Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The Morris County Mosquito Commission has been honored by the Essex County community of Fairfield for helping the township in its mosquito control efforts.

The Morris County agency provided Fairfield with manpower and equipment for the removal of trees and debris from the Passaic River. Kristian McMorland, superintendent of the mosquito commission, said the project will potentially result in less flooding, thereby reducing mosquito habitat.

In recognizing the mosquito commission for its help, the Fairfield Township Council said Morris County’s assistance was an outstanding example of a cooperative project between several agencies. The council noted that controlling mosquitoes in Fairfield will benefit Morris County communities as well. Fairfield borders Montville and Lincoln Park in Morris County.