AmblerEAC.org
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Borough  of Ambler
122 East Butler Ave
Ambler, PA    19002

 

 

 

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The Ambler EAC represents a dedicated group of seven Borough residents, working to initiate and sustain projects that improve Ambler's ecological assets, reduce the total environmental & carbon footprint in Ambler, and build awareness of environmental issues in the region.  We write grants to obtain funding for projects and work with the Borough to fulfill grants when awarded.

Borough Council appoints selected residents to serve a 3 year term as EAC Members.  We benefit from the additional support of committed Associates (not appointed by Council) who volunteer to help with our initiatives.

MEMBERS:

Susan Curry, chairperson

Ambler EAC since 1999, current chair; former president of the Alliance for a Sustainable Future; founded Pennypack Farm & Education Center in 2003 (an organic CSA farm); received grants to reduce lawn chemicals, increase best stormwater management practices on streamside properties, plant 100s of trees, restore riparian buffers beyond 50' in Borough Park; install a rain garden at Ricciardi Park, develop a downtown tree management policy; advocate for natural resource protection ordinances; and serve on asbestos citizen advisory group.

Susan Johnsson

Susan Johnsson majored in Zoology and then became an accountant.  She loves watching the many different kinds of fish in Rose Valley Creek, which runs alongside her back yard.  Susan has been a member of Ambler EAC since December of 2007.  She works to support clean, healthy water, and enjoys the diversity of projects initiated by the Ambler EAC.

Candace Kanaplue

Candace Kanaplue is a professional land use planner with a background in community and environmental planning. She has worked with communities helping them to manage change and to preserve community character. Candace helps to guide communities and private developers towards sustainable and responsible development. She has lived in Ambler with her family for several years and enjoys working with the community to make it a wonderful place to live and visit. Candace has been a member of the Ambler EAC since January of 2009.

Skip Kershner

Skip Kershner received his M.Ed. in Environmental Science from Arcadia University in 1992.  He grew up in Upper Dublin and has lived in the Borough since 2001.  As a former teacher, Skip is very aware of the importance of educating and community service.  After leaving education, he became the managing partner in Landscape Restorations LLC.  Skip prefers the naturalness of the world, advocating the protection of all natural resources including the flora and the fauna.  He is also certified under the Tree Tenders Program through the PHS. Skip became a member of the EAC in 2008.

Sigi Koko

Sigi Koko is the founder of the architectural design firm Down to Earth Design and she brings over 15 years of expertise in environmentally sensible design and education.  She joined Ambler EAC in Spring of 2008 and has worked on several initiatives, including increasing the use of reusable bags in Ambler.

David Morgan

Former member of the Ambler Shade Tree Advisory Committee, during which time David helped the Borough receive state and county grants.  He helps the Borough in gathering information for the Environmental Corner of the Home Town News, which is published twice yearly and appears on the Borough website.  He has attended conferences to learn more about EAC issues and volunteers for special tree planting and other projects of the Ambler EAC.

Associates of Ambler EAC:

Daniel Brouse

Andrew Salvadore

 

PARTICIPATE!

Ambler's EAC currently has a vacant seat.  Please contact chairperson Susan Curry if you are interested & live within Ambler Borough limits.

We welcome the public to attend our monthly Ambler EAC meetings!  You do not need to live within Borough limits to volunteer, participate, or attend meetings.