Environmental Protection Advisory Board
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 has compiled a list of environmental "talking points" for developers to discuss when presenting a proposed land development plan to the board: EPAB Talking Points
Members of the Upper Dublin Township Environmental Protection Advisory Board
Clockwise from lower left: Juni Alam, Eric Lindhult, Joe Thomas, Austin Faberman, Ed Landau, Melissa Laffen, Mike Haas
Minutes for meetings of the EPAB are available as downloadable PDFs. Minutes are posted after they have been approved and signed. Generally agendas are not available.
2nd Annual Environmental Open House - March 4, 2023 | 10am-12pm
Upper Dublin Public Library (520 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034)
Hosted by the Upper Dublin Township Environmental Protection Advisory Board and Upper Dublin Parks & Recreation
Auditorium Presentation Topics (10am-11am) Include:
- Renewable Energy Transition Plan
- Pesticide-Free Zones
- UD Library/MGGC Seed Library
- Tree Tender Program
- PFAS and Drinking Water
- Replacing Lawns with Native Plants
- Salt Watch Program
- UDHS Environmental Project-Based Learning (Presentation)
- Native & Invasive Plants (UDP&R)
- UD C.A.R.E.S (UDP&R)
- UDT Open Space & Walkability (UDP&R)
Table Displays & Demos (11am-12pm):
- Bird Town
- Shade Tree Commission
- Upper Dublin Tree Tenders
- Rain Barrel Display
- Maple Glen Garden Club
- Weaver's Way
- Composting Information
- Ambler EV
- Upper Dublin Library
- Trout Unlimited
- Ambler EAC
- Non-Toxic Springfield
- State Representative Offices
Any questions related to the EPAB Environmental Open House can be directed to Michael Haas, EPAB Chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Environmental Open House Event Recording:
As its 2022 Earth Day Activity Upper Dublin EPAB members participated in a large tree planting event held April 23 and 24 to replace trees that were destroyed by the tornado that went through the township on Sept. 1, 2021. Organized and conducted by the Upper Dublin Tree Tenders group, an affiliate of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree Tender program, more than 30 volunteers participated in this program, planting 130 trees on homeowner properties hardest hit by the tornado.
Did you know that you can recycle lithium batteries and cellphones in the UD Township Building lobby 24/7? And be sure to follow the UD EPAB Facebook page for updates regarding Montgomery County's hazardous waste and electronic waste recycling dates!
- EPAB documents page
- Presentation - Renewable Energy Transition Plan for Upper Dublin Township Municipal Operations (November 9, 2021)
- EPAB Nomination for 2007 Philadelphia Sustainability Award
- EPAB Wins 2007 Philadelphia Sustainability Award
- PA Congress Recognition of Clean Energy Efforts December 4, 2007
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