ecoThe Mechanicsburg Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) was formed in February 2006 with the goal of improving our town’s conservation efforts and environment. Our interest is wide-spread – from watersheds, to air quality, to feet-friendly sidewalks.

While we work closely with the Mechanicsburg Borough Council, and take the lead from them in terms of projects on which we focus, we too are interested in hearing from you! After all, each of our seven members is a Borough resident just like you, and one of our top priorities is partnering with the community to improve the environmental quality of life in our town.

Meeting Schedule
The EAC meets in Council Chambers in the Borough Office at 36 W. Allen Street at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of every month. Our meetings are open to the public, and we reserve approximately 15 minutes at each meeting for open comment from residents.

We welcome your attendance at any of our meetings to hear what we’re planning or to share your ideas. If you wish to discuss a topic(s) that require greater discussion, please notify to request to have your topic added to a future meeting agenda.

EAC Membership:

Chairwoman: Susan Richards (2015)
Vice Chairwoman: Heidi Biggs (2017)
Member: Harry Baker (2016)
Member: Edwin Miller (2016)
Member: Keith Thomas (2016)
Member: Erika Juran (2018)
Member: Brandon Hoover (2018)


Contact the EAC at:


EAC Borough Tree Plantings
Map showing the tree planting locations for the EAC tree giveaways at Streets for Treats and Earth Day (red) as well as the street tree plantings of the Community Planting Program (blue) and TreeVitalize (green).

View Mechanicsburg Tree Planting in a larger map

Community Garden
The Borough of Mechanicsburg Community Garden is located in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park, to the north of the football field and swimming pool parking lot. The garden provides the opportunity to rent a plot(s) yearly for the growth of plants for personal consumption and enjoyment. Currently, there are still plots available for the 2014 growing season! If interested fill out an application or for more information e-mail Sara at, call (717)-691-3310 ext 105, or come in person to the Mechanicsburg Borough Offices at 36 West Allen Street Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.


Interested in obtaining a new recycle bin? Bring your old, damaged recycle bin into the Borough office to trade for a larger, brand new recycle bin at no cost to you! Extra bins may be purchased for $5.00.