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Working Toward Sustainability


Why a Green Team?

Port Republic is filled with treasures to celebrate and to preserve.  

What is Sustainable Jersey?

A state-wide network of municipalities, schools and school districts working to achieve a sustainable New Jersey, one community at a time.

More here.

What does our Green Team do?  With the help of Sustainable Jersey and our city government, we work on projects to enhance our town.  

Coming Events

Our Next Team Meeting, Monday, 6:00 pm, Monday, April 10, in City Hall.

We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month. Come join the discussion of our current projects and future plans. Anyone interested is welcome to come.  


Calling All Port Photographers. Send us your shots of our town's green places.  

Our Green Team's Creative Team is soliciting photographs taken between November 2022 and October 2023 to incorporate into a 2024 calendar "Port Republic Through The Year."


Photos may include wildlife, scenic beauty, historic or iconic places...anything that you believe shows Port to be a green and special place.  Email: for the details.  

Southeast Chapter Meeting of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey:
7 pm Monday, March 20 at Stockton University.

Jesse Connor will be giving a presentation of native ground cover  plants at the next meeting of the Southeast Chapter of NPSNJ.  The meeting is open to anyone interested.  She will explain which plants are best in which parts of your yard.   Email to learn more about this event.    

"Twelve Tenacious Invasives" film, 7 pm, Tuesday, March 21 at Port School.

This film, made by Steve & Barbara Fiedler of Go Green Galloway and featuring Port Green Team member Jesse Connor, covers identifying and removing the plants you want to keep out of your yard. A Q&A with Barbara, Steve, and Jesse will follow.  Free and open to all local residents.  

Volunteers Needed:  Native Plant Installation March 24-March 26 at Bowen Park.

Rain predicted for Saturday has forced us to re-arrange our schedule.  If you have volunteered, please see your email for details.


Anyone interested should email us at


Join us for an hour or two this weekend, March 24-26.  on Saturday, March 25.  We have 30+ native shrubs and trees to plant in the park, and any and all help will be greatly appreciated. We need volunteers to help with digging, shrub and tree installation, mulching, the construction of chicken wire fencing for individual plants - and much more! To sign up to volunteer or to learn more details email:

Drug Take-Back

Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. - Noon

Egg Harbor City Police Station

500 London Avenue, EHC

Our Port Green Team is coordinating an effort with the Egg Harbor City Green Team to help anyone interested in disposing of old, unwanted, and no-longer-needed prescription medications, safely, legally, and easily.


Many people who misuse prescription medications obtain those medicines from a family member or friend.

Don’t flush your old meds down the toilet. Wastewater treatment plants are not equipped to remove pharmaceuticals from wastewater. These meds can pollute our water and expose us to the chemicals in them.

Port Republic Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22

Bowen Park, 10 am - 3  pm

Come join the crowds at Port's Republic's First Annual Earth Day. 


Our Green Team's theme: Sustainable Landscaping.  We will have demonstrations of bluebird house construction, home composting, and the often-misunderstood best way to plant a tree. 

We will also be leading a plant identification walk in the park and a guided tour of the Smith Meeting House Cemetery.

Port residents will be eligible for a free bayberry seedling from the NJ Forestry Service.

Earth First Native Plant Nursery will be offering plants for sale.

About Us

We are residents of Port Republic interested in helping our community move into the future sustainably.  What features of our beautiful town can be saved for our children and grandchildren to love and enjoy?  What initiatives can we work on to make our green town even greener?  ​

Our team was approved unanimously by a City Council resolution on February 8, 2022, and soon after Sustainable Jersey registered Port Republic as one of the 400+ communities involved in its network.​Our next task is to work for Sustainable Jersey's "Bronze Certification," a tough challenge for small towns. 


Sustainable Jersey.


We invite you to join us.  Email us at​

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