October Green Team Meeting

Here’s our agenda for October.  The public is always welcome to stop by and provide input and assistance.  This month we want to put together a list of projects to work on in 2018.  If you decide to come but can’t find us, call – (609)304-1297.

  • Discussion on Delran Community Day display
  • Update on our Sustainable Jersey Application
  • Update on our Community Forestry Plan
  • Possible collaboration on events with the Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC)
  • 2018 Projects – Green Team members recommendations
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September Green Team Meeting

The Delran Green Team will be meeting on Wednesday September 13 at the Delran Municipal Building.  Our meeting starts at 7pm.  The public is welcome to join us and bring new ideas.  If you can’t find us or the building is locked, call (609)304-1297.

Here’s our agenda:
Review and approve minutes from the August meeting
Update on our application for certification
Design our display for Delran Day – Backyard habitats including selection of plants
Wildflower Garden maintenance and planting of Delran Day plants on October 11

August Green Team Meeting

The Delran Green Team will be meeting on Wednesday August 16 at the Delran Municipal Building.  Our meeting starts at 7pm.  The public is welcome to join us and bring new ideas.  If you can’t find us or the building is locked, call (609)304-1297.

Here’s our agenda:

Welcome MaryEllen Pierce as the newest member of the Green Team
Review and approve minutes from the July meeting
Burlington County Farmer Market event
Delran Eggsplorers
Status of Community Forestry Plan and next steps
Assignments to complete revisions required for our Sustainable Jersey application
Delran Day – Backyard habitats
Time Capsule Garden plan
Wildflower Garden maintenance

July 12 Green Team Meeting

Here’s our agenda for July.   The public is welcome to join us.  If the doors locked or you can’t find the room, call (609)304-1297.

Discussion Items 
Update on Sustainable Jersey Application
Sunday’s in the Park – July 16 Plant Guilds
Sunday’s in the Park – August 20 Possible collaboration with Delran Eggsplorers
Emerald Ash Borer
Community Forestry Plan
Burlington County Farmer’s Market
Delran Day

Upcoming Events 

Sundays in the Park – July 16 – Plant Guilds.

Ash Trees and the Emerald Ash Borer

There have been several stories published in the newspapers about the future of Ash Trees.  The invasive Emerald Ash Borer has been documented in several Burlington County communities.  On streets where Ash are the primary tree, the impacts will be devastating.  The Green Team has posted resources for homeowners in the community on our website.  If the damage from Emerald Ash Borer exceeds 30%, it may be too late.  Removal and replacement may be the only option if the damage is too great.  Dead Ash Trees are difficult to take down because the trees shatter. If it’s not too late, a certified pesticide applicator can treat your trees.   We’ve posted a list of Tree Experts  that can evaluate the condition of your trees and treat with pesticides and if necessary they can remove.  We urge residents to act now, as once the Emerald Ash Borer is present in your tree it will likely be dead in three to five years.  If you’re not sure if your tree is an Ash Tree, contact the Green Team and we’ll stop by and check.

June 14 Green Team Meeting

Here’s our agenda for June.   The public is welcome to join us.  If the doors locked or you can’t find the room, call (609)304-1297.

Discussion Items

  • Delran Eggsplorers
  • Community Garden
  • Sustainable Jersey Certification Application – status
  • Sunday’s in the Park for Workshops – Composting, Trees, Gardening, Chickens,
  • Follow up action on Emerald Ash Borer
  • Community Forestry Plan
  • T-shirts
  • Summer Meeting Schedule

Upcoming Events 

  • June 25 @2pm Conrow Park – Composting/Cut it-Leave it/Edible Compost for Kids

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It hatched!

The Delran Eggsplorers are ready to welcome residents interested in raising backyard chickens. At the May 2, 2017 public meeting Delran Township Council voted to allow a Chicken Pilot Program.  Twenty licenses will be available to eligible residents to raise up to four hens.  (No Roosters)  Council will be appointing the Advisory Board at the June 13 Public Meeting. Residents interested in participating in the pilot program must attend a class on raising backyard chickens and pay a $10 per year license fee.  To ensure success, the Advisory Board conduct “Chicken Chats” with residents prior to constructing the coop and run.  Once the coop and run are constructed, representatives from the Board will again visit the resident and sign off on the application giving the resident a “CO – Chicken Occupancy” so that the resident return to the Municipal Building to obtain their license.

Delran has farming roots. We believe the pilot program will prove to the community that chickens can exist in the suburbs without creating a nuisance.  Families interested in participating care about their food they feed to their families.  In addition, they will be reducing their impact on the environment by feeding their vegetable scraps to their chickens, using chickens to keep insects under control, and composing chicken waste for use in their gardens.   We are egg-cited to see this program finally hatch!

There’s a meeting scheduled for Monday June 19 at 7:30pm for anyone interested in participating.

Sunday’s in the Park – Composting

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Wondering what to do with those grass clippings?  What to do something positive for the environment?  Join the Delran Green Team and  learn to compost.  On Sunday June 25 at 2pm at Conrow Road Park, Al Carp will demonstrate how to make a compost bin, what to compost and how to use your compost.  The program is free.  Bring the kids along and they’ll enjoy making and eating  edible compost.  We’ll have a few already made compost bins available for $8.  If you’d like additional information, please send us an email.Sun