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c/o TC Planning & Sustainability Department
121 E. Court Street
Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 274-5560
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Tompkins County Environmental Management Council

The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council (EMC) has been the Legislature's official citizen advisory board on local environmental issues since 1971.

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EMC membership consists of citizens with a variety of interests and backgrounds. The common bond is a commitment to the environment.

The purpose of the EMC is to identify problems, propose priorities, and promote coordination of activities in the development and management of our natural resources and to provide a public forum for the discussion and resolution of these problems and completion of proposed projects.

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EMC Bylaws and other background information are available from the About EMC link. Agendas and minutes for EMC meetings are available here.

To learn more about the Council's most recent work, check out the 2016 Annual Report. To view a digital version of the report, please click here. For an accessible PDF version, download it here.

The Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability Department provides financial assistance and staff support to the EMC.

Information on the EMC's Unique Natural Area (UNA) Inventory Update is available here.

Next EMC Meeting:

Thursday, March 8th

Regular EMC meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, 4 PM, at the Old Jail Conference Room (125 East Court Street, downtown Ithaca). All are welcome.