Events & News

Rain Barrel Workshop on Earth Day

Rain Barrels Ready to be Made

The Bordentown City Environmental Commission will be holding a Rain Barrel Workshop on “Earth Day”, Saturday, April 22nd at the Carslake Community Center, 207 Crosswicks St. in Bordentown City. Registration fee is $45 land includes all materials to make a complete rain barrel. Make sure you have a way to get your finished barrel home!

To register email Mike Haberland at or call him at 856-216-7130 x3

Or Click here to open the official Flyer/Sign Up Form

Earth Talk – “New Jersey: Pipeline or Garden State”

The Environmental Commissions of Bordentown City, Bordentown
Township & Florence Township Invite You to this Free Educational Program
Presented by ANJEC (the New Jersey Association of Environmental Commissions)

It will be held on
March 28th at 7 PM
Carslake Community Center
207 Crosswicks St.
Bordentown, NJ

Click below for complete information and the Flyer

ANJEC Roadshow Flyer

Please RSVP to
by Monday, March 27th

Bordentown City — Sustainable Jersey Silver Recertification!

We’re pleased to announce that Bordentown City has achieved Sustainable Jersey Silver recertification. Municipalities who earn this certification are considered by their peers, state government, experts, and civic organizations in NJ to be among the leading communities in the state. And, the City has been awarded the Sustainability Champion Award for small size municipalities, achieving the highest number of points in the category. The award will be presented at the 8th annual Sustainable Jersey luncheon at the NJ League of Municipalities Conference on November 15th. If anyone would like to attend, tickets can be purchased online at

Special thanks go out to our Green Team led by Cathy Elliott-Shaw and Cindy Gallagher for the continuing hard work they provide to assure we keep up the certification.

“Pollinators in Peril, Natives to the Rescue”

Earth Talk….

“Pollinators in Peril, Natives to the Rescue”

Lime Kiln Alley Butterfly Garden

Lime Kiln Alley Butterfly Garden

Don’t Miss This EarthTalk
on Tuesday, September 13th at 7 pm

Carslake Community Center
207 Crosswicks St.
Bordentown City

John Black, President of The Native Plant Society of New Jersey will explain the importance of certain native plants and the inextricable link between our pollinators and those plants.

Aside from being the president of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey, John is also a Master Naturalist and a Certified Interpretive Guide. He has worked extensively with the Bureau of Land Management and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. John’s been a volunteer for the National Wildlife Federation and served on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Audubon.

Make sure everyone you know who has an interest in native plants, insects, and sustainability attends this interesting and important Earth Talk. John will also take your questions at the end of his presentation.

Ellen Wehrman Community Garden Dedication

Bordentown City’s first Community Garden is planted and blooming…and now dedicated to the memory of one of Bordentown’s most beloved residents, Ellen Wehrman.

Ellen Dedication

Members of the Wehrman family, the community and the Environmental Commission helped place the permanent sign and dedicated the blossoming garden. If you are interested in a plot for 2017 you can email

For a “fly-over” video of the garden click here to see how all the plots are growing, and views of the water supply, the compost area, and shed.

What’s in Your Water???


What’s in Your Water???
Don’t Miss This Important EarthTalk
on Tuesday, May 24th at 7 pm

Carslake Community Center
207 Crosswicks St.
Bordentown City

George Hann, the Water Engineer for the City of Bordentown will discuss the state of our local water — including all aspects of supply, treatment and testing. He’ll also talk about current and planned improvements and expansion.

George is a professional engineer who provides engineering services for water treatment plant, water source wells, distribution systems, and storage. His responsibilities include assistance operational management. NJEIT funding for new production well and radium removal  treatment plant modification.

Make sure all your family and friends attend to learn more about how Bordentown City is ensuring our important water resources are clean and safe for us all.