which is working to promote green initiatives. It is a contributing member of ANJEC (Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions).
Ewing Green Team
The EEC also works closely with the Ewing Green Team and always has at least one member to act as a liaison. Several members of the 2015 EEC are also appointed to the Green Team. They are John Hoegl, Joe Mirabella and Joanne Mullowney.
The EEC also serves to educate township residents through environmental information and programs and works to protect the Township’s environmental resources for health and well being of present and future residents. Look to see the EEC at Community Fest, the local annual Community Fair, trails clean ups and development that enlisted Scouts, HS and College students and citizens as well as Township staff, reducing the presence of invasive species along trails and waterways and encouraging Transit Oriented Development and Complete Streets. They are currently active in forestry concerns including a tree of the month reach-out to citizens. Check out the pages below for additional information.
- Community Education and Outreach
- Invasive Species
- Planning Board/Site Review
- Tree Stewardship
- Wildlife Protection
- Habitat Restoration
Working to restore habitat in existing and proposed detention basins in town
- Designated Natural and Recreational Community Spaces
Working with the Township Planner to increase connectivity between existing parks and natural areas
- Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI) Update
The current Environmental Resource Inventory was created in 2005 and is due for a revision
- Ordinance Review
Working to create sustainable guidelines for future township development