About BCEC

Who We Are and What We Do:

The Bordentown City Environmental Commission (BCEC) is comprised of volunteers who are residents of Bordentown City and are appointed by the Mayor. The BCEC advises local officials and the Planning Board regarding environmental issues and acts as a watchdog for environmental problems and opportunities. We inform elected officials and the public, serve on committees, research issues, develop educational programs, and advocate for sound environmental policies. The BCEC also is able to form subcommittees run by non-appointed volunteers to pursue issues of local importance. Presently, one committee, the Green Team, runs a Green Fair, organizes the City’s seasonal, weekly Farmers’ Market, and facilitates the City’s participation in the Sustainable Jersey program. Local issues include preservation of open space, promoting walking and bicycling trails and the RiverLINE, protection of wetlands and water quality, recycling and energy conservation, and environmental education.

List of Current BCEC Members;      

  • Joel Dowshen
  • Lauren Drumm
  • Mike MacEwan
  • Brooke McMinn  
  • Dan Preston
  • B. Lynn Robinson, Planning Board Rep
  • Cathy Elliot-Shaw
  • Ralph Simon, Vice-Chairman
  • Ralph Tolomeo, Chairman

Join the BCEC mailing list to be notified of important news and key events, including information on eliminating the Spotted Lanternfly:

10 Easy Ways to Keep Bordentown City “Green”:

  • Plant a tree
  • Keep pollutants out of storm drains
  • Walk or bicycle to school, shopping or errands
  • Reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers
  • Plant native species in your yard
  • Clean up after your pets
  • Recycle, recycle, recycle
  • Ride the RiverLINE or bus to work and play
  • Clean up a stream or park
  • Compost yard waste and kitchen scraps

Bordentown City Environmental Commission
324 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown, NJ 08505

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