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A Tree Grows in Ridgewood: Shade Tree Commission Plants Saplings in the Orchard Section of the Village

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Ridgewood NJ, according Ridgewood Village Manager Keith Kazmark, “despite the rain, a crew of volunteers were out this past weekend with our Shade Tree Commission, planting saplings in the Orchard section of the Village. Thanks to all those who lent a hand promoting this important effort.”

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Tour Promotes the Village’s Commitment to Increasing/maintaining the Tree Canopy

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Ridgewood NJ, please come and invite your friends, neighbors, and acquaintances to this wonderful tour led by Carolyn Jacoby, a member of the Shade Tree Commission.
You can sign up here: https://signup.com/go/fSmSrTe

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Ho-Ho-Kus Litter Clean-up a Huge Success

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Ho-Ho-Kus NJ, The Ho-Ho-Kus Litter Clean-up was held on Saturday, May 8th. This special event, was hosted by the Mayor & Council, Shade Tree Commission, DPW, Contemporary Club and Volunteers is part of a town-wide effort to keep our public grounds and waterways litter free.  The rainy weather slowed down the clean up just a bit but in the end  even the ducks pitched in.

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THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD IS SEEKING RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

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July 6,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees: Zoning Board of Adjustment, The Ridgewood Arts Council, the Library Board of Trustees, The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board (this member must have a child in the Ridgewood School system), and the Shade Tree Commission.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears variance applications and appeals from rulings and determinations arising from the enforcement of Village zoning ordinances.
The Ridgewood Arts Council will assist in the promotion of and encourage artistic and cultural programs and will provide for educational opportunities in the areas of art and culture. The Ridgewood Arts Council will also provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to the Village Council, as needed.

The Library Board of Trustees is the governing board for the Ridgewood Public Library and its employees. The Board of Trustees works with the community to establish Library policy and secures funds to carry on services to the public, and set goals and objectives.

The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board develops policies and procedures for the operation of the Community Center facility and assists in the fulfillment of the County Municipal Alliance Grant requirements. The member position open is for a resident with children in the Ridgewood school system.

The Shade Tree Commission works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department, the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee, and the Green Team to promote awareness and education of the residents as well as advise and provide recommendations to the Village Council in promoting and sustaining a safe and productive shade tree resource.

All interested residents should fill out a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form (found on the Village website by clicking on “Forms”, then clicking on Page 2, and then clicking on “Village Clerk”), and send it along with a cover letter indicating on which board(s) or committee(s) the resident wishes to serve, and a biography or resume to:
Donna Jackson
Deputy Village Clerk
Village of Ridgewood
131 North Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Deadline for submissions is July 17, 2018.

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SEEKING RIDGEWOOD RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

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June 9,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, The Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees: Zoning Board of Adjustment, The Ridgewood Arts Council, the Library Board of Trustees, The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board (this member must have a child in the Ridgewood School system), and the Shade Tree Commission.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment hears variance applications and appeals from rulings and determinations arising from the enforcement of Village zoning ordinances.

The Ridgewood Arts Council will assist in the promotion of and encourage artistic and cultural programs and will provide for educational opportunities in the areas of art and culture. The Ridgewood Arts Council will also provide advice, guidance, and recommendations to the Village Council, as needed.

The Library Board of Trustees is the governing board for the Ridgewood Public Library and its employees. The Board of Trustees works with the community to establish Library policy and secures funds to carry on services to the public, and set goals and objectives.

The Ridgewood Community Center Advisory Board develops policies and procedures for the operation of the Community Center facility and assists in the fulfillment of the County Municipal Alliance Grant requirements. The member position open is for a resident with children in the Ridgewood school system.

The Shade Tree Commission works closely with the Parks and Recreation Department, the Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee, and the Green Team to promote awareness and education of the residents as well as advise and provide recommendations to the Village Council in promoting and sustaining a safe and productive shade tree resource.

All interested residents should fill out a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form (found on the Village website by clicking on “Forms”, then clicking on Page 2, and then clicking on “Village Clerk”), and send it along with a cover letter indicating on which board(s) or committee(s) the resident wishes to serve, and a biography or resume to:

Donna Jackson
Deputy Village Clerk
Village of Ridgewood
131 North Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07451

Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2018.

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Village of Ridgewood Seeks Resident Volunteers for Various Boards and Committees

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SEEKING RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOVEMBER 25, 2015

The Village Council is looking for residents who are interested in volunteering to serve on the following Boards and Committees: Community Relations Advisory Board; Library Board of Trustees; Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Board; Open Space Committee; Project Pride Committee; Ridgewood Environmental Advisory Committee; Citizens Safety Advisory Committee; Historic Preservation Commission; The Green Team; and the Shade Tree Commission.

All interested residents should:

1. Fill out a Citizen Volunteer Leadership form (found on the Village website under “Forms”)

2. Prepare a cover letter indicating on which board or committee the resident wishes to serve and a brief explanation as to why the resident chose the particular board(s) or committee(s)

3. Include a biography or resume

and send all of them to:

Heather Mailander
Village Clerk
Village of Ridgewood
131 North Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Deadline for submissions is November 25, 2015.

A brief description for each Board/Committee is listed below:

The Community Relations Advisory Board promotes the development and implementation of educational programs which celebrate our diversity and provides offers assistance to victims of bias-related crimes.

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Relocation of tree symbolizes Ridgewood group’s growth

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Relocation of tree symbolizes Ridgewood group’s growth

MAY 27, 2014 LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014, 10:57 AM
BY TAYLER BENNETT
CORRESPONDENT

On Wednesday, May 14, a new tree was planted at Veterans Field, but the tree might actually already be familiar to members of the Ridgewood community.

A tree which was removed from the Travell School grounds was planted at Veterans Field last week.

The newly reestablished Shade Tree Commission sponsored the dedication of the tree.

A red maple that now has its home along the Linwood Avenue side of Veterans Field was originally planted for a number of years at Travell School. The tree was removed from the school about six or seven years ago, according to Tim Cronin, director of Parks and Recreation.

Cronin made the decision to keep the tree, which was removed to create space for a drop-off area for school buses near Travell. The tree has been growing in a small nursery behind the Recycling Center.

The orginal tree located in the space where the Travell tree is now planted had died. The Shade Tree Commission decided that the tree they had recently viewed on a walk behind the recycling center would be the perfect replacement, according to George Wolfson, chairman of the Shade Tree Commission.

“It’s a decent sized tree, not a little stick, a good 6- or 8-inch trunk. We think it’s a great addition to the park,” Wolfson said.

Cronin recalled the decision to keep the tree as a relatively easy one.

“They called me and said, ‘Do you want this tree?’ and I went over and looked at it … It was a nice size, nice shape, had a good crown and good structure, so I said, ‘Yeah I’ll take it,'” Cronin said.

– See more at: https://www.northjersey.com/community-news/clubs-and-service-organizations/relocation-of-tree-symbolizes-ridgewood-group-s-growth-1.1023928#sthash.SGo7pao5.dpuf