The seven members of the Environmental Protection Advisory Board (EPAB) of Upper Dublin Township are volunteers (re)appointed for a period of three years by the Board of Commissioners. Its membership represents a range of professional expertise and community interests.
The EPAB either initiates or upon request advises the Board of Commissioners on issues relating to protecting the quality of water, land and air resources. These efforts involve such matters as stormwater and erosion control, land use, waste disposal, recycling and chemical usage.
The EPAB reviews all township development plans and conducts necessary site investigations to ensure development is consistent with sound environmental criteria. As part of its public outreach in the form of surveys and interaction with other area individuals and groups, the EPAB learns of specific or general environmental concerns for which appropriate action is recommended to the Board of Commissioners.
The EPAB meetings are usually held at the Township building on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public.Follow the EPAB on Facebook
Links to EPAB Initiatives & Awards
Congresswoman Schwartz recognized the efforts of the Upper Dublin Environmental Protection Advisory Board during her Energy and Environment District Tour in November 2007 (from left, Ward 5 President Commissioner Jules Mermelstein, Representative Allyson Schwartz, EPAB Member Peter Jacobson, Interim EPAB Chair Andrea Barol, Ward 7 Commissioner and Former EPAB Chairman Stanley Ropski.
The EPAB Sponsors and Supports Environmental Events
|Stream Clean Ups||EPAB Stream Clean Up
Vance Drive Neighbors
WVWA Stream Cleanup
|1005 Virginia Dr
Vance Dr/Limekiln Pk
12 Morris Rd/Barn
|Movie Series on Sustainability||Various Movies||2/12/13, 3/12/13, 4/16/13||7:30p||Ambler Theater|
Pictured below are volunteers for a previous Great PA Cleanup when DEP's Southeast Regional Office cleaned up a portion of the Sandy Run that runs through Fort Washington State Park. Tires, aluminum cans, Styrofoam cups, candy wrappers, toy balls and lumber were cleaned from the creek and the stream banks along Virginia Drive near Jaguar Press and DeVry University. The volunteers collected more than enough trash to fill two very large dumpsters. Among the larger items collected were tires and numerous pieces of scrap metal.
Farmers' Markets are open from June until late October or early November. The PA Food Trust supports this local food sustainability effort. Discussions are underway to develop a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in Upper Dublin similar to Pennypack Farm in nearby Horsham Township. Please contact the EPAB if you would like to help make that happen.
The farmers' markets accept Senior/WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Vouchers and EBT/ACCESS card (food stamp benefits). To learn more about all Farmers' Market Nutritional Programs, or to apply for program vouchers, call Representative Dean's office at (215) 517-6800. The Senior FMNP provides resources to low-income seniors who are at least 60 years old and meet certain income criteria.
|Market Name||Location||Dates||Time||Farms||Stand #|
|Creekside Coop Market||High School Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19117||June-November Sundays||10a-2p||Lone Wolf Farm||None|
|Glenside Farmers Market||Easton Rd & Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038||June-November Saturdays||9a-1p||Althouse Farm
Lone Wolf Farm
|Jenkintown Whole Foods Food Market||On The Fairway, Jenkintown, PA 19046||June-October Saturdays||10a-2p||Lone Wolf Farm||None|
|Maple Acres Farm||2656 Narcissa Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462||June-November Sundays||8a-8p (call for hours)||Maple Acres Farm||610-828-7395|
|O & F Farm||1040 Skippack Pk, Blue Bell, PA 19422||June-November Monday-Sunday||8a-8p (call for hours)||O & F Farm||610-272-9219|
Visit the Documents & Forms page and download a Citizen Board Application to apply to serve on a Citizen Board.
The Township of Upper Dublin
801 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Phone: (215) 643-1600
Fax: (215) 542-0797