Green Film Series: DamNation

damnationJoin us tonight when Montclair’s Environmental Affairs office and Community Green proudly present the free screening of the powerful film DamNation on Thursday, August 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue.

DamNation explores a sea change in our national attitude about big dams, from engineering marvels to a growing awareness about the life and health of our great scenic rivers.

Dam removal has gone mainstream, allowing rivers to bound back to life, and giving salmon and other wild fish the ability to return to primeval spawning grounds. Using archival footage and images of vivid beauty, DamNation documents the undeniable momentum behind river restoration that has begun to take hold in our country.

Please join us, and bring a friend, a family member, or your neighbor for this entertaining and informative film screening, and the open public discussion afterwards.

For further information, please contact the office of Environmental Affairs at 973-509-5721, or,

Public Hearing on NJDEP Highlands Rules

Our friends at ANJEC and the NJ Highlands Coalition invite you to join them for a public hearing on Monday, July 11th at 6:00pm in the Center for Environmental & Life Sciences (CELS) building at Montclair State University:

MSU-Hearing-Poster-v2Comment on the Proposed Amendments to NJDEP Highlands Rules*:

  • Learn about an environmental policy issue in the Highlands region important to all of NJ
  • The Highlands provides clean, low cost drinking water to over 70% of New Jersey
  • This rule amendment could lead to a 400% increase in development in Highlands forests
  • Will threaten the quality and quantity of NJ’s largest source of clean water

Oppose NJDEP’s increase in development density in the ecologically sensitive Highlands Preservation Area by commenting at the hearing.

*Your comments will be recorded, transcribed, and forwarded to DEP as public comments.

For more information, visit

July Meeting

The next meeting of the Montclair Environmental Commission will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 13 in the Town Council Chambers at 205 Claremont Ave, Montclair, NJ. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Agenda: TBA

Minutes: TBA

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