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SP Environmental Advisory Committee

Barnegat Bay and Beyond!

Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Council Chambers, Sixth and Central Avenues
 
Learn what’s new ~ Ask questions ~ Refreshments ~ Giveaways
 
Please share this message with your neighbors and invite them too!
 
Free informal meeting to share news and updates about our beautiful Barnegat Bay.
 
Guest speakers:
 
Lynette Lurig, DEP Office of Community Relations
Karen Walzer, Public Outreach Coordinator for Barnegat Bay Partnership 
 
 
Hosted by the Seaside Park Environmental Committee

STARGAZING IN THE PARK

Saturday, Sept. 9th 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Island Beach State Park – Parking Lot #2

Free tickets available at Villano Realtors, 1505 NW Central Ave.,
You must have a ticket for every adult and child.

Telescope viewing provided by the Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area.
Rain date Saturday, Sept. 30th.
For more information, please call Jane Mason at 908-358-7756
Program presented by the Seaside Park Environmental Advisory

 Stargazing in the Park Flyer

3rd Annual Butterfly Release

On June 4th 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.

2017 Annual Notice of Meetings

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., that the Borough of Seaside Park Environmental Advisory Committee has established the following schedule (beginning at 7:00 p.m.) for their Regular Committee Meetings for the Year 2017:

Wednesday, January 11th
Wednesday, February 8th
Wednesday, March 8th
Wednesday, April 12th
Wednesday, May 10th
Wednesday, June 14th
Wednesday, July 12th
Wednesday, August 9th
Wednesday, September 13th
Wednesday, October 11th
Wednesday, November 8th
Wednesday, December 13th

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that these meetings will be held in the Borough Council Chambers located at Sixth and Central Avenues, Seaside Park.

Karen Barna
Borough Clerk

January 13, 2017

  • Filed in the Office of the Seaside Park Borough Clerk
  • Posted in the Seaside Park Borough Hall
  • Posted on the Borough of Seaside Park’s official website
  • Asbury Park Press

2017 Members

Chair Term
Ann Hayes (3 yr. 1/17 – 12/2019)
 
Vice Chair
Edie Klink (2 yr. 1/17 – 12/2018)
 
Secretary
Maureen O’Haire (2 yr. 1/16 – 12/2017)
 
Members
Jane Mason (2 yr., 1/17 – 12/2018)
 
Lynda Roberts (3 yr., 1/16 – 12/2018)
 
Sherry Villano (2 yr. 1/16 – 12/2017)
 
Gregory Penn (2 yr. 1/17 – 12/2018)
 
Denise Koury (2 yr. 1/16 – 12/2017)
 
Maureen O’Haire (3 yr., 1/15 – 12/2017)
 
Liaison (Council Member)
Ray Amabile (1 yr. 1/17 – 12/2017)

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.