The Environmental Commission is responsible for the protection, development and use of natural resources, including water resources located within the township.  The Commission also formulates recommendations to the Township Council concerning open space preservation, water resource management, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscaping protection, environmental appearance, marine resources and the protection of flora and fauna.

The members of the Environmental Commission are:

  • Leah Thiel – Chairperson
  • Richard Opiekun
  • Sharon Ercoliani
  • Lauren Helmstetter
  • Ryan Gabriel
  • Jo Anne Lambusta (Planning Board liaison)
  • Garritt “Tony” Kono
  • Michael Gerrity (Alternate 1)
  • George Frame (Alternate 2)

For more information about the Environmental Commission, please call Commission Secretary Keith Rella at 732-262-2950 or email at