Careful planning and strict guidelines have gone a long way toward making sure development in the Township has as little environmental impact as possible. The Cranberry Township Environmental Advisory Committee moved from an Ad Hoc group to a permanent committee on September 24, 2020.
Formed in May 2019, the Ad Hoc Environmental Advisory Committee consisted of 10 community members and two employees tasked with finding new ways to implement and support the Cranberry Plan’s environmental goals. They discussed everything from land development patterns and density issues to green space preservation and stormwater regulations.
The Committee focuses on enhancing the open space and buffer requirements, developing incentives for environmental quality measures and evaluating landscape requirements.
One of the first items of business for the CTEAC was joining the Adopt-A-Roadway program. They have adopted Unionville Road from Route 19 to the Winchester Farms and Winchester Lakes developments as well as assisting the Public Works Department planting trees within the North Boundary Park.
Current projects include the development of a pollinator meadow in North Boundary Park, preparing for the 2023 Arbor Day celebration, facilitating the installation of interactive signage for the stream restoration project at The Community Park on Route 19.