Hunterdon County
New Jersey


Have an environmental issue? The EOS meets the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lebanon Township Municipal Building, 530 West Hill Road, Lebanon Township, NJ. Our meetings offer a public session for township residents to voice their concerns. Please come to a meeting and let us know what is on your mind or contact us by email at

Commission Members

Michael Chen, Alternate II
Marty Collett, Alternate I
Adam Duckworth, Chair
Sharon Hardy
Erik Henriksen
Kathryn L. Koch
Nancy Lawler
Warren Newman
Sharon Petzinger

Lebanon Township Green Team

Visit the Lebanon Township Community Green Team Facebook Page to learn about the exciting work our Green Team volunteers are doing.


2022 Litter Clean Up

Thank you from the EOSC

Spotted Lanternfly

The NJ Department of Agriculture has designated Hunterdon County as a quarantine county for the Spotted Lanternfly. Please take a moment to review the following information to understand the impact of this invasive pest and what to do if you see it in our area.

New Jersey Department of Agriculture announces instructions for residents about Spotted Lanternfly (8/12/20)

What the New Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Means for You

See it, Report it!

Pest Alert - Spotted Lanternfly

Subchapter 20: Quarantines

Checklist for residents living in Spotted Lanternfly quarantine areas - English

Checklist for residents living in Spotted Lanternfly quarantine areas - Spanish

244 Acre Park Preserved in Lebanon Township

NJ Conservation Foundation Press Release regarding the Pelio property preservation. (photo)

The Gypsy Moth

The Gypsy Moth, commonly recognized in the larva stage as the caterpillar covered with spiky hair and rows of blue and red warts, is one of the most notorious pests of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States. Since 1980, the gypsy moth has defoliated close to a million forested acres each year.

Gypsy moth larvae prefer hardwoods, but may feed on several hundred different species of trees and shrubs. In the East, it prefers oaks, apple, sweetgum, speckled alder, basswood, gray and white birch, poplar, and willow, but may also target cottonwood, hemlock, southern white cedar, and native pines and spruces.

Homeowners can consider one or more tactics to help reduce gypsy moth infestation on their property:

  • Remove objects around the outside of the home that provide shelter for gypsy moth larvae and pupae, such as flaps of bark, dead tree branches, dead trees, boxes, cans, or old tires.
  • Destroy egg masses found on outbuildings, on fencing, and in woodpiles. Egg masses can also be destroyed by painting them with commercially available products, such as liquid detergents.
  • Place burlap wraps around trees to serve as a shade trap for older larvae when they seek out protected resting places during the day. The larvae can be manually collected and destroyed.
  • Use barrier bands, such as double-sided sticky tapes, or sticky material such as Tanglefoot, petroleum jelly, or grease, to prevent larvae from crawling up the trunks of susceptible trees.

For further information on the Gypsy Moth and what homeowners can do to safely suppress the spread of this pest can be found at NJ Dept of Agriculture Gypsy Moth Suppression - Homeowner Fact Sheets.

Black Bears in New Jersey

Know the Bear Facts from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.