Friday, April 19, 2013
Both Chatham Borough and Chatham Township scheduled town clean-up days in April.
As temperatures rise—albeit marginally—and spring nears, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township have scheduled their spring Clean-Up Days to help beautify their open spaces. The Chatham Borough Environmental Commission (CBEC) have a particular mission this spring: to clean up the new trails system of walking paths, unveiled in 2012 as the "Explore Chatham" program. From Woodland Park to Wuahla Woods to Shepard Kollock, the forests, field and river paths in the borough need some attention this spring. The CBEC means to turn their attention this town clean-up day into trail cleaning and creation as well as field maintenance. "Hurricane Sandy put a fair amount of debris on the existing hiking path at Shepard Kollock park, so we are looking for …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Chatham Township Environmental Commission hopes to replace trees lost during Superstorm Sandy.
Even if you missed the three classes for the sapling sale, Chatham Township residents can still attend classes in Gilette to learn how to choose and care for young sapling trees. "We are encouraging all those who want saplings to attend one of the comparable classes in Long Hill Township," Mike Kelly of the Chatham Township Environmental Commission said. There will be one more class at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Long Hill Township Hall on 915 Valley Rd. in Gilette. "Otherwise, people can attend the tree distribution day on Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to noon and, after getting some information on tree selection and care, can order trees while supplies last," Kelly said. About 175 people attended the first three classes in Chatham Township…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Chatham Township Environmental Commission offers the last of three classes Monday.
Chatham residents will have one more chance to order sapling trees Monday evening. A little under 100 people have already attended the first two sapling sales and ordered just under 150 trees to replace those lost in Superstorm Sandy. Mike Kelly of the Environmental Commission said, "At this pace the Sapling Sale should be a huge success," Kelly said. The commission ordered 400 trees for residents to use to replace trees damaged or felled in superstorm Sandy. The last class will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Anyone interested in ordering a sapling tree must attend one of the two classes. All meetings will take place at the Chatham Township Municipal Building. Each sapling costs between $25 and $30, depending on the breed. The commission …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Mike Kelly of the Environmental Commission said about 65 people came to the first class.
The Chatham Township Environmental Commission had about 65 people come to its first sapling class sale Saturday. Mike Kelly of the Environmental Commission said, "We had a great turnout on Saturday." Those who came ordered about 125 trees, Kelly said. "At this pace the Sapling Sale should be a huge success," Kelly said. The commission ordered 400 trees for residents to use to replace trees damaged or felled in superstorm Sandy. There are still two remaining classes at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Monday. Anyone interested in ordering a sapling tree must attend one of the two classes. All meetings will take place at the Chatham Township Municipal Building. Each sapling costs between $25 and $30, depending on the breed. The commission ordered …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The township's Environmental Commission will hold three meetings in the coming days for residents who want to replace trees on their property.
The Chatham Township Environmental Commission will hold a meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday for residents who wish to replace trees destroyed in Superstorm Sandy with young saplings. Mike Kelly of the Environmental Commission said the commission teamed up with the Morris County Soil Conservation District to buy about 400 saplings wholesale. "The intent is to help our local residents not just replace the trees, but also educate them about what trees logically should be planted where, so we don't get the damage to the wires, the damage to the homes, the trees falling on the roads that we all saw after Hurricane Sandy," Kelly said. The district and commission chose species for the sale that work with the weather conditions of Chatham Township. Some …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Environmental Commissions of the borough and township offer prizes for residents who participate in the Walk This Way Challenge.
The Environmental Commissions in Chatham Borough and Chatham Township know that Walk to School day is coming up on Oct. 5, but they want to encourage more than just students to walk. The commissions and the School District of the Chathams are participating in TransOption's Walk This Way Challenge. All residents of Morris, Sussex and Warren counties are welcome to participate in the challenge, which urges residents to walk instead of drive, throughout the entire month of October. Kathy Abbott, the current vice chair of the Chatham Township Environmental Commission and committee member-elect, said “walking is a free, non-polluting form of transportation that also helps your quality of life and your wallet.” According to the township …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The fair expanded to the northern parking lot at the Chatham train station to accommodate all of this year's vendors.
Vendors, attendees and officials at Chatham's Fourth Annual Green Fair Saturday said it was the largest one yet. "I think there are more people this year, and definitely more vendors," said borough Mayor Nelson Vaughan. Most of the fair took place in Reasoner Park, but some vendors set up in the northern parking lot of the Chatham Train Station. The fair lasted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Among the new faces at the Green Fair were: There were also some familiar faces at the Green Fair as well, including: