Environmental Commission


The Environmental Commission shall have power to conduct research into the possible use of the open land areas of the Township and may coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes, and may prepare various publications which in its judgment it deems necessary for its purposes. It shall keep an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned in order to obtain information on the proper use of such areas, and may from time to time recommend to the Harding Township Planning Board plans and programs for inclusion in a Township Master Plan.

Hunting Policy

For the 2021-22 Harding Township Hunting Policy and Procedures Click Here

The Hunter's workshop will be in person on August 30, 2021 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Harding Township Municipal Building.  To register for the meeting call or send an email to Lsharp@hardingnj.org (973-267-8000 ext. 711).  For the registration packet, click here.  

Emerald Ash Borer

 On March 16, 2016 a presentation was given by the Harding Township Environmental Commission and New Vernon Garden Club.

To watch the presentation given by Tree Tech expert Jon Rafalowski at Harding Township, please click here.

Spotted Lanternfly

Please click here for spotted lanternfly information for residents.

Additional Resources

  1. Harding Resources
    1. Harding DPW Recycling
    2. Outdoor Lighting 
    3. Water and Waste 
    4. Recycling 
    5. Geographic Information System (GIS)
  2. Morris County Resources
    1. Hazardous Waste Recycling
    2. Municipal Utilities Authority
    3. Mosquito Control
    4. Soil Conservation District 
  3. New Jersey State Resources
    1. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    2. Invasive Species Council
    3. Pesticide Disposal
    4. NJ Green
  4. Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC)
    1. Energy
    2. Water
    3. Pollution Prevention
    4. Model Ordinances
  5. NJ Native and Invasive plants and Trees
    1. List of Native plants, shrubs and trees
    2. Invasive Species Council
    3. Harmful Plants
  6. Using Fertilizer Responsibly
  7. Best Practices for Green Building
  8. NJ Clean Energy Program


The Environmental Commission members are appointed by the Township Committee for three year terms.  There are seven regular members and two alternates.  The Chair of the Environmental Commission is also appointed from the membership by the Township Committee for a one-year term.  The Commission chooses its Vice-Chair. One regular member is also a member of the Planning Board and serves as liaison between the bodies.

Name Term  Position
Rich Clew 12/31/2023 Regular Member
Alf Newlin
12/31/2021 Regular Member
Christina Juliano 12/31/2021 Regular Member
Hugh Symonds 12/31/2022 Chair (Mayor Appoints for one year)
Jim Novotny 12/31/2021  Vice Chair Regular Member
Brenda Catalanello 12/31/2023 Regular Member
Lisa Welsh
12/31/2023 Regular Member
William Seifert 12/31/2021 Alternate #1
Kate Barry
12/31/2022 Alternate #2
Chris Yates 12/31/2021 Township Committee Liaison
Nicolas W. Platt 12/31/2021 Township Committee Liaison





Contact Information:

George Byrnes
Environmental Commission Secretary

Phone: (973) 267-8000, ext.715