Environmental Commission
15 Mountain Boulevard
Watchung, New Jersey 07069
Rob Gibbs
, Councilman

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Karen Pennett, Chairman
Donald Pote
Karen Pennett
Andrea Stout
James Stout
Sondra Epstein
Rachel Funcheon
George Sopko, Council Liaison


Oak Wilt Threat To New Jersey

Information on Oak Wilt

Information on the Emerald Ash Borer

The Bats are Disappearing but You Could Help Save Them

The Reason for Bat Houses

Instructions on how to build a bat house can be found at the following link: http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Gardening-Tips/Build-a-Bat-House.aspx

Bloom Times

Things you can do

Educational Brochures:

Please be advised that there have been bear sightings in Watchung. Please secure all garbage containers and do not try to approach or feed the bears. For more bear information, please go to: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/bearfacts.htm

New Jersey's Honey Bees and Other Pollinators Need Your Help

Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Detected in New Jersey

New Jersey's Honey Bees and Other Pollinators Need Your Help

Recommended Native Trees and Shrubs

Recycle Your Bottle Caps

Minimize Waste Disposal: Grass Clippings

Healthy Vibrant Trees

Healthy Lawns

Cars and Air Pollution


Go Green

Tree Flyer

Tree Preservation Brochure

Water Smart / 3 Stages of Drought

Pet Waste


Homeowners Checklist for Clean Water

Beginning on January 1, 2011, consumer electronics are no longer allowed to be disposed of with your garbage.  This law only applies to the following items: personal computers including desktop and laptop, computer monitors, and televisions.

To find a location to recycle your consumer electronics, visit the following web site: http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/recycle/recyclescedule.html  or call 908-231-7109.

Recycle Batteries and Cell Phones

Recycling Program