Environmental Advisory Council

Walking in WoodsThe Environmental Advisory Council supports the township's environmental interests by cataloging known unique natural, scenic, historic, and archaeological resources; inventorying township streams, woods, and wetlands; and enhancing community involvement in community environmental projects.

One example of their community involvement is Hatfield Township's annual Earth Day. Just months after forming in 1999, the Council rallied many businesses and other volunteers to develop Hatfield Township's first Earth Day in April 2000.

Hatfield Township's Environmental Advisory Council is a member of the Pennsylvania Environmental Network which works to help local municipalities make sound decisions regarding the environment.

EACs are officially constituted municipal boards created to advise local governments on environmental issues and policies. Any municipality or group of municipalities in Pennsylvania may create an EAC by ordinance.

EAC Goals

  • Staying focused on Hatfield Township related Issues. Think local, act local.
  • Utilize media resources to get information out to the public by utilizing E-news, Twitter, website, and the new Hatfield Township television channel.
  • Establish policies for putting information on the website. What can and cannot be posted.
  • Plan and organize events as a group to educate the public (Earth Day, Rocktoberfest, etc.).
  • Work with Shade Tree Commission and other EAC's to organize regional events on a large scale.
  • Create feasible methods to increase student and school awareness and involvement in environmental issues.

For more information and resources about environmental activities and issues in Hatfield, please see our Earth Friendly page.

To get involved and find out more contact the EAC at [email protected]

Relevant Environment Ordinances

Environmental Advisory Council Members

James Bleakly  1/1/22-12/31/24
Bob Lanouette  1/1/22-12/31/24
Christine Meager  1/1/21-12/31/23

EAC Meetings

The EAC generally meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Hatfield Township Administration Building. Please contact us if you have any environment related questions, comments, or concerns.

EAC News and Environmental information

Tree City USA: Hatfield Township has been designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This honor is awarded to municipalities who meet all four qualifying standards. The standards are having a tree board or council, a tree care ordinance, maintain a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2.00 per capita, and have an Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation.

Arbor Day: Hatfield Township observes Arbor Day annually during the Shade Tree Commission's Plant Exchange. 

Emerald Ash Borer: At the June 27, 2012 Board of Commissioners' meeting, a presentation by the Department of Forest Pest Management was hosted. The presentation was regarding the Emerald Ash Borer

European Water Chestnut: A brochure discussing the eradication of the European Water Chestnut, sponsored by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, is available here.

Deer Feeding: A brochure from the PA Game Commission about the importance and the effects of feeding the deer is available here.

Recycling Reminders!

Hatfield Township is a member of the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission along with ten other municipalities in the area.

Problems with your recycling hauler not collecting your recycling properly? Contact the Administration Building for assistance.

What can be recycled for curbside pick up in Hatfield Township?

Aluminum, Steel, and Bimetal cans
This includes all metal food, beverage, and aerosol cans.

Glass-Clear, Amber, and Green Glass
All glass food, beverage bottles, and jars are recyclable.

Plastics Number 1 and 2
Look on the bottom of the plastic bottle for the triangle with the number in it.

Newspapers, Magazines, and Junk Mail
Tie in a bundle or place in a paper bag.

For more recycling information including dates for Hazardous waste and electronics recycling pick up and locations, please visit the Hatfield Township Recycling Programs page.

Recycling Websites