Ecological Advocacy Committee

Ecological Advocacy Committee

The Ecological Advocacy Committee is an organization under the South Bend Board of Park Commissioners created with the purpose of advising the Board of Park Commissioners on matters concerning the perpetuation of a healthy ecological system within the parks and public lands of South Bend. This advisory committee is established to assist in the fulfilling of the objectives set out by the South Bend Venues Parks & Arts Department (VPA) which calls for cooperative planning, community engagement, strategic thinking, and natural resource management.

Committee members are expected to take voluntary roles on at least two EAC subcommittees annually to provide expertise in the advancement of ecological proposals or projects under current development.

Natural Resource Management Plan

Resolution establishing EAC

2022 Ecological Advocacy Committee Application

2022 Application Process:

The EAC applications will open on August 16, 2021.
Applications are due on October 29, 2021.  Send the application to Amy Roush at
2022 EAC Selections will be made on November 15, 2021.

2021 Meeting Dates:

All meetings will be held at the Rum Village Nature Center from 8:30am – 10:00am. 

January 11, 2021
February 15, 2021
March 29, 2021
May 10, 2021
June 21, 2021
August 2, 2021
September 13, 2021
October 25, 2021
December 6, 2021

2022 Meeting Dates:

January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022
March 28, 2022
May 9, 2022
June 20, 2022
August 1, 2022
September 12, 2022
October 24, 2022
December 5, 2022

2021 Committee Members:

Steve Sass (Chair)
William Lindsey Chadderton
Andrew Tucker
John DiTillo
Andrew Schnabel
Allison Pudlo
Charlene Rountree
Amelia Weller
Emily Alderton

Of Counsel:
Brent Thompson
Hannah Teshka

Garry Harrington
Matthew Moyers

EAC Meeting Minutes