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.
If you’re not signed up but would like to see what’s happening. Here’s a link to our Spring Green Print
Our Delran Middle School students understand climate change is real. The Delran Middle School Green Team is participating in the Philadelphia Zoo’s Unless Project. They know that UNLESS we all make changes many species will disappear, sea level will rise and weather patterns will change. Watch their video to learn things you can do at home to help..
The Delran Green Team welcomes Lisa Fichana. Lisa was appointed by Mayor Ken Paris at the February 28, 2017 Council Work Session. We look forward to working with Lisa to make Delran a Better Place to Live, Work and Play.
Delran Township Police Department has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency to accept expired prescription medications as well as over-the-counter drugs for proper disposal since 2009. On Saturday from 10am to 2pm, Delran Township Police Department will be accepting unwanted drugs. It’s a free and anonymous process. Delran Township Police deliver the unused/expired/unwanted drugs to the local DEA office for proper disposal. Since the program started in 2009, Delran residents have turned in over 710 pounds of drugs for proper disposal. If you aren’t able to drop off your drugs on Saturday between 10am and 2pm, you can still properly dispose of your unwanted drugs. The Palmyra Police Department has a secure drop off of point for unwanted medications available to the public throughout the year.
Kicking off our “WalkAbout Wednesdays”. Join us on September 17 at 9:15 for a walk in Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area located at 518 Creek Road
Moorestown, NJ. Easy 1 mile long trail.
WHEN: September 9th at 7pm
WHERE: Delran Township Municipal Building
This is our regular monthly meeting. All are welcome to attend. If the door is locked please call (609)217-2875.
• Welcome attendees
• Review and approve August meeting minutes
• Recap of Council Work Session Meeting – Bill
• Delran Day October 4 Planning
• Update on Burlington County Buy Local Program – Bill
• Health and Wellness Program – Finalize the list of programs offered.
• Sustainable Jersey application status – Deb to provide
• Annual Report – members input requested. Please bring comments/suggestions.
• Upcoming events
• Other business
What can you do in one of our National Parks, Historic Trails, National Monuments, National Historic Sites, National Seashores, National Forests and Preserves? camp, hike, rock climb, snorkel, swim, ski, boat, raft, view wildlife, see amazing scenery, kayak, snowshoe, climb a glacier, picnic, relax, photograph – the list is endless. The cost of an annual pass is $80.
Do you have a 4th grader? Great news! Every Kid in a Park pass program starts today! Find out how you can get a free pass to federal parks, lands and waters. Check it out: www.everykidinapark.gov. Great way to create some amazing family memories and photographs. This is a DO NOT MISS opportunity. Kids, with your 4th grade National Park pass you can bring a carload of family and friends along.
The Green Team posted lawn signs at key locations in Delran to inform residents about lawn watering. It looks like our signs are working. More residents are choosing to water their lawns in the early morning or early evening. Watering during the heat of the day results in significant loss due to evaporation. You need to water longer which uses more water to accomplish the same effect if you water before 9am or after 5pm. You really don’t need to water unless you’ve recently planted sod or reseeded your lawn. The roots will grow deeper with less watering. Once we get the big rain storm – your lawn will be lush green once again. To learn more ways you can use water wisely, go to EPA’s WaterSense website.