Norwood's seven-member, all volunteer Environmental Commission is appointed by the town's mayor and council to help the municipality identify and protect natural resources and open spaces in the community and provide advice on environmental issues. They meet bimonthly on the second Monday of the month in the Conference Room at Borough Hall at 7:30 pm (please check the Borough calendar for dates) and welcome active involvement by community members. Members of the Commission also include representation from the Borough Green Team, Historic Preservation Committee and Shade Tree Committee to promote sustainability and energy efficiency in the community, maintain certification of the Borough in the Sustainable Jersey program and facilitate site plan reviews. The Commission also helps to keep the Borough’s Tree City designation and the Borough Open Space Index current.
The Commission schedules hikes and cleanups (usually twice a year) in the Borough’s over 125-acre preserved Central Woods and 100+ acres in Fox Hill Woods, over 50 of which are also preserved. Educational workshops and school programs can also be scheduled upon request. Volunteers are welcome and can sign up to receive emails about upcoming events. Service opportunities & project ideas for Scouts are always available. Check our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/norwoodec and our blog at www.norwoodec.wordpress.com for the latest information.
Norwood participates in the annual Northern Valley Earth Fairheld each April during Earth Week. For this year’s Fair location and details, go to the Northern Valley Earth Fair website atwww.nv-earth-fair.org. Please join us and see what Norwood and our neighboring towns are doing to promote a sustainable lifestyle in the Northern Valley! Vendors, Food, Music, Workshops, Family-friendly Activities and Fun!
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