Registration for the EAC Network Conference includes breakfast, training session, lunch and choice of afternoon workshops (1:00 – 3:00 PM). The EAC Network Conference is held in conjunction with the PA Land Conservation Conference and is available only to those working with EACs and municipal officials.
The EAC Network Conference is held in conjunction with the 2018 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference. You may register for any of the conference’s seminars or field trips held April 12-14. Suggested seminars are noted below.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Networking Breakfast — 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Join fellow EAC members and municipal officials for this full breakfast: discuss issues impacting local municipalities, share ideas and meet new contacts.
Morning Program — 9:00 am – 11:30 am
- Local Power: 100% Renewable Energy (30 minute presentation) – Across the country, municipalities are taking the renewable plunge. Learn how EACs can help municipalities adopt ambitious energy goals and hear from those working on the ground in PA to make it happen.
- Mini Presentations
- Ready for 100? EAC approach to renewable energy.
- Protecting riparian buffers with a Natural Resource Protection Overlay
- MicroGrids: what are they and how will they change our world?
- Facilitated Discussion
- Participants have the ability to develop this agenda and are encouraged to submit topics for this discussion.
Lunch — 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch is included with your registration. In addition to networking time, lunch features the presentation of the Local Government Conservation Leadership Award.
Afternoon Workshops — 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please choose one of the following workshops to attend on Saturday afternoon (descriptions available at ConserveLand.org/2018-conference):
- Complex Land Deals: Getting Across the Finish Line
- Kiosks & Waysides: Beyond the Bulletin Board
- Educating on Climate Change: Demonstrated Strategies for Tackling a Tough Topic
- Skills and Tools for Major Gift Development
- Local Actions, Regional Results: Municipal Strategies for Improving Water Quality
- The Who, What & Why Behind Conservation Policy and How Land Trusts Can Help
- Reconnecting Communities to Nature: Community Conservation
Location (directions available at ConserveLand.org):
The Desmond Hotel | 1 Liberty Boulevard, Malvern, PA | 800.575.1776
Contact Nicole Faraguna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.909.1298.
An Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is a group of 3-7 people, appointed by a municipality’s elected officials, that advises the elected officials, as well as the planning commission and park and recreation board, on the protection, conservation, management, promotion and use of natural resources within the municipality. Pennsylvania’s EAC Network is administered by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. Visit EACnetwork.org for more information.