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Lambertville Re-Establishes Green Team

A view of the spring foliage of Lambertville from New Hope earlier this week. Credit: Tom Sofield/

The Green Team is back in the City of Lambertville.

The city council reinstated the team at April’s city council meeting. 

If you are wondering what the Green Team is, they are a team of volunteers devoted toward the pursuit of green initiatives. The focal point of the team is to keep the city clean and environmentally friendly. 

The team will be comprised of 13 volunteers serving over a three-year term. There will be an Environmental Commission representative, Parks and Recreation Commission representative, Shade Tree Commission representative, Resilience Team representative, a city clerk and the public works director, officials told

The Green Team will be busy during their three-year term.

Officials said they will facilitate the successful completion of the requirements for recertification of Sustainable Jersey; educate and encourage all city employees, residents and businesses to participate in green initiatives; and collaborate with public and private green committees to ensure the replication of best practices and to ensure a coordinated effort within the City of Lambertville.

One overarching goal of the team is to assure clean air and water, save tax tax dollars and build a sustainable community that works for the environment and economy, officials said.

Over the past year, the Lambertville City Council has worked vigorously to pass several environmentally friendly initiatives. Some are installing two electric vehicle charging stations, winning a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Grant to renovate Holcombe Park worth $308,000 and holding several informational meetings on flood planning open to the public. 

The Green Team was reinstated a week before Arbor Day, which is on April 26 this year. Arbor Day is a holiday dedicated toward planting trees.

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