Charlestown Township
Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., October 9, 2019
Great Valley High School Library
255 North Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA



Review of Minutes and approval

6:05 –

Goals, Projects, and Tasks

Place Holders:

  1. All – Reminder of EAC-initiated projects for next 6+ months: Brightside Farm Riparian Buffer Planting, Stream Naming (un-named tributaries), Adelphia Gateway Project monitoring, Green Business Award, PA Turnpike Sound Wall Group, Charlestown Park Native Trees, Education Series, Adelphia Gateway Project pipeline, Septic maintenance.


  1. Budget for 2020
  2. Notice: Villanova Stormwater Municipal Workshop & Symposium – Oct. 15 - 17
  3. Notice: Chester County Clean Energy Open House Tour – Saturday, Oct. 19
  4. Notice: Chester County Water Resources Authority is working to up date “Watersheds”, Act 167 SWP, model ordinance and the Chesapeake Bay Action Plan. Questionnaire.

On Going

  1. Armstrong & Walker – update on Green Business Award.
  2. Walker & Goodman – PA Turnpike Sound Walls – Update.
  3. Goodman – update on Adelphia Gateway Project (pipeline).
  4. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project - Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm Park. Ongoing planning. Audubon interest.
  5. Maany follow up on September talk.

    All: Community Education series future suggestions – need winter topic:

    1. Native vs Invasive plants: Foraging and cooking (Christa Reeves, Pres. of Lehigh Valley Chapter of PA Native Plant Society);
    2. Impacts of plastics on our environment and our bodies (Armstrong);
    3. Reducing waste: Composting and Recycling (Meg Solomon),
    4. Trees are your friend (lowers carbon footprint, lowers crime): select: virtual walk in the woods, tree care, trees for the garden or house, Bonsai (Findlay will find speaker),
    5. Wild Neighbors: Loving, protecting, and peaceful coexisting with wildlife (Phila Metro Wildlife Center);
    6. Stormwater runoff and wells on private property (Nesspor);
    7. Management of streams on private property (Goodman).
  6. Armstrong & Goodman – update on Charlestown riparian buffer ordinances and consistency with State Code.
  7. All – Audubon Birdtown – on hold until Audubon re-commences program
  8. Findlay and Meg Solomon– More effective & trackable ways to use our volunteer lists.
  9. Assign township newsletter articles for January 15 deadline.
  10. DCNR Pollinator Habitat program-Project Wingspan – Brightside Farm Park – application.
7:30p –

Other Updates.

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

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