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Environmental Advisory Council

EAC Virtual Meeting Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 7pm

Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 844 7278 5107

Passcode: 155291

Call In# 1-646-876-9923

Agenda

Mission Statement

To educate, facilitate and promote sustainable practices within Lower Gwynedd Township and the greater community through educational workshops and programs, articles and community events.

Who We Are

Lower Gwynedd Township residents dedicated to ensuring a greater quality of life for our community through educational outreach, involvement and best practices.

Contact us at EAC@lowergwynedd.org.
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Current Program Development

  • Organize and offer stormwater management events:
    • Rain barrel workshops and giveaways
    • Native plant giveaways and corresponding outreach
    • Develop articles regarding sustainable practices for inclusion in the spring and fall township newsletters
    • Provide “how to” steps and information regarding stormwater management practices on township website
  • Promote the Four Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Recover
  • Educational outreach to encourage residents, schools and businesses to promote sustainable practices
  • Support Lower Gwynedd Township's annual e-waste collection events
  • Promote the use of reusable water bottles and cloth shopping bags
  • Encourage active participation in wildlife habitat creation and preservation
  • Provide stormwater management awareness and education
  • Support the recycling efforts of businesses in Lower Gwynedd Township:
    • "I Like the Pike"
    • Revitalization in accordance with sustainable / green infrastructure practices
  • Partner with Wissahickon School District on sustainable projects with the goal of student body involvement
  • Battery recycling program

Initiatives & Accomplishments

Growing Greener Watershed Protection Grant:

  • Facilitated application for 2016 Growing Greener grant
  • Educational outreach pertaining to Basin Naturalization Projects / Rain Garden

Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) Management Options:

  • Management options for homeowners/businesses
  • Walks and talks regarding the SLF

Naturalized Landscapes and Education Outreach:

  • Low maintenance homeowner lawn care practices
  • Promote benefits of native plants and removal of invasive plant species
  • Encourage active wildlife habitat creation and preservation
  • Benefits of pollinators/ensuring their survival
  • Native plant plug and tree giveaways
  • Mike McGrath (You Bet Your Garden) presentation/ community event on organic and sustainable lawn care practices
  • Planted native tree species on Ingersoll / Clayton House
  • Provided instruction on proper composting techniques, tree planting and care

Sustainable Practices:

  • Outreach to residents, schools and businesses to promote sustainable practices
  • Promote use of reusable water bottles and cloth shopping bags
  • Support township’s annual e-waste collection events
  • Partner with Wissahickon School District and student body on sustainable projects
  • Establish outreach through Facebook page

Birds and Bird Town:

  • Conduct bird walks at Penllyn Woods and Christmas bird counts at Treweryn Farm Trail
  • Established township as an Audubon Society-designated Bird Town in 2015

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EAC Year End Report-2020

Lower Gwynedd Township

Administration Building
1130 North Bethlehem Pike
Spring House, PA 19477

COVID-19 Restrictions: Access to the Township Building is by appointment only.

Phone: (215) 646-5302 Fax: (215) 646-3357 contactus@lowergwynedd.org

Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm