February 22, 2023
Environmental Commission Meeting & 2023 Environmental Resource Inventory Presentation
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Princeton Residents Invited to Hear about the Municipality’s Environmental Resource Inventory Activities
The Princeton Environmental Commission (PEC), in partnership with Municipal staff and Ecotone, Inc., is hosting a virtual information session regarding the 2023 Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI) on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00 pm. The public are invited to join, ask questions, and provide feedback. The zoom link to the meeting can be found in the meeting agenda.
Princeton’s most recent ERI was completed in 2010, and can be viewed on the Environmental Commission’s website under “Environmental Commission Resources.” The ERI provides information on the natural resource characteristics and environmentally significant features in Princeton. An ERI acts as a baseline documentation for measuring and evaluating resource protection issues, and serves as a tool for decision-making by the municipality, including its environmental commission and planning board. It also informs the public on the status and value of our natural resources.
Councilwoman Eve Niedergang, the PEC Council Liaison, expressed, “The 2010 ERI provided an incredibly comprehensive and thorough assessment of Princeton’s natural resources. With this update, we’re looking forward to analyzing what has changed, and digging deeper into newer data and technology that was not available 13 years ago.”
The 2023 update will: (1) provide updated information based on new data, (2) conduct analyses that were not undertaken for the 2010 report, and (3) provide information that can directly inform the stewardship and protection of natural resources within the municipality. Both the 2010 ERI and the 2023 ERI may be used as references to inform municipal decisions.
If residents and other interested stakeholders are unable to attend the virtual meeting, a recording of the meeting will be available on the Environmental Commission webpage and comments can be submitted until March 8, 2023 by emailing email@example.com
Press Release (PDF)