Environmental and Sustainability Planning
The Environmental and Sustainability Planning section focuses on contemporary environmental issues, and the protection of the County’s natural systems. This section reviews stormwater and wastewater plans through the Areawide Water Quality Management Program and supports the local agricultural industry through the Monmouth County Farmland Preservation Program, and provides technical assistance to municipalities through the Community Rating System (CRS) Program.
The Environmental & Sustainability Planning section, in coordination with the Monmouth County Environmental Council, produces a periodic newsletter to provide County citizens with information affecting local environment, as well as environmental outreach events in our communities. To view the current newsletter, click here.
Also housed within this section is the NJDEP AmeriCorps Ambassador, who assesses the quality of the local streams; provides environmental education and outreach to schools and community groups; supports local watershed partnerships; and assists with the distribution of state and county educational materials, reports and studies to a wider audience.