Livingston Environmental Commission (LEC)


To provide leadership and vision in support of all Township activities involving  protecting, using and restoring natural resources and open space located within the Township.

The Livingston Environmental Commission (LEC) in Livingston, NJ was established by ordinance in 1973. It consists of seven members, one of whom shall also be member of the Planning Board, and two alternates all of whom must be Township residents and are appointed by the Mayor. The members study and make recommendations to the Township Council on issues relating to protecting, developing or using the natural resources — including water resources and open space — located within the Township. The LEC reviews the potential environmental impacts of applications heard before the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

LEC Members and Meeting Dates (2017)

Current Initiatives

NJ Complete Streets

Promote “Complete Streets” connecting businesses, schools and residential areas

Share Tree

A proposal to subsidize residents’ tree replacement planting cost

Bike Livingston logo

A proud sponsor and partner of “Bike Livingston” (June 8, 2014)





Recent Activities


LEC at Orchard Hill for open space use assessment and property clean up (Dec. 8, 2013)

The Lorax Tree

LEC presented about tree preservation during the Lorax movie showing at the Livingston Environmental Film Series (March 2013)

Tree Saplings

LEC gave away tree saplings on Arbor Day and at Township electronic recycling days (2012)

Livingston Electronic Recycling

LEC supports various town-wide Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding events
(2010 – present)


Tree City USA logo

Reviewed and updated Township Tree Ordinance


Environmental Resource Inventory

LEC spearheaded the compilation of Township Environmental Resource Inventory Report (2010)


Related Links

Water Conservation
Environmental Topics
Environmental Links
Trails and Greenway


Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC)
The Trust for Public Land
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Grant and Loan Programs (NJDEP Grants & Loan)
Artificial Turf Safety (video report 2012) (CDC Report)

The Livingston Environmental Commission and Open Space Trust Fund Committee were awarded an ANJEC Environmental Achievement Award from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions at its annual Environmental Congress on October 21, 2005.