Environmental Commission


The Elk Township Environmental Commission’s goal is to encourage and support an environmentally-responsible and friendly place where we can live, work and play.  In addition, we want to encourage the preservation and protection of our Township’s agricultural lands, woodlands, and environmentally sensitive areas.  


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The Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month  at the Elk Township Municipal Building at 7:30 PM.




        September 07, 2016 at 7:30pm

        June 08, 2016 - 7:30pm

        April 13, 2016 - 7:30pm


February 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

January 9, 2013
February 13, 2013
March 13, 2013
April 10, 2013
May 8, 2013
June – No meeting
July 10, 2013
August – No meeting
September 11, 2013
October – No meeting
November 13, 2013
December – No meeting

We encourage you to attend our monthly meetings and contact us if you have any potential environmental issues or concerns.   To contact the Environmental Commission, call (856) 881-6525 (x 14). 


For an environmental emergency, first contact the Elk Township Police at (856) 589-0911, then the NJDEP (Hotline 1-877-WARNDEP, 1-877-927-6337) and lastly the Environmental Commission. EXT. 114

Elk Township Arbor Day Celebration

Thank you to Dean's Evergreens for the fantastic spring display of tulips! It has made our little corner of the world that much brighter!


Gloucester County Nature Club invites people of all ages to participate in the 16th annual Gloucester County Bird Quest.

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Bird Quest Training Sessions

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Elephant Swamp Trail is part of the Circuit Trail Network Initiative of the Rails to Trails Conservancy.  

Report from from Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions:

› Open Space Is a Good Investment - The Financial Argument for Open Space Preservation

Video from the New Jersey Conservation Fund regarding farmland preservation.

Superior Barrel and Drum Clean Up Update

The cleanup is continuing with transportation and disposal of on-site wastes. Initial sampling results did not indicate widespread soil contamination or an imminent ground water concern, but once all the waste has been removed, further investigation will be conducted.


   Resource Inventory

  Environmental Links


  Elephant Swamp Trail

Commission Members

Barry Cohen

Phil Barboro

Frank Goss

Ellie Tercha

Clif Daniels

Donna Nicholson - Township Commitee Liason

Donna Weiss - Chair

Phil Barbaro, Liaison


Bird Quest is a half-day event from 7:00 AM to noon on the first Saturday in May (May 5, 2012), with the purpose to find as many different bird species as possible in Gloucester County. This event is family and child friendly. It is a unique way for the entire family to discover the birds of Gloucester County. As you learn the birds you will also discover the natural places and varied habitats we have in the county.

Form a team, plan your route (locations you will visit) for the day of the event and record all the bird species you see within Gloucester County. Hand in your results at Scotland Run by 12:30pm to be eligible for prizes.

Join one of the buses lead by a bird expert. These buses will visit a few locations in the County where bird experts will help you to identify the many bird species. The buses will meet back at Scotland Run Park at 12:30pm.

Join one of three guided walks, each lasting between an hour and an hour and a half, in various natural places in Gloucester County lead by a bird expert who will help you identify the bird species present. These walks will be paced and placed so you can participate in all of the walks or just one or two while you spend the rest of the time birding on your own.


›  Additional information on the Gloucester County Nature Club website