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Cape May Point is unique among Jersey Shore communities for its natural environment, many trees, and wildlife-friendly gardens. Our quiet residential streets are used more for walking and biking than for motor vehicles. Because of our location along the Atlantic Flyway, Cape May Point is a major rest stop for birds and butterflies migrating north in the spring and south in the fall. Visitors from around the world come here to view wildlife migration.

The Environmental Commission is responsible for the restoration, preservation and development of the natural resources located in Cape May Point. In practice, this involves reviewing, coordinating, researching, and advising the Borough on all environmental matters including the management of public lands. The Environmental Commission is also responsible for maintaining and updating the Environmental Resources Inventory. The most recent update was in 2017 and can be found (along with 10 appendices) in the Environmental Commission folder on the Document Center page.

The Green Team coordinates Cape May Point’s activities for certification by Sustainable Jersey, a prestigious designation for municipal governments in New Jersey.  By supporting community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental equity, Sustainable Jersey is empowering communities to build a better world for future generations. Cape May Point achieved Bronze Certification in 2017.

Click on the following links for information for residents and visitors provided by the Environmental Commission and the Green Team.

Cape May Point Nature Guide

  1.   pdf General Information
  2.   pdf Birds and Birding
  3.   pdf Butterflies and Triangle Park

Landscaping & Trees

  1.   pdf Gardening For Pollinators in Seashore Coastal Areas
  2.   pdf Incorporating Native Plants in Your Residential Landscape
  3.   pdf Important reminder about Trees in Cape May Point
  4. Jersey Friendly Yards
  5.   pdf Landscaping to Create Backyard Bird Habitat
  6. National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for WildlifeTM
  7.   pdf New Jersey's Native Trees, Shrubs & Vines Beneficial to Birds - Seashore Coastal Edition

Parks & Open Space

  1.   pdf Beach Management Plan
  2. Cape May Point State Park

Protecting Our Environment

  1. New Jersey's Fertilizer Law
  2. Cats Indoors: Better for Cats, Better for Birds, Better for People
  3.   pdf Feral Cats: Consequences for Humans and Wildlife
  4.   pdf How to Dispose of Medicines Properly
  5.   pdf Pet Waste and Water Quality
  6. How to Properly Dispose of Your Unused Medicines
  7.   pdf Prescription Drug Safety Disposal Program

Recycling

  1.   pdf Backyard Leaf Composting
  2.   pdf Home Composting
  3. Plastic Bags, Wraps, and Film - What & Where
  4.   pdf Single Stream Recycling Brochure
  5. Other County Recycling Programs

Wildlife

  1.   pdf Box Turtles
  2.   pdf Butterflies
  3. Cape May Bird Observatory
  4. Cape May Wildlife: An Identification Guide
  5. Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
  6. Marine Mammal Stranding Center
  7. Monarch Monitoring Project
  8. Wild Turkeys
  9. Foxes
  10. Skunks
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