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Environmental Commision

Liberty Township Environmental Commission
349 Mountain Lake Road, Great Meadows, NJ 07838
908.637.4579, x26

The Environmental Commission serves as an advisory board to the Land Use Board and the Township Committee. It is concerned with the quality of the surface and ground water, air, soils, flora, fauna, and general life in our community.

Cabin Fever Workshop: Our Watershed

March 24th

Join the Liberty Township Environmental Commission for our annual Cabin Fever Workshop on Saturday, March 24th at 10am. This year's theme is Our Watershed. This event is free and open to all. Free craft for kids, cool hands-on macroinvertebrates and special presentation by the Upper Delaware Watershed Ambassador.

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Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9-11 am
John R. Fisher Pavilion at Mountain Lake (across from 144 Lakeside Drive West)

The LTEC will be giving away 400 tree seedlings on May 6th to celebrate Arbor Day in Liberty Township. There will be a variety of 2-year old tree seedlings native for our region. This event is free and open to everyone in Liberty Township and surrounding communities. Trees are provided by the NJ Forest Service Tree Recovery Program.

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Light Pollution. Be the solution.

Historical Projects

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Stormwater Information

Link to the Stormwater Control Ordinance Number 06-03:

Link to DEP stormwater page:

West Nile Virus Updates

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Bear Awareness Fact Sheet

New Jersey is home to all kinds of beautiful wildlife – including black bears.

Black bears are getting a lot of attention these days, for the wrong reasons. They're venturing too close to homes and into backyards, looking for food. Bears that look for food near your home or in your yard likely have learned bad habits from people who feed them intentionally, or unintentionally by carelessly leaving out food or garbage.

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Schedule of regular meetings of the liberty township environmental commission.

Take notice that, pursuant to the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, PL 1975, the regular meetings of the Liberty Township Environmental Commission are to be held on the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm at the Liberty Township Municipal Building, 349 Mountain Lake Road, Great Meadows, NJ 07838

Meeting Dates

Meeting Minutes

Annual Report

Official information:

A series of studies was undertaken to provide data on one of the townships most valuable resources, the watershed of Mountain Lake, the largest natural glacial lake in Warren County.

  • 1992: Mountain Lake Watershed Study done by Warren County Soil Conservation.
  • 1995: DEP grant Environmental Resources Inventory – Eric Snyder Associates $5,000
  • 1998: DEP grant Water Quality Study of Mountain Lake – Amy Greene Assoc. $5,000
  • 1999: DEP grant Bathymetric Map of Mountain Lake – Aquatic Analysts, Inc. $5,000
  • 2000: DEP grant Phase I Storm Water Study of Mountain Lake – Aquatic Analysts $5,000
  • 2001: DEP grant Phase II NPS Loading of Phosphorous Modeling – Aquatic Analysts $5,000
  • 2003: Clean Water Act 319h grant for filtering storm drains at Mountain Lake. – Applied Water Management, Inc.
  • 2005: Additional funds for stormwater monitoring- $47,628

Environmental Brochures:

Open Space Advisory Committee

Take notice that, pursuant to the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, PL 1975, the Liberty Township Open Space Advisory Committee meetings shall begin at 7:30 pm on the fourth monday of each month in the Municipal Building, 349 Mountain Lake Road, Great Meadows, NJ as posted.

The Open Space Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Township Committee for the purchase of properties utilizing the Open Space Tax, and oversees the management of those properties.

The Committee oversees the boat launch, giving public access to Mountain Lake. The fee for launching is $5.00.

If anyone in interested in putting their land into preservation or learn more about the Township's Open Space program please feel free to contact Kathy Dossena at 908.637.4579, ext 30 for more information.

View Open Space Plan