Sustainable Highland Park (SHP) is the “Green Team”

and an official Committee of the Boro of Highland Park, NJ

Resources & Volunteer Opportunities

ADOPT A STORM DRAIN

Storm drains collect stormwater from streets and transport it to local underground waterways. Runoff can carry litter, debris and other pollutants to the drains, the stormwater sewer system and eventually into our waterways. Litter and debris can also clog drains, flooding local streets.

Now, residents can adopt one or more storm drains in their neighborhood and periodically check, and when needed remove, litter from the top of the drain. Learn more and sign-up. 

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UPS

Tired of seeing trash on our streets and sidewalks, in our parks and other natural areas?  So are we. Do you wish you could do something about it?  Well, we are!  And so can you!

Join with Sustainable Highland Park and Highland Park Ecology and Environmental Group for our trash clean-ups. 

Learn more here.

NEWS/EVENTS

  • Native plant/pollinator garden resources here
  • Should you rake fallen leaves? here and here
  •  Leaf Blower information here
  •  Read how you can benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)here

Next SHP Meeting: Wednesday, July 24, 7:30pm

Our meetings are the 4th Wednesdays of each month except November and December which are the 3rd Wednesdays of the month..

This month, July, the Borough will be moving to Google Meet (and dropping their Zoom account) for online official meetings like SHP’s monthly general meeting.  This will be a hosted meeting and will make it possible for the host to remove disruptive attendees.              So please download the Google Meet app this month so you will be prepared to join our online meetings.  It is easy to use so don’t be intimidated.  You do not need to have an gmail account to use Google Meet.  Anyone can download the app.  

Rutgers Environmental Stewards

The Rutgers Environmental Steward Program trains volunteers on how they can take action to help solve environmental problems in their communities. 

Check out their inspiring Earth Day, Every Day Webinar Series.  For example, this webinar: From Rain Gardens to Rain Barrels; Protecting Watersheds at Home

Webinar of Interest

Backyard Composting:www.tinyurl.com/midcocompost

Middlesex County Master Gardeners: mastergardeners@co.middlesex.nj.us ; Helpline: 732 398-5220