IT’S A GOOD
Single stream recycling
will save taxpayer money
and generate income for
the Township from the
amount of tons recycled.
See page 3 for
Our Amazing Bats
Concerns About Plastics
About the EC
In this issue
Newsletter, FALL /WINTER 2008
The Environmental Commission has completed
the first update of the Township’s Natural
Resource Inventory (NRI) in over 30 years,
documenting West Amwell’s groundwater,
woodlands, streams, soils, agriculture, geology
and other environmental features. Commission
members spent over 19 months researching and
writing the NRI, which describes the status of
West Amwell’s environmentally sensitive areas
and potential impacts from development, espe-
cially on residential wells and septic systems.
The NRI provides comprehensive scientific
support for many of the municipal land use
decisions that the Township has implemented
in recent years. For example, the NRI points
to the need for consideration of impacts from
development on private wells and septic systems, given the composition of local
soils along with other geologic characteristics.
The NRI is available for review at the Township Building. You can also purchase
a copy on CD-Rom for a nominal fee. It is an excellent resource for anyone
interested in a clear picture of West Amwell’s precious natural resources.
Natural Resource Inventory Published!
QUESTIONS: Do you have
questions for the Environmental
Commission? Want to turn those
leaf piles into rich compost for
spring planting? Find an alterna-
tive to chemical ice melts?
Learn how indoor plants actually
clean the air inside your home?
Learn which laundry detergents
add value to your septic system?
How can non-chlorine bleach
do the job?
E-mail your questions to:
JOIN US: We welcome your
attendance and comments at our
regular monthly meet