The Chester Township Environmental Commission (CTEC), established by 1968 NJ State enabling legislation and Township ordinance, is composed of residents who serve as volunteers to work on many issues which include addressing environmental impacts, open space preservation, wetlands and water resources protection, recycling and conservation, and environment-relatedcommunity outreach programs.
CTEC members act in an advisory capacity to the Township’s Council, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Parks and Recreation Committee. They are watchdogs for environmental opportunities and challenges. They inform elected officials and the public, serve on committees, research issues, develop environmental improvement programs, and advocate for sound environmental policies.
Current activities include:
- Development of Chester Township’s Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI)
- “Sustainable Jersey” Recertification and Advancement
- The Chester Community Garden
- NJ Free Tree Seedlings Giveaway
- Annual Well Testing with the Raritan Headwaters Association
- Treatment of Selected Ash Trees in Chubb Park for Ash Borer Infestation
- Chester Science Fair Judging and CTEC Awards
The CTEC meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Chester Township Municipal Building. All are welcome to attend CTEC meetings and join the effort!