Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)
The EAC identifies actual or potential environmental problems within the Borough of Ambler and recommends to borough council ways to address those problems and preserve open space. The EAC’s goal is to increase public awareness of environmental issues. Members and volunteers also organize and perform environmental projects within the borough. Meetings are monthly. This is a great way to become involved in the future of the Borough of Ambler, and anyone interested should send or fax a resume and cover letter to Council President Sal Pasceri, Ambler Borough Hall, 131 Rosemary Ave., Ambler, PA 19002. For more information about the Ambler EAC or to volunteer, please visit www.amblereac.org.
Plant Ambler is a community-beautification effort staffed entirely by volunteers and supported by donations. Volunteers have been providing displays such as spring pansies, fall mums and winter greens throughout the borough since 1973. The staff experts are always willing to share their knowledge about gardening with “green” newcomers. If you would like to help them make Ambler a more attractive place to live and work by donating your time or money, call 215-219-6553.
Shade Tree Advisory Board
Because trees are an integral living, growing, dynamic part of our community, special care must be taken to ensure that they provide the largest possible benefit for the longest time. Recognizing the long-term benefits of trees brought about the formation of the Shade Tree Advisory Board. The goals of the board are to:
- increase the number and rate of new plantings
- decrease the rate of loss of old growth by carefully managing and supervising utility pruning
- provide guidelines and policies for proper maintenance
- communicate to residents the borough’s policy on trees
Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) is a nonprofit land trust founded in 1957 to protect the quality and beauty of the Wissahickon Creek. Its mission is to:
- protect and enhance open space and natural areas in the Watershed
- promote awareness and appreciation of environmental issues through education
- promote wise land use and management of natural resources, especially with regard to impacting water quality of the Wissahickon Creek
- preserve historic and cultural sites that are of significance to the Wissahickon Creek
For more information or to volunteer, please visit www.wvwa.org.