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Park Ridge, NJ 07656
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Green Team Committee Members

Bob Bogert
Danielle Cawood - Public
Barbara Coleman – Public
Roseann Crisafi – Public
Vinny Lemba – Public
James McDermott- Public
Diana Rosner – Public
Frank Murphy – Public
Sergio Gil – Public
Natalie Rehak – Public
Don Schwamb - Planning Board
Keith Misciagna, Mayor - Advisor
Julie Falkenstern, Borough Administrator - Advisor

Green Team Committee
Project Park Ridge Image

Did you know that littered neighborhoods can result in property values being lowered by as much as 15 percent? The Park Ridge Green Team is looking for your help in keeping Park Ridge clean and beautiful.

We are asking you — both residents and businesses — to take regular walks along your property line and in your neighborhood and pick up and recycle or dispose of any trash or debris you find. You may see water, soda and liquor bottles, cigarette butts and boxes, fast food containers, old newspapers, twigs, branches, leaves, and grass cuttings.

And some of these items are blocking storm drains, which need to be clear during rain and snowstorms. Thank you for your help with Project Pick up Park Ridge!

The Park Ridge Green Team

The Park Ridge Green Team was established in 2010 under the Sustainable Jersey program. Sustainable Jersey recognizes towns for their efforts by rewarding points for identifying and advocating for sustainable and environmental initiatives for the benefit of their community, which leads toward certification. 

Certification allows the Borough to apply for grants to further advance programs for a sustainable future, including the following:

  • To plan and coordinate outreach activities of the community to engage, educate, raise awareness and promote sustainable practices in the residential, schools and business community.
  • To encourage and educate the community on the borough’s sustainable policies adopted or planned.
  • To support and encourage responsible environmental management and conservation within the community.

Green Team Documents

Ongoing Projects

  • School Recycling Program, $6,000 BCUA Grants, Partnership with PR School District, EB and WR PTO’s.
  • Sustainable Jersey Bronze Certification, - (2011, 2012)
  • Annual Green Fair @ Town Picnic.
  • Stream Monitoring Program with NJ Watershed Ambassadors and HS Environmental Science Students.
  • Bi-State Watershed Cleanup, Pascack Brook, Electric Lake, etc.
  • Community Forestry Grant/Plan with Shade Tree Committee.
  • NJ Tree Foundation, 150 Trees to be planted by volunteers, (Arbor Day 2013).
  • $10K Sustainable Jersey/PSEG Grant for wildlife restoration at Electric Lake, (Wildlife Interaction Plan).

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