Current Environmental Issues

Welcome to the Current Issues Page of the Hopewell Township Environmental Commission!

Use this page as a resource for obtaining information and links to current topics related to the environment affecting Hopewell Township and the surrounding communities. Check back on this page periodically as the Environmental Commission will provide updates to this page as issues change.


June, 2020

This insect, first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014, has migrated to New Jersey and have been seen in the Township. The first instars of the insect are active during the summer months. The insect is considered extremely destructive to agricultural crops, and efforts to eradicate the insect should be taken whenever they are found. Follow the links below for more information and examples of effective treatment methods:

General Information and Tips:

Informative Article from MercerMe (6/2/2020)

Video for Egg Removal

Resources from the NJ Department of Agriculture:

NJ Dept of Agriculture Webpage for Spotted Lanternfly