Kinnelon Environmental Advisory Committee Mission Statement

The Kinnelon Environmental Advisory Committee (the EAC) was created to act in an advisory capacity to provide information, advice and recommendations relating to environmental issues that affect, or are perceived to have a potential effect on, the Borough of Kinnelon. Further, the EAC may be called upon to make reports and recommendations on certain environmental issues such as land use and development, solid waste management, toxic materials storage, air and water pollution, noise control, open space preservation, water resources management, energy conservation and the like.

The goals of the EAC are to advocate for the long-term protection of the Borough of Kinnelon's natural resources, to promote public interest in environmental issues, and to be an environmental educational resource for all citizens.

The EAC meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7:30pm on the 2nd floor of the Kinnelon Borough Municipal Building.

Committee Members:

  • Karen Iuele, Secretary
  • Scot Simptner
  • Dr. Katherine Garlaza
  • Thomas Ott - Chairperson
  • Jessica Zelenak - Vice Chairperson
  • Randall Charles, Council Liaison

Links to Meeting Minutes and Agendas:

Past Agendas

Past Meeting Minutes

2022-2023 EAC Goals:

  • Educating Kinnelon Residents on Emerald Ash Borer
  • Educating Kinnelon Residents on the Spotted Lanternfly
  • Tree seedling and sapling distribution for keeping Kinnelon green
  • Distribution of reusable Kinnelon Environmental Committee bags at K100 events

   

Special Alert:

The Emerald Ash Borer is in Kinnelon and destroying native Ash trees. Below are some helpful links to assist homeowners in identifying this invasive pest and how to save your Ash trees.

Homeowners Risk Alert: Are Your Ash Trees a Victim of the Emerald Ash Borer?

USDA:NCRC & New Jersey Audubon Society Fact Sheet: Emerald Ash Borer

New Jersey Department of Agriculture: Emerald Ash Borer

What to do with infected Ash Tree wood?

 

The Spotted Lanternfly is in Kinnelon. Help squash and crunch this invasive pest!

 

“Scrape and squash the inch-long egg masses of the invasive spotted lanternfly from tree trunks, rocks and hardscape to prevent swarms this spring. Watch this video for a demo. Stop by Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Morris Township for a SLF card, or use any plastic card. Scrape 'em into a plastic bag with hand sanitizer for good measure.” – from This Week in Morris County newsletter.

 

Enjoy Kinnelon’s Unique Open Space and Environment

Interested to check out what Kinnelon has to offer for hiking trails? Download and save these maps and check out the unique open space and environment that Kinnelon has to offer! Please remember to practice “Leave No Trace” outdoor ethic.

Silas Condict Park – White trail 

Silas Condict Park – Larger map w/ all trails 

Pyramid Mountain Trails 

Additional Information: