Spring into Action at Malaga Lake Park


Spring into Action at Malaga Lake Park.

Your help is needed on Saturday, April 30, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at Malaga Lake Park to clean up the park and Malaga Park Drive, plant shrubs, and get everything ready for the season.   Families are welcome, although children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Franklin Township Environmental Commission will supply the tools and plants and light refreshments will be available.  We will gather in the main parking lot at the Park.

Malaga Lake Park is one of Franklin Township’s main recreation sites for hiking, fishing, picnicking, using the playgrounds, and enjoying the lake and out-of-doors generally.  The Township is committed to improving conditions at the Park this year, starting with creating a shrub/tree buffer that will help to exclude geese from the grassy areas.   The planting at this event will be the start of many improvements.


See you there!

Piney Hollow Preservation Area Stewardship Report

Now available here: Piney Hollow Preservation Area Stewardship Report

This stewardship report documents site conditions on the property known as the Piney Hollow Preservation Area, also known as McCarthys Lakes, a parcel owned by Franklin Township and open to the public. Site conditions of the property that were assessed include property history, geology and landscape, vegetation, streams and water bodies, documented animals, and present-day conditions of trails, roads, structures, and access as well as any site hazards and issues. Several site visits were made in the fall of 2013.

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Environmental Matters Articles

Environmental Matters

By Franklin Township Environmental Commission Chairman Barbara Halpern

Recycling – Environmental Matters

Franklin Township Nature Trails

Open Space Preservation

Keeping the community informed is important to the Franklin Twp. Environmental Commission. We look forward to presenting additional articles on environmental topics.

For these and more topics in the future, click on the Environmental Matters menu tab above

2016 Meeting Dates



Interested? Meetings are open to the public

January 25, 2016                                                               July 25, 2016

February 22, 2016                                                            August 22, 2016

March 28, 2016                                                                 September 26, 2016

April 25, 2016                                                                    October 24, 2016

May 23, 2016                                                                     November 28, 2016

June 27, 2016                                                                     December 19, 2016                                        

All meetings are the 4th Mondays of the month with the exception of the December meeting which will be held on December 19th.

Meetings are held in the Conference Room of the Franklin Township Municipal and begin at 7:30 p.m.  

Hope to see you there!