Cranberry Township Environmental Advisory Committee (CTEAC)

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About the Committee

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 Earth Week celebration, facilitating the installation of interactive signage for the stream restoration project at The Community Park on Route 19.  

Take Action Against Spotted LanternflySpotted_lanternfly_in_BBG_(42972)

They’re not just a nuisance – Spotted Lanterflies pose a threat to the environment and the economy.

The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) feeds on sap from a myriad of plants and prefer those important to Pennsylvania's economy including grapevines, maples, black walnut, birch, and willow. The industries associated with these plants contribute billions of dollars each year to the economy.

Cranberry Township and all of Butler County are now included in the Spotted Lanternfly quarantine area.

All residents and businesses must comply with the SLF order and regulations, which strictly prohibits the movement of any SLF living stage including egg masses, nymphs, and adults and regulates the movement of articles that may harbor the insect.

The following are examples of regulated articles:

  • Landscaping, remodeling or construction waste
  • Logs, stumps, or any tree parts
  • Firewood of any species
  • Grapevines for decorative purposes or as nursery stock
  • Nursery stock
  • Packing materials such as pots, crates, pallets, etc.
  • Outdoor household articles including recreational vehicles, tractors and mowers, grills and furniture and their covers, tarps, mobile homes, tile, stone, deck boards, mobile fire pits
  • Any associated equipment and vehicles not stored indoors

Intentional movement of SLF is expressly prohibited and is a serious offense. Violations could result in criminal or civil penalties and/or fines.

How else can you help?

SLF can be controlled by a combination of:

  • physical removal at any life stage
  • removal of Tree-of-Heaven host trees
  • pesticide applications

For more information, visit

Environmental Advisory Committee Members

Fred Peterson, Chairman2023
Tim Casey, 1st Co-Chairperson2024
Zach Sanctis2023
John Burglund2023
Jim Feath2023

*Terms expire on December 31.