Borough of Little Silver
480 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739
Phone: 732-842-2400
Fax: 732-219-0581

Welcome to the Borough of Little Silver, a community of approximately 6,000 residents in eastern Monmouth County.Little Silver has an outstanding school system, is a stone's throw to New Jersey's beaches, and has direct train service to Manhattan. Our town has a proud history, with the Lenni Lenape tribe among its earliest settlers, and is friendly, prosperous and vibrant.

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Environmental Commission


Chair Bonnie Winters Akey
Council Representative Michael Holzapfel

John Heidema
Corky Johnson
Susan Murray
Meghan Murphy
Karen Faherty Rosen

Ilene Reynolds


Simon Nynens

Willis (Bill) Post


2020 Meeting Schedule
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at Borough Hall
Open to the public

Wednesday January 22 Wednesday July 22
Wednesday February 26 Wednesday August 26
Wednesday March 25 Wednesday September 23
Wednesday April 22 Wednesday October 28
Wednesday May 27 Wednesday November 18
Wednesday June 24 Wednesday December 16

Functions of Environmental Commission

The Environmental Commission is an advisory body to the Planning/Zoning Board and to the Mayor and Council. Its goal is to protect and preserve Little Silver’s natural resources and open space by preventing the degradation of the environment through improper use of the land and water. To carry out these functions the Environmental Commission has developed an Environmental Resource Inventory along with an Open Space and Recreational Plan which catalog the Borough’s natural habitat environment.

The Environmental Commission reviews all plans for construction with respect to environmental impact on the subject site and adjacent properties and makes recommendations to the Planning/Zoning Board. The Environmental Commission is especially focused on maintaining water quality, storm water runoff, erosion and wetlands disturbance.   We also review CAFRA or Army Corps of Engineers permits for regional plans on the Shrewsbury River .

 The Environmental Commission is involved in many activities to promote a healthy habitat for Little Silver residents and wildlife including:

·         Monthly water quality monitoring of our streams and waterways

·         Sponsor clean-ups of our roadways, parks and open space

·         Coordinate with adjacent municipalities to study interrelated environmental issues and problems

·         Apply for grants to fund and maintain Little Silver’s open space and wildlife habitats

·         Provide stormwater management techniques to prevent trash and lawn chemicals from entering drainage systems and waterways.

·         Develop educational brochures to inform residents on how to protect water quality.

·         Maintain relationships with and participate in programs sponsored by State, Federal and County agencies and environmental associations

·         Promote and support recycling and litter prevention programs

Copies of the Little Silver Watershed are available at Borough Hall and the Library.  This pamphlet includes information on sound environmental techniques to protect and enhance your quality of life in Little Silver.

Little Silver Community Garden

The Environmental Commission is also responsible for creating and coordinating a successful Community Garden, opened in Spring of 2015. The garden is located in the open area behind the Parker Homestead.  For information and application click here .