We are working on the following projects:
Strengthen our municipal Tree Preservation and Stormwater Management ordinances.
ROSS LAKE PARK NATIVE SHRUB AND BUTTERFLY GARDEN: Mayor John Pallone formally opened the park on October 18, 2018 after 4 years of volunteer work.
RAIN GARDENS: Rain gardens were planted in the cafeteria courtyard at Ocean Township High School and the entrance to the OT Community Pool with the help of our partner, Rutgers Water Resources Division.
PARTNERSHIPS: We have partnered with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Division, Dr Chris Obropta. They will design one green infrastructure project for the five communities in the Whale Pond Brook watershed.
COMMUNITY: We are working with all the municipalities on the watershed for their support in our endeavors. The municipalities in the watershed include:
West Long Branch
WHALE POND NJ LAND TRUST PRESERVE TRAIL: Received an EQIP grant to hire a forester to create a Forest Stewardship Plan for the trail acres. This plan includes practices such as: pollinator gardens, forest trails and landings and shoreline and stream bank protection.