Environmental Advisory Council

EAC Mission

To identify environmental issues and recommend plans, programs, ideas and actions to the appropriate governmental agencies for the promotion and conservation of natural resources as well as the protection and improvement in the quality of the environment. While striving to enhance Kidder Townships ability to maintain clean air, pure water, natural, scenic, historic and aesthetic values of the environment, the KTEAC shall endeavor to communicate with and educate the public on the importance of environmental issues.

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Township Building.

The Kidder Township EAC is currently working on:

  • Water Testing in conjunction with Trout Unlimited
  • Draft Ordinances for pipeline construction, Dark Sky and Noise Ordinances
  • Supporting the Penn-Kidder Rain Garden program with the Penn-Kidder second grade
  • A non-motorized walking/biking trail throughout the Township
  • Natural Resource Inventory

Recent KTEAC accomplishments include:

  • The drafting of the recently adopted Kidder Township Timbering Ordinance
  • The drafting of the recently adopted Kidder Township Tree Protection Ordinance
  • Assisting local conservation groups with their environmental preservation programs

EAC Board Members

  • Frank Gilotti – Chairman
  • Cathy Weber – Secretary
  • Len Tiscio – Treasurer
  • Bob Dobosh
  • Ed O’Melia
  • Tyler Marino
  • Arnost Catska

We would also like to have a STANDING CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS, inviting all those interested in volunteering to please contact the Kidder Township EAC.

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Clean Water Keepers

The Kidder Township Environmental Advisory Council partnered with Trout Unlimited to provide training to Citizen Scientists to learn how to monitor local streams for water quality.

Known as the Kidder Township Clean Water Keepers, volunteers will monitor selected streams monthly to keep track of sediment deposits, stream width, pH, TDS (total dissolved solids- too much of these can clog gills and raise the temperature of the water), turbidity (cloudiness of the water), temperature and conductivity (measures the water’s ability to pass an electrical current; more particles in the water lead to higher conductivity).

Collected data will be shared with TU’s National Database and Kidder Township’s EAC will keep spreadsheets to monitor any changes in the streams in the coming years.