Environmental Commission Goals



The Environmental Commission is made up individuals from across the 4 districts of Elk Township with varying backgrounds and expertise. Goals of the Commission are: 


Research and make recommendations about the use of open space and land preservation.
Study and make recommendations regarding the protection of the environment in Elk Township.
Develop a tree ordinance for the preservation of our trees and to mitigate the negative impact of development in our growing township.
Research grants for wildlife parks.
Research subdivision water quality calculations including the NJDEP Nitrate/Nitrogen model for septic systems.
Monitor current environmental and conservation issues with respect to on-going development in Elk Township.
We will work closely with the Township Committee and the Planning/Zoning Board to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of their decisions and actions in Elk.