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Green Team and Shade Tree Commission need members

Green Team and Shade Tree Commission need members


The Barrington Green Team is a group of vol- unteers who are working towards certification from the Sustainable Jersey program. This is a program that was started by the State of New Jersey where by achieving specific goals, you can attain bronze or silver certification for the town’s energy efficiency and conservation accomplishments and reduce the community’s carbon footprint on our beautiful planet Earth. We have identified the programs where we can achieve certification and are working on the tasks that need to be completed to become certified. We will also be working with the Green Team at Woodland School on projects we can do in collaboration with the students. We need members! If you are environmentally conscious and would like to be part of a team that is concerned about our the future of our planet, please join us. We meet once per month for about one hour so it is not a huge commitment. Our next meeting will be September 16 at 7:30pm at Borough Hall. If you are interested, please contact Terry Shannon at 856-547- 0706 or via email to tshannon@barringtonboro.com.


The Shade Tree Commission is responsible for the trees in the park strip and is trying to beautify the town. Early this fall, we will be planting a dozen trees in various locations throughout town. It is a big undertaking as we first have to identify potential locations then contact the homeowners who will have new trees in their park strip to enlist their help with tak- ing care of the young tree. Unfortunately, we only currently have three active members and it is very difficult to manage these tasks with only three people. We need new members who love trees and are willing to help. We only meet once per month for about one hour and then occasionally do field trips to look at potential tree locations in town. If you love trees and can make that small commitment, we really need your help. If you can help, please contact Terry Shannon at Borough Hall via email at tshannon@bar- ringtonboro.com or by phone at 856-547-0706. 


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