Charlestown Township
Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)
6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m., March 13, 2019
Great Valley High School Library
255 North Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA


6:00p –

Review of Minutes and approval

6:05p –

Goals, Projects, and Tasks

Place Holders:

  1. Goodman – Adelphia Gateway Project pipeline: EA comment due. Twp. comments on website.
  2. Armstrong & Walker – update on education on single use plastics with PJ Whelihans’, the Office Bar & Grill, Dunkin Donuts. Snack bar @ Charlestown Park.
  3. Goodman & Walker – PA Turnpike Sound Walls – Update. Upcoming direct mail by SWN Assoc.
  4. Armstrong & Goodman – riparian buffer grant - Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm. Ongoing planning and mapping.
  5. All – Authors/ideas for newsletters for township quarterly newsletter. Articles due the 15th of the first month of the quarter thus 1/15, 4/15, 7/15, 10/15
  6. All – Reminder of an EAC-initiated project for next 6+ months: Brightside Farm Riparian Buffer Planting, Stream Naming (un-named tributaries), Adelphia Gateway Project monitoring, PA Turnpike Sound Wall Group and Charlestown Park Native Trees, Education series and septic maintenance requirements and issues.
  7. All – Charlestown Day – September 14th

On Going

  1. All – Community Education Meeting: Topic, Where, When… Township’s MS4 requirement?
  2. Manny - Litter clean-up around the township. Earth Day – Clean-up April 6, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon


  1. Brightside Farm – Bird houses and bird habitat walk. “ ‘bird house’ and habitat assessment walk with Edie Parnum (Audubon Society) We will do this Thursday, March 14, at 1:30 pm. Anyone who wants to join is welcome. Please meet in the parking lot at Brightside Farm Park by 1:30 pm. Our objective is a plan that includes putting in bird boxes, etc, that it can be implemented over time. I hope to start on Earth Day (4/6) with volunteers.” – Andy Motel
  2. Armstrong – Discuss how to develop our relationship with the Planning Commission so as to welcome the EAC’s input on new or re-developments especially around stormwater issues.
7:30p –

Other Updates.

  • Township Manager
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Planning Commission
  • Historical Commission
7:50p –

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