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The Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (EAB), after devasting trees in the Midwest,  is spreading across the country and is expected to spread soon to New Jersey where there are many ash trees, particularly in the northwest of the state.  Millions of trees have been killed already.  In this case, trees will likely die from the top down, causing a safety and environmental issue for residents.   Please take a minute to read the information, determine if you have Ash trees on your property and begin to formulate a plan for dealing with the potential devastation. 

For more information, please see the following:


Do you know what an Ash Tree looks like?  Visit this website.


Interstate transport of firewood and other forest product rules from the USDA

USDA Forest Service Info

USDA APHIS Animal & Plant Inspection Service

USDA Pest Alert - Emerald Ash Borer Flyer

Emerald Ash Bore Pest Notice from NJ State Forestry Service

A League of Municipalities Magazine Article on the Emerald Ash Borer

Map of  NJ Municipalities with confirmed Emerald Ash Borer

NJ EAB Task Force Pest Alert Emerald Ash Borer

How to identify an Ash Tree

Shade Tree Committee Inventory of Ash Trees


Anyone interested in diagnostic assistance can contact theRutgers Plant Diagnosic Lab,where they are able to examine samples for Emerald Ash Borer.  Requestors are asked to contact the Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Lab and will probably be asked to bringeesample of the beetle, larvae, and/or sample of symptomatic tissue.


Housing Rehab IIThe Washington Township Health Department would like to make residents aware of a Housing Rehabilitation Program sponsored by the Morris County Community Development Program.  Funds are available to income eligible homeowners to address major system failures in their primary residence.                        Please click  HERE  for further information.


The Washington Township Health Department would like to make residents aware of a new Behavioral Health Seminar Series being presented by St. Clare's Behavioral Health.  The seminars include:  In Our Own Voice: Stories of Recovery; ECT: An Alternative Treatment for Depression; Suicide Prevention: Youth at Risk; and Life After Rehab: Maintaining Sobriety in Your Communtiy, and will be presented throughout spring, summer and early fall of 2017.

For further details, see the attached flyer.

Washington Township's App is now available for apple devices at where you can get info, make requests & view the codebook.

The Township developed the free mobile app to allow the public to access information like announcements, the events calendar, meeting information, online service requests and the Township codebook while away from their desktops and to easily contact the Township while on the go.  The app also allows people who do not have their own facebook or twitter accounts to follow the Township’s social media.

The app is also available for android users in the google play store.




The Municipal Alliance has announced the following programs:


"Prescription for Change"  The Students Taking on Prevention (STOP) at Centenary University will hold a viewing of a documentary on opioid addiction titled "Prescription for Change".  April 12.  7:30 PM in the Student Activities Center at Centenary University.   A brief discussion will take place afterwards.  

 Paint the Town Yellow presents National Alliance on Mental Illness presentation on Mental Illness.  April 20, 2017.  7 PM.  Madison Area YMCA.  See flyer for more details. 

Fight the Heroin and Opiate Epidemic through Awareness Education.  Presented by the Roxbury Police Department in conjuction with the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. April 26, 7 PM at Roxbury High School.  For more information view the flyer. 

Teenage Alcohol & Drug Concern Presentation at Madison Area YMCA.  May 18.  7:30 PM.  View the flyer for more details. 

Knock out Opioid Abuse.  5 pm.  May 17.  Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.  View the flyer for more details.