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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. The EMC typically meets on the second Thursday of the month, 4 pm, at the Old Jail Conference Room (125 E. Court Street, downtown Ithaca). All are welcome.

2017 EMC Annual Report 

2018 Update of EMC Invasive Plants List 

Environmental Alert: Important Recommendations for Indoor & Outdoor Lighting

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 EMC Annual Report. You can also view a digital version of the 2016 Annual Report.. 

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

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