Borough of Rumson

Environmental Commission

Educate • Facilitate • Motivate

TEL  732.842.3300

The Rumson Environmental Commission's mission is to work with our community to protect our unique natural resources. Through collaboration with local stakeholders that share a purpose of maintaining the health of our local ecosystem, we educate our residents on what we can do to maintain and protect our land, water and air; facilitate the adoption of behaviors that will meet those ends, and motivate residents and local businesses to join in the effort.

(standing): Wayne Greenleaf, Stephen Barrett;
(seated): Kristen Rolfes Hall, Jennifer Crow

“Movies for the Waterways” is a collaborative project that aims to foster a better understanding of how our actions impact our delicate ecosystem. The Rumson Environmental Commission, together with stakeholders that share the Navesink River watershed, will screen films with an environmental message with the hope of raising awareness about protecting our natural resources. This year, the Rumson Environmental Commission will host two separate movie nights:

  • Kids & Family Movie Night: Tuesday January 29, 4:00 until 6:00 at Surf BBQ & Burger at 132 East River Road in Rumson, NJ. In collaboration with Clean Ocean Action and the Forrestdale Middle School Environmental Club, the Rumson Environmental Commission will show the Movie Finding Nemo and help the Rumson Environmental Commission & Clean Ocean Action lead a discussion of the environmental themes highlighted in the film and what we, as members of the Navesink watershed, can do to protect our local waterways. There will be games and a brief presentation geared toward children aged 8 to 14. A special children’s menu will be available and adults can order a la cart off of the regular menu.
  • Community “DINNER & A MOVIE” Night: Tuesday February 26, 2019, 6:30 until 9:30 at Surf BBQ & Burger at 132 East River Road in Rumson, NJ. Together with the American Littoral Society, The Rumson Environmental Commission will screen the award-winning documentary film The Oyster Farmers, which beautifully illustrates life on the Barnegat Bay for oyster farmers who are trying to bring these delicious and environmentally beneficial bivalves back to New Jersey Waters. (See the movie trailer here.) Oyster Farmers featured in the film will host a raw bar before the screening and will join the American Littoral Society after the film for a Q&A for attendees. A prefix menu will be available during the film. Appropriate for adults and older teens. Reservations required.

If you would like more information or if you would like to host a film at your local place of business, please contact Kristen Hall at 917.733.8235 or

Have you ever wondered what happens to the things you recycle? Test your knowledge by guessing what happens to everyday items if you recycle them instead of throwing them in the trash.

Draw a line from each group in the BEFORE column to the AFTER column. How many things that you use every day are made from recycled products?

Download the Answer Key here.

The Rumson Environmental Commission and the Rumson Rec Commission
proudly host the

Annual Clean Up Your Parks Day

...on Opening Day, (Saturday) in April at each of Rumson’s five parks that are home to rec and travel sports. The DPW provides bags and gloves and the environmental commission gives out prizes for the most unique garbage finds.

Kids and families have the opportunity to lean more about proper recycling in Rumson Borough and community service hours are provided. Thank you for joining our community to help start the season off right with clean parks!

Download the Rumson Borough Recycling poster here.

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