SP Environmental Advisory Committee

2018 Seaside Park Butterfly Release Program

On June 2, 2018 the Seaside Park Environmental Committee hosted its annual Butterfly Release in the Butterfly Garden. Painted Lady butterflies were reared from caterpillar stage by host families and released into the garden. Megan Stefanacci opened the event with her lovely rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Mayor Matthies recognized the partnership of the Borough and local volunteers in the creation of the garden and the annual event. Then, Anne Moyse announced the winner of the coloring contest, Violet Gentile, whose winning magnet is depicted in the gallery below. All participants in the contest received recognition and certificates. Information and bookmarks were handed out to those attending. 


2017 Seaside Park Butterfly Release Program

On June 4th, 2017 the Seaside Park Environmental Committee held the 3rd Annual Butterfly Release at our Butterfly Garden. 40 Painted Lady butterflies that had been reared from caterpillar stage by host families were released into the garden. Councilman Ray Amabile welcomed the crowd and soloist Laurie Sullivan led them in singing “America the Beautiful.” The Environmental Committee also announced the winner of the Butterfly Magnet Coloring Contest, Marina Condos. Butterfly Magnets and information on native plants and butterflies were given out to those attending.

Earth Day in Seaside Park

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017, members of the Seaside Park Environmental Committee and volunteers started work to refresh the Native Plant garden at the Department of Public Works. The garden was installed before Sandy and while some plants have flourished, others were overgrown or damaged. After the clean up, some new native plants will be added to the garden this spring.

Science Saturdays

The Foundation of Arts and Science on LBI is hosting a series of educational talks called “Science Saturdays.” For event information visit the LBIF Science Saturday event page.

2018 Meeting Dates

2nd Wednesday of each monthRegular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

January 10th
February 7th (1st Wednesday)
March 14th
April 11th
May 9th
June 13th
July 11th
August 9th (No meeting)
September 12th
October 10th
November 14th
December 12th (informal)

2018 Members

Chair Term
Ann Hayes (3 yr. 1/17 – 12/2019)
Vice Chair
Edie Klink (2 yr. 1/17 – 12/2018)
Anne Moyse (2 yr. 1/18 – 12/2019)
Jane Mason (2 yr., 1/17 – 12/2018)
Lynda Roberts (3 yr., 1/16 – 12/2018)
Patricia Moglia (2 yr. 1/18 – 12/2019)
Gregory Penn (2 yr. 1/17 – 12/2018)
Liliana Amabile (2 yr. 1/18 – 12/2019)
Liaison (Council Member)
Ray Amabile (1 yr. 1/18 – 12/2018)

Environmental Advisory Committee

Seaside Park’s Environmental Advisory Committee has openings for interested citizens who want to join the committee and the town’s Green Team. The mission of this group is “to define the community’s responsibility to the environment and through educating the public to turn Seaside Park into a model community for Environmental Stewardship.”

Any resident interested in serving on the Green Team must first complete the following Citizen Leadership Form (PDF) and submit it to Borough Clerk Karen Barna for consideration of any future vacancies.

2017 Mission Statement and Goals

The Seaside Park Environmental Advisory Committee (SPEAC) is a volunteer resident group, which is appointed yearly by the Mayor and Council at its Reorganization Meeting. SPEAC is committed to working with Borough Officials to promote environmental sustainability and to support green projects, which will make Seaside Park a greener place to live, work and play.

Long Term Goals:

  1. To promote Sustainable Environmental Practices
  2. To define the Community’s responsibility to the environment
  3. To educate the public about the environment and turn Seaside Park into a model for environmental Stewardship

Short Term Goals 2017:

  1. To work in cooperation with Mayor and Council to promote Environmentally sustainable projects.
  2. Regular updates to the SSP web site for public information and opportunities
  3. Complete and install an educational sign at the Seaside Park Butterflies by the Bay (BBTB) garden (June 2017)
  4. Complete and install an identification sign for BBTB on the “Welcome To” signage at 14th Avenue parking lot and on the Marina SSP Events sign.
  5. Butterfly launch with local children and residents. (Blue Water week)
  6. Establish relationships and network with other barrier island Environmental committees.
  7. Tentative: speaker program on Native and Barrier Island Landscapes to be followed with a plant sale at the Farmer’s Market.
  8. Monitor the progress toward a Saturday garbage pick up arrangement.

Energy Conservation

The Borough of Seaside Park has recently made great strides in the area of Environmental Stewardship. As one of the newest EnergyStar Paratners, Seaside Park will have access greater access to the resources and skills necessary to drive the community to the forefront of environmental stewardship.

We have joined the national effort of Environmental Sustainability through EnergyStar and Sustainable NJ. If you want more information about these programs please visit www.energystar.gov or www.sustainablenj.com

Through these programs we have developed a community Green Team whose role is to define the community’s responsibility to the environment and through educating the publc will turn Seaside Park into the model community for Environmental Stewardship!

We look forward to working with our community and our new partners to developing the best programs that will respect the environment, save money, jobs and most importantly improve the area where we live.

Please contact us at kleier@seasideparknj.org if you have any questions or comments.