Natural Resources Preservation Advisory Board

The Natural Resources Preservation Advisory Board has been established to provide constructive advice, counsel to Town Departments and Boards, and to the Town Commission, with a broad outlook toward environmental and natural resources preservation, protection, and conservation. The board acts in an advisory capacity. The actions, decisions, and recommendations of the Natural Resources Preservation Advisory Board shall not be final or binding on the Town Commission but shall be advisory only.


One (1) regular meeting of the Board shall be held each quarter, and special meetings may be called by the chairperson or by any three (3) members of the board.

Qualification for Membership:

Members of this board shall be appointed from the residents of the town who shall be knowledgeable concerning environmental issues and problems and concerned with the need to effect reasonable solutions thereto. Membership of the board may be composed of both laymen and professional representatives from such related fields of study as are pertinent to the scope of environmental problems, including the fields of law, biology, chemistry, and engineering.

Members and Term Expiration:

Steven Parks, Chairperson - April 2022

Nievecita Maraj, Vice Chairperson - July 2021

Dario Tertan - October 2021

Susan Amerling-Stern - April 2021

Katharina Braun - July 2021

Jack Halpern -  July 2021

Diane Matthewman - October 2021


The Town’s Natural Resources Preservation Advisory board met on January 8th. During the meeting, the board discussed various ideas to educate the public on the importance of recycling and making life style changes that positively affect the environment.