Concern for the preservation of water, beach and woodland resources of the area occasioned the appointment of this Commissioner to monitor the use and/or abuse of these resources. The Commissioner reports on any problems and gives constructive advice on environmental protection.
The Commissioner, from time to time, schedules informative lectures by persons knowledgeable in a particular field i.e. trees, plants, native plants and pests that may be causing an infestation. In addition, information notices go out if there are any problems with invasive plants and insects. Also, the Commissioner schedules spring and fall Town cleanups with other work being done on beautification, which will entail residents to pitch in to help nuture our native grasses until they have become well established.
The Commission invites residents to help maintain our natural resources. Click here for more details.
The Environment Commission distributes information on natural landscaping in the dunes. Invasive plants and trees are of particular concern to Dune Acres: Oriental Bittersweet, Garlic Mustard, alien Lyme grass (Leymus Arenarius, and the Tree-of-Heaven. In addition, the Emerald Ash Borer is an exotic invasive insect that threatens North American ash trees with extinction. (Note: Click on the preceding links for additional information.)
Commissioner: Robin Tennant