“To advise member municipalities and their residents on matters of environmental interest and importance.”
The Council serves Chalfant, Churchill, Forest Hills and Wilkins, each of which may appoint members as representatives. The Council meets on the 4th Monday of January, May and September at the Churchill Borough Building, 2300 William Penn Highway at 7:00 PM. The public is welcome and volunteers are encouraged.
The Council sponsored the first recycling center in our area back in 1970, and dedicated volunteers from the community still run this center on the first Sunday of each month from 10 AM to 1 PM on the parking lot of the Woodland Hills Administration Building. All types of cans and glass containers are accepted. In the 1980’s the Council worked with and supported efforts at the High School to monitor water quality in area streams, work that is still ongoing in the gifted program.
In honor of the United States Bicentennial celebration in 1976, the Environmental Council produced, and Westinghouse printed, an illustrated, 18 page “Churchill Area Tour Guide” for distribution to all residents. It highlights local features of historical and/or environmental interest. Copies are still available for newcomers.
Periodically, the Council develops and distributes advisories and fliers on timely environmental issues affecting our communities. A list of the available documents is provided on this website and a few of them are ‘hot linked’ for review. Copies of these documents are available on request from your municipal office.
Annually, the Council grants a cash award to be used for college to a graduating student in the Woodland Hills School District who has made a significant contribution to environmental conservation, education, legislation or research – particularly within the school district or the community it serves. Additional information on the award and associated application is provided on this website.