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Heritage Conservancy
How to Dispose Unused Medicines
Jacobsburg Environmental
Education Center
Kittitany Ridge - Appalachian Trail
Blue Mountain
Lehigh County
Conservation District

Lehigh Gap Nature Center
Lehigh Valley Greenways Partnership Conservation Landscape Initiative
Martins-Jacoby Watershed Association
Natural Lands Trust
Northampton County
Conservation District
Northampton County
Farmland Preservation

Nurture Nature Center
PA Cooperative Extension
PA DEP
PA Environmental Council
PA Fish & Boat
PA Game Commission
PA NRCS
PA DCNR
Pocono Heritage Land Trust
The Nature Conservancy - Hauser
Nature Center
Watershed Coalition (Lehigh Valley)

2017 EAC Meeting Minutes

05/01/2017: New Announcement: 2017 EAC Meeting Agenda

04/03/2017: Approved Minutes: 2017 EAC Meeting Minutes

03/06/2017: Approved Minutes: 2017 EAC Meeting Minutes

02/22/2017: Approved Minutes: 2017 EAC Meeting Minutes

02/06/2017: Approved Minutes: 2017 EAC Meeting Minutes

01/24/2017: Approved Minutes: 2017 EAC Meeting Minutes

01/24/2017: New Announcement: 2017 EAC Meeting Agenda

01/09/2017: Approved Minutes: 2017 EAC Meeting Minutes

01/01/2017: New Announcement: 2017 EAC Meeting Schedule


2016 EAC Meeting Minutes

12/20/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Special Meeting Minutes

12/05/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

11/22/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

11/07/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

10/24/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Special Meeting Minutes

10/24/2016: New Announcement: EAC Special Meeting Agenda

10/03/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Special Meeting Minutes

09/20/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Special Meeting Minutes

09/07/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

08/01/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

06/06/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

06/06/2016: New Announcement: EAC Agenda

05/09/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

05/09/2016: New Announcement: EAC Agenda **RESCHEDULED

04/27/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Special Meeting Minutes

04/04/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

03/072016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

02/08/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

01/11/2016: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes


2015 EAC Meeting Minutes

12/03/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

11/05/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

10/13/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

10/13/2015: New Announcement: EAC Agenda

09/08/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

09/08/2015: New Announcement: EAC Agenda

08/17/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

07/14/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

06/04/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

05/11/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

04/02/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

03/26/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

02/17/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

02/05/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

01/08/2015: Approved Minutes: EAC Minutes

On December 13, 2006, the Plainfield Township Board of Supervisors passed Ordinance #315. The Ordinance provides operating procedures and powers for the Environmental Advisory Council. The Council advises other local government agencies, including, but not limited to, the planning commission, park and recreation boards, and elected officials, on matters dealing with protection, conservation, management, promotion and use of natural resources including air, land, and water located within its territorial limits. The Board of Supervisors appointed seven residents to serve on the Council. The EAC meets at 7 P.M. on the first Thursday of the month at the Municipal building. The meetings are open to the public.

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
          Terry Kleintop, Chairman
           Term expires January 1, 2017
          Robert Cornman, Jr., Vice-Chairman
           Term expires January 1, 2016
          Robin Dingle
           Term expires January 1, 2018
          Bruce Rabenold
           Term expires January 1, 2017
          Robert Simpson
           Term expires January 1, 2016
          Jane Mellert, Secretary
           Term expires January 1, 2018

The EAC has the following responsibilities:

•  Identify environmental problems;

•  Recommend plans and programs to the appropriate agencies for the promotion and
   conservation of natural resources, and for the protection and improvement of the quality
   of the environment within the area of the Municipality;

•  Make recommendations as to the possible use of open land areas of the Municipality;

•  Promote a community environmental program;

•  Keep an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, including, but not limited to,
   flood prone areas, swamps, and other unique natural areas;

•  Advise the appropriate local governmental agencies in the acquisition of property, both
   real and personal;

•  Undertake such environmental tasks as requested by the Board of Supervisors of
   Plainfield Township.

The EAC offers downloadable information from the list below:


Onlot Septic System Maintenance

WaterWell 
Maintenance

Little Bushkill Creek
Restoration Plan

Caring for your Streamside Property

Naturalizing Your
Yard

Watershed Coalition
of the Lehigh Valley

Caring for you Wetlands
 


New Rules for Recycling Electronic Devices:

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is advising consumers and businesses of new rules for recycling electronic devices that will take effect on Jan. 24, 2013.

Enacted in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act prohibits the disposal of covered devices (such as computers, laptops, monitors and televisions) with residential trash. Trash haulers will be barred from taking those items, except in municipalities with a designated curbside electronics collection program that results in the devices going to an electronics recycler.

Many devices also contain valuable metals such as gold, silver and platinum and base metals like copper, iron and aluminum that can be separated and reused in new products. The law also requires manufacturers of devices to provide for the collection, transportation and recycling of these devices by establishing one-day events, permanent collection programs or mail-back programs.

More information on the covered device recycling act is available at www.dep.state.pa.us, Keyword: Electronics Recycling.

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