The Woodstown Pilesgrove Joint Environmental Commission

Woodstown-Pilesgrove Joint Environmental Commission - photos of the Woodstown-Pilesgrove area
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2013 meeting schedule


Woodstown
Representatives

Shane Godshall
Jean Jack, Secretary
Ervin Parker
Ellen Perry
Richard Pfeffer

Pilesgrove
Representatives

Debbie Duffield
Andrew Grosik, Chair
Bob Howell
Sal Mangiafico
Cheri Pettit
John Ronafalvy, Vice Chair
Bill Stoms, Jr

The Woodstown-Pilesgrove
Critical Habitat Survey Project

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Pilesgrove Township, NJ - A special public presentation was held Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Pilesgrove Township municipal building to give local planners and residents a better understanding of the types of wildlife and habitat found throughout Woodstown and Pilesgrove and the importance of identifying and protecting these natural resources. Conservation biologist Blaine Rothauser will discuss the findings of the Environmental Commission's Critical Habitat Survey Project and how this information can be used by the community. [read more]

The Woodstown-Pilesgrove
Joint Environmental Commission

The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Joint Environmental Commission (WPJEC) was formed in 2003 by resolutions in both the Borough of Woodstown, NJ and Township of Pilesgrove, NJ. The Commission is to have five regular members (3-year term) and one alternate (1-year term) from each of the municipalities. Their role is to advise and assist Woodstown and Pilesgrove in the protection, conservation, and wise use of their environmental resources. In 2005, WPJEC won an Environmental Achievement Award for its significant accomplishments in the first two years of its existence.

Woodstown, NJ - (May 14, 2011) Members of the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Joint Environmental Commission planted 100 silky dogwood trees around Woodstown's Memorial Lake. The trees were donated by the New Jersey Tree Foundation as part of their Celebrate Arbor Day Program. These 100 dogwoods join 25 other dogwoods planted by WPJEC volunteers in 2010. [read more]

Mission Statement: The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Joint Environmental Commission will act cooperatively to advise and assist the two municipalities in the protection, conservation, and wise use of our environmental resources. The Commission will produce and maintain a living document called the Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) to provide accurate and comprehensive information, based on sound scientific principles, so that the municipal governing bodies and land-use planning and regulatory authorities can make informed decisions regarding the future of our two communities’ shared heritage. Our actions will be based on the following fundamental objectives.

The Woodstown-Pilesgrove Joint Environmental Commission will:

  • Ensure that environmentally sensitive areas are identified and, for their protection, endorse reliable and thorough investigations before development in or around those areas is considered;
  • Provide thoughtful input to the planning boards regarding impacts to natural resources and the environment from proposed development;
  • Educate and sponsor awareness of local and shared environmental issues by encouraging public involvement and by partnering with organizations within our boundaries as well as those of our neighboring communities;
  • Advance the agricultural heritage of our combined communities by promoting the Borough of Woodstown as the town center and maintaining the rural characteristics of the surrounding Township of Pilesgrove;
  • Advocate and support affordable access to safe and unpolluted natural areas, open space, and historical treasures;
  • Promote the preservation of open space for recreational and conservation purposes.

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Woodstown-Pilesgrove JEC, Woodstown NJ 08098

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