Environmental Commission

The Holland Township Environmental Commission serves as an advisory body to the Township Committee on natural resource planning and protection, open space issues, and in areas of environmental concern such as: pollution prevention and control, solid waste management, noise control and environmental appearance.  An increasingly important role of the Environmental Commission is to promote community awareness of the Township’s many and varied natural resources, including Township and County trails, our forest and wildlife resources, and the threat of destructive pest infestations (e.g., the Spotted Lanternfly).  The Environmental Commission seeks to promote environmentally sustainable practices in the home, in the garden and in the planning of new commercial and/or residential infrastructure in the township.

Please browse the links on the left of this page for information regarding the EC and its role as a steward of the Township’s natural resources. In addition to the activities described at those links, the EC has been currently working on the following initiatives:

TRAILS OF HOLLAND

We have added a new section under Community Resources where you can find the five trails that we have in Holland with descriptions as to their length and difficulty. Click into Environmental Resources and you will find them all on the new Trails of Holland web page. Download brochures, maps and view photos to find the right trail for you, and go take a hike!

COMMUNITY FORESTRY MANAGEMENT PLAN

An ongoing project has been our Community Forestry Management Plan. This plan establishes a five year plan to care for our forests.  Trees in Holland Township contribute importantly to our quality of life.  The town has over 7,224 acres classified as forest resource, as well many roadside and public trees. Click HERE to read about the 2015 to 2019 initial plan and Click HERE to read about the newly approved 2020 to 2024 plan. This plan was funded by a state grant. Significant grants are available for plan programs.  Money comes from “Treasure Our Trees'' license plates, state and federal sources.  If you have questions or would like to participate in the plan, speak to an Environmental Commission member.

Look for new information about the Trees of Holland Township and the final Tree Inventory Report soon.

Tree Inventory Interim Report

2021 ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION MEMBERS

• Michael Keady - 12/31/2022
• Raymond Note - 12/31/2022
• Jerry Bowers - 12/31/2023
• Dwight Pederson - 12/31/2021
• Susan Meacham - 12/31/2021
• David Harrison - 12/31/2021
• Regina Barna - 12/31/23

Chairperson: Michael Keady
Secretary: Maria Elena Jennette Kozak
Planning Board Liaison: Michael Keady
Township Committee Liaison Dan Bush
Recycling Liaision – Ray Krov


Members:
Seven members appointed by the Mayor for three year terms, one of whom shall be a member of the Planning Board and all regular members shall be residents of the Township of Holland.

2021 STORMWATER COMMITTEE:

Michael Keady
Jerry Bowers
Susan Meacham
Secretary: Maria Elena Jennette Kozak

Musconetcong River Management Council with the Musconetcong Watershed Association

Dwight Pederson

Posters in PDF format. Click on the image you wish to open.

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Michael Keady
Chair
Maria Elena Jennette Kozak
EC Secretary

Meetings 1st Wednesday of the Month