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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

Saturday, March 25th
Liberty Twp Municipal Building

Join us for a fun craft and a movie, Hometown Habitat. Dr. Doug Tallamy, renowned entomologist, demonstrates and discusses how native plants are critical to supporting local wildlife, such as birds, butterflies, moths, etc. Refreshments, snacks and craft materials will be provided. This event is free and open to all ages!

9:30 am: Craft time: Stuff twig balls with wool nesting material for the birds 10:15 am: Special presentation of Hometown Habitat movie

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The Hope Township Environmental Commission and Green Team is hosting its 4th annual: “GO GREEN WITH HOPE” Fair

April 8, 2017, from 10 am to 1 pm
at the Hope Township School, 320 Johnsonburg Road, Hope

EVERYONE is invited to this “Spring Cleanout Extravaganza”, and Environmental Education Day to participate in, investigate and learn about reducing, reusing and recycling in our homes and businesses and keeping all of our neighborhoods Green. All FREE Plans for the day include:

  • Electronics waste collection (benefiting Abilities of N.W. Jersey)
  • Paper shredding (certified, insured, professional)
  • Project Medicine Drop (Warren County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Clothing, housewares, books, etc. collections (Salvation Army)
  • Collections of towels, blankets, cleaning supplies, pet food and toys for animal shelters
  • Sheets and blankets for “Simple Quilts"
  • Free cycle area – flea market type swap where individuals can bring useful items they no longer need and give them away, or simply pick up someone else’s items.
  • Information and displays from organizations, businesses
  • T-shirt to tote demonstration and give-away
  • Raffles, discounts

The Fair is open to everyone, Hope residents and non-residents. There will also be a Green Market area for local shopping.

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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.

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