Environmental Advisory Council

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NOTE: While the Township Building is undergoing renovations, EAC meetings will still be held at 1100 DuPortail Road.



The Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) consists of seven volunteers appointed by the Tredyffrin Board of Supervisors. Members of the Environmental Advisory Council, who serve three-year staggered terms, are dedicated to promoting environmental initiatives in the Township. They are joined by one Township liaison each from the Parks and Recreation Board and the Planning Commission.  A Tredyffrin Township Engineer and a Township Supervisor attend meetings and participate in EAC discussions, as well. 

The Environmental Advisory Council works at the direction of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors and as an extension of Township staff to research environmental issues and funding sources; to advise Township staff and supervisors; to undertake or sponsor environmental education; to partner with Township residents, outside agencies, and organizations with similar interests; and to coordinate environmental projects.  

Strategic Plan

  • Watersheds: Promote stream health in the Township’s seven watersheds by addressing such issues as water quality and quantity, stormwater management, watershed restoration and protection, and community involvement.  Efforts include the implementation and management of both tree and live-stake planting, installation of riparian buffers, and creation of rain gardens.
  • Educational Initiatives: Publicize the Township's environmental and educational initiatives, which include the benefits of planting trees and live stakes to improve stormwater control, use of riparian buffers, such as tall grasses and shrubs, and the preservation of bird habitat.
  • Environmental Initiatives: Research and promote environmental initiatives to protect natural resources and improve the quality of life in Tredyffrin.


At the June 15, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board approved the Environmental Resource Fund Policy. The purpose of this Special Revenue Fund is to support township initiatives focused on promoting stream health in the Township’s seven watersheds, publicizing the Township’s environmental and educational initiatives, and researching and promoting environmental initiatives to protect natural resources and improve the quality of life in Tredyffrin. More information on the Environmental Resource Fund can be found here.

Environmental Advisory Council

Members TERM EXPIRES 
Amber Atwood Levy, Chair  2/8/2023
Doug Anestad, Vice-chairman  2/8/2022
Rutger Boerema   2/8/2022
Signe Hansen
 2/8/2021
Priyanka Kapadia
 2/8/2022
Thomas Szwech   2/8/2021
Mary Westervelt   2/8/2021
Meg Hamilton - Park & Rec Board Liaison  
Julie Gosse - Board of Supervisors Liaison
 
William Rountree - Planning Commission Liaison  
Erin McPherson - Staff Liaison  

Meeting Minutes

Contact the EAC via email.

Environmental Advisory Council Pages

Links

For more information on Tredyffrin's park, recreation and open spaces go to our Park and Recreation page.

Environmental Advisory Council Meeting

  • Date: 12/12/2017 7:00 PM  
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