Moon Township Pennsylvania • 1000 Beaver Grade Road, Moon Township, PA 15108 • 412.262.1700


Environmental Advisory Council

Environmental Advisory Council

  • Name

  • Melissa Church (Chair)
  • Jack Cicone
  • Bethany Denner-Bonidie
  • Chad Davis
  • Kathleen Hankle
  • Jamard Smith
  • Daniel R. Swalga
  • Term Expires

  • January 2024
  • January 2023
  • January 2024
  • January 2023
  • January 2025
  • January 2025
  • January 2023

Meeting Dates & Times

The EAC's regular monthly meeting held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm at 1000 Beaver Grade Road.

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Environmental advisory councils (EACs) are officially created arms of Pennsylvania's municipal governments that focus exclusively on environmental conservation and improvement. Consisting of three to seven selected members, EACs act as advisors to the governing boards that appoint them and to the local planning commissions, giving municipal governments a pool of hometown talent to draw upon when they make decisions affecting the environmental resources in their communities. EACs undertake a wide variety of projects and information-gathering tasks, providing energy and objective, in-depth analysis about environmental resource issues.

Basic Responsibilities

The Moon Township EAC’s basic responsibilities are to provide independent advice and counsel to the Moon Township on environmental issues such as:

  • • Identifying environmental issues and recommending plans to appropriate agencies for promotion and conservations of natural resources.
  • • Protecting and improving the quality of the environment within its territorial limits.
  • • Making recommendations as to the possible use of open land areas of the political subdivision within its territorial limits.
  • • Promoting a community environmental program.
  • • Keeping an index of open areas, publicly or privately owned, for the purpose of obtaining information on the proper use of such area.
  • • Advising the appropriate Township of Moon agencies, including but not limited to, the Planning Commission and Township of Moon Supervisors.
  • • Assists the Township with providing opportunities of education and outreach to our residents as outlined within the NPDES Stormwater plan.

Recent Projects & Ongoing Activities

    • Community Events

    • Road Cleanups
    • Recycling Events
    • Tree Planting Events at all Three Moon Parks
    • Earth Day Celebration
    • Partnerships with other Municipalities

    • Montour Run Watershed Association
      (e.g. tree planting events, stream cleanups, etc)
    • Western Allegheny Stormwater Awareness Group
    • Two EAC Members (Melissa Church & Dan Swalga) are Master Watershed Steward Candidates through the Penn State Extension.

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Contact Information

Municipal Building
1000 Beaver Grade Road
Moon Township, PA 15108

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