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Environmental Commissions

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Thirty-eight towns in the Bayshore Region have environmental commissions. Environmental Commissions advise local governments and act as watchdogs for environmental problems and opportunities. They inform elected officials and the public, serve on committees, research issues, develop educational programs and advocate for sound environmental policies.

Environmental commissions work on many issues, including open space preservation, smart growth, wetlands and water resource protection, green infrastructure, recycling and litter, environmental cleanups, wildlife habitat, energy efficiency and conservation and transportation.

For more information on starting an environmental commission in your town, contact the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) at

Bayshore Towns with Environmental Commissions

Atlantic County
Buena Vista

Cape May County
Cape May Point
Dennis Township
Lower Township
Middle Township

Cumberland County
Commercial Township
Downe Township
Fairfield Township
Greenwich Township
Hopewell Township
Maurice River Township
Upper Deerfield

Salem County
Penns Grove
Salem City

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