Blogs

Closter Cleanup Day 2024 Results

Thank you to those who joined us for Closter Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 6, 2024! The community collected a large amount of trash from the Closter’s streets and nature trails, helping to protect wildlife and keep the environment clean. These volunteers included Council members Chris Cho, as well as the Mayor himself.  We also...

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Blogs

Closter’s First Sustainable Jersey Certification

The Environmental Commission is proud to announce Closter’s first Sustainable Jersey certification! On September 21, 2023 Closter received the “Bronze” level certification after earning 160 points for its documented actions. The actions include projects to manage natural resources, land, waste, and energy use. Details...

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Blogs

Closter Cleanup Day Was A Success

Thank you to those who joined us for Closter Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 6, 2023! Approximately 130 volunteers collected 60 bags of trash from Closter’s streets and nature trails, thus protecting wildlife and beautifying the environment. These volunteers included Council members Scott Devlin and Dolores Witko, as well as the Mayor...

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Blogs

Native Grasses & Groundcovers Display Garden at MacBain Farm: First Year Report

Interest in reducing lawn size is increasingly popular as a way citizens can support native pollinators, and reduce the causes and effects of climate change. The Closter Environmental Commission Native Grasses & Groundcovers Display Garden was planted at MacBain Farm in May 2022. The garden provides residents and visitors with...

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Blogs, Events

No Mow May

Bee colonies in NJ and beyond are declining due to habitat loss, pesticides, climate change, and parasites. This May, help our Closter’s pollinators by NOT mowing your lawn! Decreasing mowing frequency allows flowering plants to bloom, providing nectar and pollen to bees and other pollinators. The growing “No Mow May” movement is a...

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