Have You Read the Pequannock Environmental Resource Inventory?

Pompton Dam & Pequannock DamImage by Christopher Lotito via FlickrAn Environmental Resource Inventory is a living document produced by a municipality, often by their Environmental Commission, and often with assistance from an outside contractor, which established a baseline of all the waterways, flora, fauna, geological features, and in short resources of an environmental nature that exist within its boundaries.

On July 20th, 2009, the Pequannock Environmental Commission finalized its updated ERI and made it available for public consumption.  Of course, it bears mentioning that I was on the Environmental Commission at this time and, along with the rest of the commission, was heavily involved with the drafting of this document.  I have to say, I'm thrilled with how it's come out and it's been a valuable resource since then.

The ERI is an excellent resource for getting to know your town in addition to being the starting point for nearly all research of a natural or scientific nature regarding the same.

If you haven't had a chance to review the Pequannock ERI, you can now do so online via your browser:  http://www.peqtwp.org/documents/environmental/eri/pequannock_eri_full.pdf

Christopher Lotito is a member of the Pequannock EnvironmentalHistoric District, and Flood Control Advisory Commissions as well as the author of  "Torrent," a book about flooding in the region.  Lotito's personal mission is to reduce new taxes, drastically reduce flooding, and preserve more green spaces for our children.  Christopher Lotito Profile

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