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History of Byram

Posted: March 08, 2019

Click Here for the: History of Byram


Lubbers Run and C-1 Classification by NJ DEP

Posted: June 08, 2017

Ever wonder what is meant by a Category One (C-1) classification on a body of water?   NJ DEP has responsibility to determine this and has recently upgraded its definition of a C-1 waterbody.  This revised definition includes waters protected from measurable changes in water quality because of its clarity, color, scenic setting, other characteristics of aesthetic value, exceptional ecological significance, exceptional recreational significance, exceptional water supply significance or exceptional fisheries resources.   The result of this upgraded definition is that NJ will increase its C-1 waterbodies by approximately 910 river miles!   

Byram Township is fortunate to have one such waterbody designated as C-1.   A portion of Lubbers Run obtained C-1 classification in 2008.   The Environmental Commission is very diligent in ensuring this body of water is properly protected, has supported clean-ups along its shore line and participated in water level studies with the local schools.  Property owners within a certain distance from a C-1 waterbody are subject to stricter requirements in order to better preserve the waterbody.

For a summary of the C-1 classification information from NJ DEP, click here.  

Please continue to do your part to keep all of our scenic waterways clean and keep Byram Green!   Thank you.


Emerald Ash Borer Insect Information

Posted: May 31, 2017

The Environmental Commission (EC) has created the attached document as a way to inform residents of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) insect.  It describes the insect, where it lives (only in ash trees) and what to do if an ash tree is infected.   Byram Township is proactively participating in a survey to determine if there is evidence of EAB infestation.   EC will continue to inform residents as additional information is obtained.    

Byram Sustainable Economic Development Plan

Posted: October 28, 2015

Economic Development Plan


Economic Development Advisory Committee Ordinance

Posted: April 11, 2014

Click for:  Economic Development Advisory Committee Ordinance

Private Well Testing

Posted: July 18, 2013

Click Here for facts on: Private Well Testing

Click Here for the Byram Well Testing Workshop Power Point Presentation

Sports Council

Posted: October 04, 2011

The Sports Council meets in the Municipal Building at 6:30 pm in February, May (as needed), July, and October to discuss sports schedules for the upcoming season and other related topics.

Byram Township ERI May 2011

Posted: June 06, 2011

Highlands Byram Township ERI May 2011


Posted: September 27, 2010

Click here for information on HOW TO GET RID OF INVASIVE STILTGRASS.

Reducing stormwater pollution to our waterways

Posted: September 01, 2010

Click on the link below for information on reducing stormwater pollution to our waterways.


New Jersey Green Home Remodeling Guidelines

Posted: August 30, 2010

The information provided in these guidelines is intended to assist homeowners, contractors, architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and other professionals who design and remodel residential structures. They draw upon best practices and provide a general overview of green remodeling strategies customized for New Jersey, with links to additional information and resources. These guidelines introduce ways a homeowner or remodeling professional can incorporate green building practices into common home remodeling projects.


Click on the following links to obtain NJ Green Home Guidelines:


Finished Basement

Kitchen, Bath, Living Spaces

Outdoor Living

Weatherization Energy

Hazardous Trees:  Thirteen Questions to Ask.

Posted: June 18, 2010

Hazardous Trees:  Thirteen Questions to Ask.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Posted: June 18, 2010



Pond and Lake Management Part IV: Aquatic Invasive Species

How Homeowners Can Protect Our Lakes, River and Wells

Posted: August 14, 2009

Click on the article below to learn more about how you, as a homeowner, can help to protect our lakes, rivers and wells.

How Homeowners can Protect Our Lakes, Rivers and Wells


Posted: March 04, 2009

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