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About the MEC

Manalapan Environmental Commission (MEC)

Who are we?

We are your neighbors – we live in Manalapan and volunteer to help our municipal government protect the environment and natural resources in our town. 

What do we do?

Review development plans to identify potential environmental concerns
Evaluate environmental problems and offer solutions
Educate residents about ways to protect the local environment
Help integrate environmental policies into local plans and projects
Propose ordinances to protect the environment
Help to increase recycling rates
Advocate for planned open space protection
Help GreenTeam aquire points toward their goal of obtaining sustainable Jersey certification for Manalapan

When do we meet?

We meet the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm in Town Hall

What are some of our projects?

Established a demonstration rain garden at the Rec Center to teach how plants can be used to help prevent pollution of our local waterways.
Planted a Monarch Butterfly Waystation at the Rec Center to help save the endangered migration of the Monarch butterfly.
Conducted rain barrel building workshops
Held native plant sales
Developed displays for Town Hall on topics such as rain barrels & recycling.
Produced a series of shows for MTTN called “Green Matters in Manalapan” to educated residents on a variety of issues such as recycling, composting, energy conservation, and Monarch Butterflies.
Increased road signs to help residents locate the recycling drop off center
Created a traveling display about disposable plastic water bottles
Worked with students in Manalapan school district on a variety of environmental projects.
Wrote a brochure about Conservation Easements explaining their purpose and related rules.
Received a $15,000 grant from ANJEC to plan walking and biking trails in Manalapan.

How to Contact us?

Send an email to MEC@mtnj.org