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Kingwood Township
Address: 599 Oak Grove Road, Frenchtown NJ 08825
Phone: 908-996-4276  Fax: 908-996-7753

   
Kingwood Township Environmental Information


Environmental Commission Meetings: Fourth Tuesday of every month beginning at 7:30
Debbi Hutton
Environmental Commission Secretary
599 OakGrove Road
Frenchtown, New Jersey 08825
The EC is currently working on updating the township's ERI:

Environmental Issues
Sustainable Jersey
PennEast Pipeline
Interactive Mapping

Kingwood has achieved Bronze Certification

The PennEast Pipeline was cancelled!
* Our community worked together to protect our environment, health, safety, homes and property rights *



Reduce Human-Wildlife Conflict
Mosquito Control
Protect Our Water
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Weather & Climate Information
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DROUGHT



FLOOD PREDICTIONS



2010-2019 Precipitation in Kingwood
A Kingwood Resident is a dedicated citizen scientist, collecting precipitation data every day for 8 years (and counting!).  Check out the summary she shared with the Environmental Commission:

Drinking Water Quality
Surface Water Quality
Air Quality

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Arsenic is a toxic element that can be naturally present in local ground water.  These links provide a wealth of information about what this means and what you can do about it.
  
Ground Water and Arsenic in Kingwood Township: A presentation by the Kingwood Environmental Commission on 4-27-2010 (pdf document)

Arsenic in New Jersey's Ground Water:  An information circular from the NJ Geological Survey (pdf document)

Arsenic Water Treatment for Residential Wells in NJ:  An information circular from the NJ Geological Survey (pdf document)

A Homeowner's Guide to Arsenic in Drinking Water (NJDEP Division of Science, Research & Technology)



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Invasive Species
Native Plants and Rain Gardens
Recycling




3 Easy Steps to Rid Invasive Plants From Your Landscape



2.  Remove Invasive Plants from Your Property
3.  Grow plants that are native to New Jersey

Emerald Ash Borer
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For further information email: smcnicol@kingwoodtownship.com

County Recycling Programs




Contaminated Site
Garden & Landscape
Septic Systems
DEREWAL FIVE YEAR REVIEW REPORT - PUBLIC NOTICE




Rutgers NJ Agricultural Experiment Station:  Extensive excellent resources for home and commercial gardening, farming, livestock, 4-H, environmental and health information.

Rutgers NJ Ag. Experiment Station: Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance


Why & How to
Maintain Your Septic System
in Kingwood Township


Stormwater Management






Links and Documents
Environmental Commission Objectives: 2021 Objectives


        Archived:     2020   2018    2015  2014  2013  2012
Environmental Commission Annual Reports:  2020 Annual Report
   

Lockatong and Wickecheoke Creek Watersheds:
A major project underway is theLockatong and Wickecheoke Creek Watersheds Restoration and Management Plan (these two watersheds make up the majority of Kingwood Township). The following links describe some “conceptual” designs for proposed stormwater controls for 4 municipalities as proposed in the Lockatong and Wickecheoke Creek Watersheds Management Plan.  The projects are funded by a federal 319(h) grant administered by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.  Some of the designs have been submitted by college students at Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA).  The designs are undergoing final review by the municipalities and the Lockatong and Wickecheoek Creek Watersheds Technical Committee.  Where warranted, the designs may be somewhat reconfigured. ]Ideas 1 (1.3 mb pdf);Ideas 2 (8 mb pdf);Ideas 3 (0.9 mb pdf);Roadside Drainage Ideas (1.5 mb pdf)
Native Plants and Rain Gardens:
        Go To Garden Page
Parks and Open Space:
                       Kingwood's Parks (information about parks within Kingwood owned by the township and the state)
Pollution Prevention:
Recycling:
        Go To Recycling Page
Septic Systems:
Well Water:
        Drinking Water Links

Environmentally Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs:  Over the counter and prescription medications should not be disposed down the drain because septic systems are not designed to remove pharmaceutical compounds and they may end up in your local waterways, and may eventually be found in your drinking water. Properly disposing of unwanted and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications in the trash promotes a healthy aquatic environment and prevents accidental poisoning and intentional abuse.What should you do?
Master Plan:
Open Space and Recreation Plan of the Master Plan (May 2011) ]Download Now (3.5 mb)
Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI) update (Jan. 2009) ]Download Now (24 mb)
Conservation Plan Element of the Master Plan (October 2008) ]Download Now (10 mb)
Partners

New Jersey Water Supply Authority:  http://njwsa.org


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