2020 Environmental Advisory Council Network Conference

May 2, 2020 8:00am to 4:00pm

Conference Details

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2020

Time: 8AM - 4PM

Location: Upper Merion Township Building (175 W Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406)

Cost: $55.00 through March 31 ($65.00 beginning April 1)

Registration: Includes breakfast, lunch, and a full day of training. Register HERE.


Who should attend?

Registration is available for EAC members, municipal officials and those interested in establishing an EAC.


What is an EAC?

An Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is a group of 3-7 people, appointed by a municipality’s elected officials, that advises the elected officials, as well as the planning commission and park and recreation board, on the protection, conservation, management, promotion and use of natural resources within the municipality. Pennsylvania’s EAC Network is administered by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. Visit EACnetwork.org for more information.




8:00 – 8:45 | Networking Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 | Welcome, Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors
9:00 – 9:15 | Update on EAC Strategic Planning, provided by members of the EAC Strategic Planning Committee and Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
9:15 – 10:00 | EAC Introductions & Sharing Excersise
10:00 – 11:00 | DCNR/DEP Regional Staff Q&A (Northeast and Southeast regions)
11:00 – 12:30 | EAC Best Practices Panel

  • Matthew Breidenstein, Conshohocken EAC
  • Jess Cadorette, Conservation Voters of PA
  • Peter Puglionesi, Haverford EAC
  • Lynn Rothman, Bethlehem City EAC
  • Wendy Ankrom, Cheltenham EAC

12:30 – 1:30

  • Including a 20 minute presentation on the Sustainable PA Program for Municipalities led by Jim Price, Sustainable Pittsburgh


1:30 – 3:00 | Breakout Sessions (choose one option)

  • Planning/Smart Growth – Ann Hutchinson, Natural Lands
  • Stormwater Management – Eric Konzelmann, Montgomery County Conservation District
  • Climate Change/Action Planning – Heidi Kunka, DEP
  • EAC Building & Strengthening: Communications Best Practices – Jess Cadorette, League of Conservation voters

3:00 – 3:45 | Group Sharing, key lessons from breakout sessions
3:45 – 4:00 | Wrap-up/Take-Aways



Please reach out to Carol Grayshaw, Education Coordinator with the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association at cgrayshaw@conserveland.org if you have any questions regarding the conference or registration.

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