Friday, April 19, 2013
Four Wyckoff business met the requirements to be the first four honorees of the Green Business Program.
The Wyckoff Environmental Commissions Green Business Program awarded a certificate to the first four honorees of their program. Chocolate Etc., Green Lion Digital, 3 Chicas and the Township of Wyckoff were all awarded “handsome certificates” for their efforts in going green. “Honestly, when I first saw the form and the procedures it really made me think,” said Chocolate Etc. owner Jay Vidockler. “There were some environmental friendly things I was doing and others that I wasn’t even conscious of so I started to do more of them. It’s really easy for any business to do and if everybody in town took these steps it could really make a difference.” The Green Business Program is part of an initiative to get Wyckoff closer to attaining the Silver…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Wyckoff resident John A. Unglert documented the environmentally friendly efforts of his fellow township residents through his wonderful photography.
Members of Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, several Girl Scout Troops, Wyckoff Green Team Task Force, the Christian Health Care Center, Friends of Wyckoff and Partners in Pride were all in attendace for the team up to tidy up efforts, along with a number of helpful residents. Members of the Environmental Committee, the Wyckoff Green Team and a number of local students were a part of the efforts at the Shred Fest. Please feel free to attach any of your personal photos taken at either of these events to this story. Click here to see the impact that these residents actually made.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Environmental Commission hopes to begin installation this spring.
A small rain garden at the Wyckoff Public Library is coming together after the collaborative work of many township volunteers. The Environmental Commission, in cooperation with the Energy and Buildings Green Team, put together a proposal to install a rain garden to the right of the library’s entrance doors. The proposal was approved by the Library Board Wednesday night. The rain garden’s purposes are many, according to Green Team members. “A rain garden is a storm water runoff mediator,” said Wyckoff Environmental Commissioner Catherine Runge. “Storm water eventually enters the water supply and carries pesticides from landscapes and chemicals from roofs.” “One way to protect our water resources locally is intercepting, treating and …
Monday, April 11, 2011
As part of our Earth Month celebration, Patch looks into the health of our very own local watering hole and what we can do to maintain it.
There is no Loch Ness monster lurking underneath the surface of Franklin Lake (that we know of), but there are some smaller microbial organisms that you might want to consider before taking the plunge. With runoff from surrounding houses and associated algal growth, and a barrage of uninvited guests from the animal kingdom, the health of the lake is a constant concern for the Indian Trail club and, well, all of us in town! While the lake is technically owned by the McBride family, who leases the land to the Indian Trail Club, local tennis and swim spot, it is a combined responsibility to keep the lake in its pristine condition. Peter McBride, board member at ITC (and my father), shares that Franklin Lake, as the only swimming lake in …