District Information


New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts consist of paid staff plus a  volunteer Board of Supervisors. The Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District receives no tax dollars and is supported by the collection of plan review and project inspection fees paid by developers for construction projects.


Public business meetings are conducted at the District Office located at 80 Orchard St, Bloomfield, NJ. Meetings are generally scheduled for the first Thursday of every month September through June at 7 p.m. Please contact the HEPSCD office at 862-333-4505 prior to attendance to verfiy the public meeting remains on schedule.

Upcoming meeting dates:

Meeting Schedule – 2017

Jan 5

Feb 2

Mar 2

Apr 6

May 4

June 8 (2nd Thursday)

July – no meeting

August – no meeting

Sept 7

Oct 5

Nov 2

Dec 7



Public meeting agendas, financial reports, and minutes . Resolutions passed at public meetings.

District Personnel

HEPSCD Board of Supervisors

Ms. Jerry Flach                                         Passaic County, term expires 6/30/18

Mr. Matthew Ward, Chairman                Passaic County, term expires 6/30/19

Mr. Gray Russell                                      Essex County, term expires 6/30/17

Mr. John Sarnas, Secretary/Treasurer    Hudson County, term expires 6/30/18

Mr. Mario Tridente, Vice Chairman        Hudson County, term expires 6/30/17

Salaried District Staff


Glen Van Olden, District Manager                                              Ext. 312

Frances A. Aguirre, Office Manager  (español)                          Ext. 310

Matthew D’Alessandro, Assistant District Manager                 Ext. 313

Janet Rekesius, Administrative Services Manager                    Ext. 311

Dave Malka, Erosion Control Inspector                                     Ext. 315

Salvatore Zerbo, Erosion Control Inspector                              Ext. 316

Hourly Staff

Steven Stephansen, intern


Conservation Partners



Dan Mull, District Conservationist

101 Bilby Road, 1H

Hackettstown, NJ  07840-1753


Cooperative Extension

Essex County  – Jan Zientek, County Agent


621A Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, NJ 07068


Passaic County  – Dr. Amy Rowe, County Ext. Dept. Head III (Asst Professor)

1310 Route 23 North,Wayne, NJ 07470



Environmental and Resource Management Agent, Essex and Passaic Counties

Dr. Amy Rowe

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

Cooperative Extension of Essex County

621a Eagle Rock Avenue

Roseland, NJ 07068

(973) 287-6360


Professional Services

The Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District uses the following professional services:

Accounting Services – O’Connor, Wood & Humphries LLC

Legal Services – Charles P. Cohen, Esq.

Auditor – Donohue, Gironda, Doria, & Tompkins LLC

IT Services – Next Century Systems, Inc.

Labor Law Consultant – Gregg H. Salka, Esq. of Salka Law LLC