Environmental Commission to Dicuss Turf Fields Tonight
Panel also updating inventory of natural resources, vegetation, wildlife, geology, and open spaces.
The Madison Environmental Commission will hold a meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Hartley Dodge Memorial to discuss the impact of the planned Recreational Complex development.
Construction of the first phase of the Complex, which includes two artificial turf fields, could begin in April. Environmental issues up for discussion include wetlands buffers, a historic double-line of 100-year-old heritage pin oaks, and prime aquifer recharge.
Also, the Commission is spearheading a project to update the Borough's Environmental Resources Inventory.
The inventory, which was last revised 10 years ago, contains comprehensive logging and discussion of the borough's natural resources, incuding vegetation, wildlife, geology, hyrdology, and open spaces. The inventory report will have GIS mapping of topography, watersheds and land cover.
The Commission hopes to present the updated ERI to the borough government for adoption into the Master Plan. The project is being funded, in part, by a Smart Growth grant from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions.
Madison residents who have questions about the project, or are interested in volunteering, can contact Commission member James Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.