WeConservePA EAC Network Fall Gathering 2022 Haverford Township

Plenary panel, EAC Network Fall Gathering, Haverford Township. Photo by: Carol Grayshaw.

The 2022 EAC Network Fall Gathering took place at the Haverford Community and Environmental Center on Saturday, October 22. It was hosted by the Haverford Township EAC and Haverford Township Recreation Department, as well as Carol Grayshaw, WeConservePA’s Education Director. The first-ever fall gathering was a well-attended success, and will become an annual tradition. 67 individuals attended the network gathering, representing members of 27 different EACs (Environmental Advisory Councils), 10 municipalities, and 10 additional organizations and businesses. Attendees had over 5 hours of workshop training sessions available to them throughout the day, including a plenary panel on climate action, sustainability, and energy transition planning. Additional breakout sessions addressed topics such as model stormwater ordinances, rain garden programs, land development and conservation, waste reduction and recycling, invasive species, pollinators, and more.

WeConservePA would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals, businesses, and organizations who contributed to this impactful day of conferencing, networking, and learning:

Event Committee:

  • Peter Puglionesi, Committee Chair | Haverford Township EAC
  • Melisa Romano | Haverford Township EAC
  • Joy Baxter | Haverford Township EAC
  • Eileen Mottola | Haverford Township Recreation Department
  • Rebecca Yurkovich | Delaware County Office of Sustainability
  • Francine Locke | Delaware County Office of Sustainability
  • Rachael Griffith | Chester County Planning Commission
  • Jon Lesher | Montgomery County Planning Commission

Speakers/Presenters:

  • Brandon Ford, Springfield Township (Montco)
  • Paloma Vila, Lower Merion Township
  • Jim Wylie, West Chester Clean Energy Future
  • Bill Sabey, Plymouth Township EAB (Montco)
  • Liz Compitello, DVRPC
  • Jim Freihaut, Penn State University
  • Rachael Griffith, Chester County Planning Commission
  • Rick Tralies, Natural Lands
  • Jon Lesher, Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Ed Magargee, Delaware County Conservation District
  • Peter Puglionesi, Haverford Township EAC
  • Karen Taussig-Lux, Media Borough
  • Richard Metz, SEPA Single Use Plastics Coalition
  • Don Hamp, SEPA Single Use Plastics Coalition
  • Erica Burman, Media Borough
  • Alex Danovitch, Nothing Left to Waste
  • Andrew Rohrbaugh, PA DCNR, Bureau of Forestry
  • Kayla Kehres, PA DCNR, Bureau of Forestry
  • Donna Delany, West Vincent Township EAC
WeConservePA EAC Network Fall Gathering 2022 Haverford Township

Registration table, EAC Network Fall Gathering, Haverford Township. Photo by: Carol Grayshaw.

EACs in Attendance:

  • Borough of Hatboro EAC
  • City of Easton EAC
  • East Fallowfield Township¬† EAC
  • East Vincent EAC
  • Haverford EAC
  • Lansdowne EAC
  • Lower Gwynedd Township EAC
  • Lower Merion EAC
  • Lower Providence Township EAC
  • Lower Saucon Township EAC
  • East Nantmeal Township EAC
  • Media Borough EAC
  • Middletown Township (Bucks) EAC
  • Newtown Square EAC
  • Plymouth Township EAB (Montgomery County)
  • Radnor Township EAC
  • Schuylkill Township EAC
  • Springfield Township EAC
  • Tredyffrin Township EAC
  • Upper Dublin Township EPAB (Montgomery County)
  • Upper Gwynedd Township EAC
  • Weisenberg Township EAC
  • West Bradford Township EAC
  • West Chester Borough EAC
  • West Norriton EAC
  • West Vincent EAC
  • Whitpain Township EAC
WeConservePA EAC Network Fall Gathering 2022 Haverford Township

Haverford Township’s CREC Rain Garden. Photo by: Carol Grayshaw.

Municipalities in Attendance:

  • Borough of Middletown
  • Cornwall Borough
  • East Fallowfield Township
  • Haverford Township
  • Media Borough
  • Montgomery Township
  • Township of Lower Merion
  • Tredyffrin and Radnor Townships
  • West Vincent Township
  • Whitehall Township
WeConservePA EAC Network Fall Gathering 2022 Haverford Township

Electric motorcycle, part of a collection of electronic vehicles (EVs) at the 2022 EAC Network Fall Gathering. Photo by: Carol Grayshaw.

Other Organizations in Attendance:

  • Chester County Planning Commission
  • Delaware County Conservation District
  • DCNR, Bureau of Forestry
  • DVRPC (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
  • Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Nothing Left to Waste LLC
  • Penn State University
  • SEPA Single Use Plastics Coalition
  • Sierra Club, Delaware County Ready for 100 Team
  • Spotts, Stevens and McCoy
  • DRIVE Electric PA

 

Want to know more about EACs or the EAC Network? Click here to access WeConservePA’s EAC web resources and information.