The Hammonton Environmental Commission was established in 1975. In addition to its primary role in advising the Town’s Land Use body, the Commission’s role is to promote the conservation and development of the environmental quality of the Town of Hammonton. It also functions as the Town’s Shade Tree Commission, and maintains jurisdiction over the town’s significant trees.
The Town of Hammonton has been certified as a Tree City, USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the third year in a row! The designation recognizes the commitment Hammonton has made to cultivating and caring for its trees. This commitment includes operating a Municipal Tree Bank for future street tree and park plantings, recycling residential brush and leaves as mulch for area farms, distributing free tree seedlings to elementary school students and other residents, and working with town residents in recommending and selecting trees native to the area to enhance our local environment and protect threatened pollinator and other species. For more information about the Tree City USA program and the Arbor Day Foundation, click here: www.arborday.org