June Green Team Meeting

Green Team Giveaway 2

For the past two months we conducted out meetings online.  This month we’ll be meeting in-person but holding our meeting outside.  If you’re interested in finding out what the Green Team is doing and planning for the future, bring your chair and water to the Delran Municipal Building parking lot at 7pm on June 10.

We’ve had to cancel or postpone a lot of our planned activities but we are working to reschedule with social distancing in mind.  We didn’t let a pandemic stop our tree seedling giveaway and our annual tree planting.   We need to think creatively to bring sustainability programming to Delran residents.

Tree Seedling Giveaway

seedlingPlanting trees is important, even during a pandemic. We had originally scheduled the giveaway for April but it had to be postponed.  The Delran Green Team will be picking up seedlings on May 26 from the NJ DEP Division of Parks and Forestry as part of the NJ Tree Recovery Program.  We will be handing seedlings out on Thursday May 28 at Conrow Park between the hours of 5pm and 7pm.

In order to keep people safe and follow state guidelines, we will ask that you drive up to the entrance of Conrow Park from Haines Mill Road to accept these seedlings through your car window. We’ll be wearing our masks, and request that you do, as well! Thank you!

*Please fill out this google form before you come.*

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

NOTE: We will be giving out bare root seedlings ranging in size from 6 to 24 inches (depending on species). NJDEP selects seedlings appropriate to the region of the state. Residents can plant these seedlings in their yard. We will post information about each species on our website so you know where to plant.  Share a photo of your seedling from last spring on our Facebook page if it survived the winter.

March 11, 2020 Green Team meeting

The Delran Green Team is planning several events for the spring.  We would love to see other residents get involved.  We meet at the Delran Township Municipal Building at 7pm the second Wednesday of the month.  Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome all to stop by and see what’s going on.

Forestry Activity

  • Arbor Day @ Brown Street Park
  • Seedling Giveaway

School Collaboration

  • Third Grade Trees
  • STEM Fair
  • Community Clean up – May 20

Green Team Activities 

  • Movie Series
  • Slam Dunk Junk
  • Plastic Toy Collection for Second Chance Toys
  • Volunteer Cleanup @ Notre Dame Park
  • Sustainability on Tap
  • Plants for Brown Street/Notre Dame – Flaggs, Wild Roots, Pinelands Alliance
  • Community Garden
  • Other Outreach events

Upcoming Events 

  • South Jersey Sustainability Meetup 
  • TriCounty Sustainability Alliance meeting

January 8, 2020

The first Green Team meeting for 2020 is on Wednesday January 8 at 7pm.  Our meetings are held in the Township Municipal Building and the public is always welcome.  We have a lot to discuss as we plan activities and events for 2020.

  • Presentation by Allied Experts
  • Community Forestry Management Plan
    • Finalize Tree Protection Ordinance
    • Arbor Day 2020 – Tree Planting
    • Seedling Giveaway April 18
    • Third Grade Trees
    • Develop 2020 budget – outreach events, plantings, training, other 
    • Schedule meeting with Mayor and Council by February 15
  • Plan Delran Beautification Project
  • Plan Plastic Toy Recycling/Slam Dunk Junk
  • Discuss Sports SWAP Proposal
  • Finalize Green Team Annual Report to Council
  • STEM Fair – plastics ideas for table
  • Green Team Hours 2020
  • Social Media Campaign – Recycling, Trees, other? 

 

November Green Team Meeting

The Green Team will be meeting on November 13 at the Delran Municipal Building.  The meeting is open to all and starts at 7pm.  Here’s what we will be discussing

  • Sustainable Jersey Certification 
  • Appointments
  • Costume SWAP 2020
  • Community Garden
  • Tree Protection Ordinance
  • Delran Beautification project for spring 2020
  • Single Use Plastics/Plastic Bag Bans
  • Upcoming events

 

October Green Team Meeting

The Green Team will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday October 9 at 7pm.  Our meetings are open to everyone and are held at the Municipal Building.  This month we will be discussing:

Toy and Costume SWAP

Tree Protection Ordinance

Delran Beautification Project

Resident Participation Guide

Toy and Halloween Costume SWAP

We hope that you will participate in our first Toy and Halloween Costume SWAP.  The idea is to donate gently used toys and costumes and attend the SWAP and go home with something new.  We want the kids to learn that it’s a great way to reduce what goes into our landfills and our recycling centers.  Most things still have a lot of life left but the child has out grown the toys.  We’ve scheduled several drop off times but if none work for you, send an email to Delran.green@gmail.com and we’ll work something out.

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Green Team meeting

The Delran Green Team will meet on September 11 at 7pm in the Delran Municipal Building.  All are welcome to attend.  We are always searching for volunteers and great ideas.  Here’s a list of agenda items for this month’s meeting. 

Community Engagement 

“Toy and Halloween Costume SWAP”  

Community Forestry Management Plan 

Tree Protection Ordinance 

Delran Beautification project for spring