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.
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.
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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.