The EAC consists of a minimum of five members who are appointed to a three-year terms. Members must be residents of the Township. The EAC is an advisory group and coordinates its activities with the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, and other advisory boards and committees. The EAC advises the Board of Supervisors regarding the identification of environmental problems and conditions and makes recommendations on plans and programs to promote the conservation of the natural resources for the protection and improvement of the quality of the environment within East Bradford Township.
The EAC meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This meeting date/time occasionally is rescheduled for holidays and other conflicts, so please check the calendar for any changes.
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is a newly identified pest in southeast Pennsylvania. It can damage many plants including fruit and hardwood trees and grapes. SLF can also cause serious damage to yards, open spaces, plant nurseries, tree farms, and vineyards. Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s website for more information on the Spotted Lanternfly. Also visit the East Bradford Township Environmental Advisory Council’s page on the Spotted Lanternfly.
The EAC will be focusing on energy conservation in the months and years ahead as they work to implement the vision of Ready for 100. On October 9, at the recommendation of the EAC, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution that supports a vision of a 100% renewable energy future. This objective is consistent with the 2016 Comprehensive Plan, which includes a chapter on energy. It is also consistent with work that is being done at the regional level. The West Chester Council of Governments (COG) just completed an energy transition plan that maps the way to utilize 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for heat and transportation by 2050. Individual municipal COG members are reviewing the plan now. Our EAC will review the plan recommendations when they meet next. If this topic is of interest to you, you might also wish to read the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s guide titled Municipal Management in a Changing Climate.
MOSQUITO PREVENTION PROJECT
As the weather warms, East Bradford residents will soon have to deal with mosquitoes. These insects have been in the news since they can sometimes transmit the Zika virus and in our area, the West Nile Virus. View these information sheets prepared by the EAC to learn how you can reduce mosquito breeding this summer: Summary & In-Depth Report.
MEMBERS & TERMS
Brooke Davis, 12/31/21
Kathy J. Bergmann 12/31/22
Mark J. Pontzer, Esq. 12/31/20
Maura Sheehan 12/31/21
Paul Lewis 12/31/20
Bob Freed 12/31/21
Edward McConnell 12/31/22
Staff contact: Mark Lucas, P.E., Township Engineer