Charlestown Township
Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., March 11, 2020
Great Valley Middle School, Choral Room #154
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.
  2. Notices
    • Watershed Congress Along the Schuylkill River, March 14 in Pottstown.
    • EAC Network Conference – May 2, 2020 Upper Merion Township Bldg.
    • Charlestown Day – September 26
6:15 –


  1. Goodman – Report on Keystone Coldwater Conference.

On Going

6:20 –
  1. Armstrong, Walker & Findlay – Green Business Award - Update.
  2. Walker & Goodman – PA Turnpike Sound Walls – Update.
  3. Goodman – Adelphia Gateway Project (pipeline) - Update. DRC & WRHT have petitioned for re-hearing.
  4. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project - Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm Park. Signs.
  5. Maany – Clean-up Charlestown activities. Earth Day. Saturday, April 18 scheduled (25th is rain date). Suggestion from Andy Motel was a vine day in Brightside & Charlestown Parks.
  6. All: Community Education series future suggestions (numbered) – Select Spring topic and date.
    1. Native vs Invasive plants: Foraging and cooking (Laurie Hayes – 5/11 or 19?).
    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).
  7. Armstrong & Goodman – update on Charlestown riparian buffer ordinances and consistency with State Code. Update.
  8. Findlay and Meg Solomon– More effective & trackable ways to use our volunteer lists. Enhance our presence on the Twp. website. Mission Statement
  9. Assign township newsletter articles for April 15 deadline.
  10. DCNR Pollinator Habitat program-Project Wingspan – Brightside Farm Park – application.
  11. Goodman & Walker - Inventory for township owned property? What should that look like? Coordinate with BoS, PC, P&R – others?
Highlighted items are to get at least 15 minutes of discussion.
7:40p –

Other Updates.

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

For our Next Meeting: