M - F
8:30 -3:30

P: (973) 267-8000
F: (973) 267-6221

PO Box 666, 21 Blue Mill Road,
New Vernon, NJ 07976

Contact Information

George Byrnes
Environmental Commission Secretary
Phone: (973) 267-8000 x 715

 

Mission

The Environmental Commission shall have power to conduct research into the possible use of the open land areas of the Township and may coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes, and may prepare various publications which in its judgment it deems necessary for its purposes. It shall keep an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned in order to obtain information on the proper use of such areas, and may from time to time recommend to the Harding Township Planning Board plans and programs for inclusion in a Township Master Plan.

Hunting Policy

For the 2021-22 Harding Township Hunting Policy and Procedures Click Here

Emerald Ash Borer

 On March 16, 2016 a presentation was given by the Harding Township Environmental Commission and New Vernon Garden Club.

To watch the presentation given by Tree Tech expert Jon Rafalowski at Harding Township, please click here.

Spotted Lanternfly

Please click here for spotted lanternfly information for residents.

Additional Resources

  1. Harding Resources
    1. Harding DPW Recycling
    2. Outdoor Lighting 
    3. Water and Waste 
    4. Recycling 
    5. Geographic Information System (GIS)
  2. Morris County Resources
    1. Hazardous Waste Recycling
    2. Municipal Utilities Authority
    3. Mosquito Control
    4. Soil Conservation District 
  3. New Jersey State Resources
    1. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    2. Invasive Species Council
    3. Pesticide Disposal
    4. NJ Green
  4. Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC)
    1. Energy
    2. Water
    3. Pollution Prevention
    4. Model Ordinances
  5. NJ Native and Invasive plants and Trees
    1. List of Native plants, shrubs and trees
    2. Invasive Species Council
    3. Harmful Plants
  6. Using Fertilizer Responsibly
  7. Best Practices for Green Building
  8. NJ Clean Energy Program

Name

Term

Position

Hugh Symonds

12/31/2022

Chair

Jim Novotny

12/31/2022

Vice-Chair

Brenda Catalanello

12/31/2023

Member

Richard Clew

12/31/2023

Member

Alf Newlin

12/31/2024

Member

William Seifert

12/31/2024

Member

Lisa Welsh

12/31/2023

Member

Vacant

12/31/2021

Alternate #1

Kate Barry

12/31/2022

Alternate #2

Christopher Yates

12/31/2021

TC Liaison

Nicolas Platt

12/31/2021

TC Liaison