The Morris Plains Beautification Committee

Purpose

The Beautification Committee was established to enhance the look of the town bringing pleasure to those who live and work here and a sense of vibrancy to the town.  We are a volunteer organization with funding from the Borough Council focused on developing and maintaining gardens around Morris Plains as well as working with on projects that can improve the look of the town and the quality of life.

Partnering with the Public Works department, we have developed many new gardens in the town, bringing beauty to our buildings and grounds.  The Community Garden was one of our projects.

Community Garden

Membership

The beautification committee welcomes new members enthusiastically, and the time commitment is flexible.  New members bring new ideas.  It is an active group maintaining numerous gardens in the borough, working independently and in small groups.  For new gardeners, it is a great way to learn from experienced gardeners! For more experienced gardeners, you can take pride in improving your town, and at the same time, perhaps build a garden not possible on your own property.  For all, it is a great outdoor social activity and a nice way to give back to the community.

If interested in joining, contact Nancy Critchley (973)-390-1129 or nancycritch@optonline.net

Meetings

The Beautification Committee meets for an hour the 1st Wednesday of the month, at 7pm, at the Community Center from March-June and September -November.

Current committee members (one-year terms expire Dec. 31 annually):

  • Michael Cocheo
  • Nancy Critchley – President
  • Ellie Falco
  • Chris Graziano
  • Pam Headden
  • Mary Kinniery
  • Clorinda Landi
  • Debra Liebeskind
  • Sue McArdle
  • Sue Merckling
  • Mary Moore
  • Kathy Petersen – Secretary
  • Lorraine Quevillon
  • George and Karen Ross
  • Linda and Kenny Toscano
  • Dennis Wagner – Council Liaison

Current gardens:

  • 53 Gazebo
  • Borough Hall & Annex,
  • Community Center building
  • Community Center front – entrance sign, & scoreboard
  • Court Road Park & gazebo
  • Glenbrook Road Island
  • Malapardis Road corner
  • Museum garden
  • Rosie the Riveter garden,
  • Route 202 retaining wall,
  • Simon’s Park gazebo
  • Freight Station
  • Watnong Park entrance
  • Watnong Park Island

Interested in Joining?

Contact Nancy Critchley
(973)-390-1129