The Ambler EAC is an Environmental Advisory Council made up of community residents, seven of whom are appointed by Borough Council. Our members devote time and energy to assist elected and appointed officials in protecting the environment. We advise Borough staff and elected officials on the protection, conservation, management, promotion, and use of natural resources within Ambler Borough limits. Ambler EAC is supported by the Ambler Borough Council Parks & Recreation Committee. For more information about Pennsylvania’s EAC Network, see www.EACnetwork.org
Ambler EAC members initiate and sustain projects that improve Ambler’s ecological assets. We also build awareness of environmental issues in the region. We write proposals to obtain funding for projects and work with the Borough to fulfill grants when awarded.
Borough Council appoints residents who apply to serve a 3 year term as EAC Members. Associate members, who are not appointed and may not live within borough limits, volunteer to help with these initiatives.
Mary-Margaret Monser, Chair of EAC
Mary-Margaret’s interest in the outdoors and environment was instilled from a young age having spent summers in upstate New York with relatives who imparted a love and joy of the outdoors and being environmentally conscious. As a Girl Scout leader, with three daughters, she led an active troop that spent a lot time doing “outdoor things” at Ambler Borough Park, volunteering for Plant Ambler, participating in Earth Day and WVWA creek clean up activities, among other things. Being a part of the EAC is a natural fit that allows stewardship in the community and environment we live in. As well, she has been a resident of Ambler Borough since 1980 and currently works in the healthcare industry.
Associates of Ambler EAC:
Susan Curry has been a member of the Ambler EAC since 1999. She is the former EAC 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 in Ambler vicinity, increase best storm water management practices on stream side properties, plant 100s of trees, restore riparian buffers beyond 50′ in Borough Park; install rain gardens all over town, develop a downtown tree management policy. Active advocate for natural resource protection ordinances, and served on BoRit asbestos citizen advisory group.
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.