Each Essex County Township has an Environmental Commission of some sort that advises that town's elected officials.
Attend meetings and work with your town's EC on ways to ensure the safety and protection of South Mountain Reservation.
Each Essex County Township has a Town Council or Committee that meets at least twice a month.
Attend meetings and ask your elected leaders to protect the South Mountain Reservation from further expansion. Find meeting dates on your township's home page.
It's important that County Executive Joe DiVincenzo hears from each Essex County taxpayer, including students, business owners, and senior citizens. Call (973) 621-4400
Let your Essex County Board of County Commissioners know where you stand: Protecting our reservation is important to all residents...both human, plant, and animal! Find links to contact info by clicking below.
All contributions to the Coalition to Save South Mountain Reservation are tax-deductible. We have partnered with 504(c)3 Our Green West Orange to make sure every dollar collected is used for protecting South Mountain Reservation. CSMR members are residents like you, and volunteer their time and energy to protect the environment.
Please reach out with ideas, resources, and concerns. We appreciate your input!
February 11, 2020 the Millburn Environmental Commission passed a strong resolution to halt the county's amphitheater project based on detrimental environmental impacts.
Sept 10, 2019 the West Orange Township Council presents resolution calling on Essex Board of Chosen Freeholders to HALT expansion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex. County must provide a traffic study, environmental impact study, &
adhere to all DEP, soil conservation & other environmental protection & erosion guidelines.
February 27, 2020 the South Orange Environmental Commission unanimously passed a strong resolution against the county's amphitheater project.
Aug. 6, 2019 the Maplewood Township Committee passed a resolution calling on Essex Board of Chosen Freeholders to HALT expansion of the South Mountain Recreation Complex. (Committeewoman Nancy Adams drafted the town’s resolution with help from the Maplewood Green Team.)
[Resolution PDF below]
March 4, 2020, the Newark Environmental Commission adopted a resolution similar to that of the Millburn: Enough is enough.
[Resolution PDF below]