Environmental

Verona Park Conservancy

The Verona Park Conservancy is a public, non-profit organization that is dedicated to working with the Essex County Parks Department and the public to maintain, beautify and improve Verona Park’s appearance and facilities for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

With many visitors each year on its 54 acres, Verona Park is one of the most frequently visited parks in Essex County. To help manage and restore the park, Conservancy members and volunteers are often seen cleaning the park, weeding and pruning the gardens, planting trees, shrubs and flowers and helping to protect Verona Lake from pollution, siltation and algae.

The Verona Park Conservancy Monthly Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30 – 8:30 PM in the Verona Park Boathouse. All are welcome to join.

Verona Park Conservancy
PO Box 143
Verona, NJ 07044

Website: http://www.veronapark.org

e-mail: info@veronapark.org


Hilltop Conservancy

“Preserving the quality of life and the resources of nature.”

The mission of the Hilltop Conservancy is to keep the Hilltop Reservation as a nature preserve that provides habitat for native wildlife and plant species; and a site that provides respite, enjoyment, and learning activities to the community.

Member Goals:

  • Provide and maintain walking trails within the Hilltop reservation, and map connections to trails enjoyed by hiking clubs.
  • Restore and maintain a meadow with native plants and flowers that provide food for birds and butterflies.
  • Provide nesting places for birds.
  • Inventory and publish a list of native plants and animals .
  • Maintain a website with information about the Hilltop Reservation and activities.
  • Make available written materials about the Hilltop Reservation and its history.
  • Increase the number of friends to the Hilltop Reservation by growing membership in the Hilltop Conservancy organization: meeting as a group to share ideas and tasks.

Hilltop Conservancy, Inc.
c/o Theresa Trapp
34 Depot Street
Verona, NJ 07044-1338

Website: http://www.hilltopconservancy.org/

e-mail: executivecommittee@hilltopconservancy.org


Verona Environmental Commision

(appointed)

The Verona Environmental Commission is comprised of 7 members plus 2 alternates who are Verona residents, serve without compensation and are appointed by the Mayor.

The role of the Commission is to study and make recommendations to the Township Council and the Planning Board concerning open space preservation, water resources management, air pollution control, solid waste management, noise control, soil and landscape protection, environmental appearance, marine resources and protection of flora and fauna throughout the Township.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 – 9:00 PM in the Community Center conference room, except during the months of July and August. Any Verona resident may attend a meeting of the Environmental Commission.

Verona Environmental Commission
600 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044

Website: http://www.veronaec.org

e-mail: veronaenvironmental@gmail.com


Landmarks Preservation Commission

(appointed)

The Verona Landmarks Preservation Commission is an agency established by the Town Council to assist in the identification and preservation of our town’s landmarks and historical sites. The commission consists of 5 regular members and 2 alternate members who are appointed by the Mayor and Council.

Verona Landmarks Preservation Commission
600 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044

Website: http://www.veronanj.org/landmarks

e-mail: vlpcinfo@veronanj.org


Shade Tree Commission

(appointed)

The Verona Shade Tree Commission assists the Township with the care of our public trees. The commission is comprised of volunteers who are residents of Verona and are designated by the Mayor. There are currently 5 members plus a Council Liaison.

Public meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM in the Municipal Building Conference Room.

Verona Shade Tree Commission
600 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044

Website: http://www.veronaec.org/township-trees


Sustainable Verona

Sustainable Jersey is a certification program for municipalities in New Jersey that want to go green, save money and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. Sustainable Jersey towns and cities implement practices that lead to cost savings in energy, water and garbage bills. The program helps communities improve efficiency, cut waste and stimulate their local economies. Registered towns get special priority access and notification of incentives and grants, and are eligible for the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants Program which has funded $795,000 worth of sustainable projects since 2009 across New Jersey.

Local government participation is strictly voluntary and never mandated. Sustainable Jersey is New Jersey based and consensus driven. Certification actions are developed through an ongoing process of discussion and research that includes the participation of over 150 New Jersey leaders, experts, and organizations including state agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, and business leaders.

Verona is a Sustainable Jersey certified community–one of only 180 in the state. Verona achieved Sustainable Jersey certification at the bronze level. Certified towns are an outstanding group of municipalities that are making important contributions toward the long-term goal of a sustainable New Jersey and world.

Sustainable Verona

880 Bloomfield Ave.

Verona, NJ 07044

Website: www.VeronaNJ.org/SustainableVerona

e-mail: stneale@veronanj.org

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