Charlestown Township
Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., November 13, 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, Septic maintenance.
  2. Audubon Birdtown – on hold until Audubon re-commences program


See second Agenda from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Joint meeting with Parks & Recreation

On Going

  1. Armstrong & Walker – Green Business Award - Update.
  2. Walker & Goodman – PA Turnpike Sound Walls – Update.
  3. Goodman – Adelphia Gateway Project (pipeline) - Update.
  4. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project - Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm Park. Ongoing planning. Seeking BoS approval.
  5. All: Community Education series future suggestions – winter topic: 2) Impacts of plastics on our environment and our bodies (Armstrong);
    1. Native vs Invasive plants: Foraging and cooking (Christa Reeves, Pres. of Lehigh Valley Chapter of PA Native Plant Society);
    2. Reducing waste: Composting and Recycling (Meg Solomon),
    3. 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),
    4. Wild Neighbors: Loving, protecting, and peaceful coexisting with wildlife (Phila Metro Wildlife Center);
    5. Stormwater runoff and wells on private property (Nesspor);
    6. Management of streams on private property (Goodman).
  6. Armstrong & Goodman – update on Charlestown riparian buffer ordinances and consistency with State Code.
  7. Findlay and Meg Solomon– More effective & trackable ways to use our volunteer lists.
  8. Assign township newsletter articles for January 15 deadline.
  9. DCNR Pollinator Habitat program-Project Wingspan – Brightside Farm Park – application.
  10. Notice: Chester County Water Resources Authority is working to update “Watersheds”, Act 167 SWP, model ordinance and the Chesapeake Bay Action Plan. Questionnaire.
6:50p –

Other Updates.

  • Township Manager:
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Planning Commission
  • Historical Commission
6:50p –

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