Charlestown Township
Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)
May 13, 2020 at Via WEBEX, Malvern, PA
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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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
    • Charlestown Day – September 26


  1. Goodman – Buckeye Pipeline exposed in Pickering. Reported to Dan Wright 4/23/20.
  2. Goodman – Turnpike maintenance facility to go in on south side of turnpike between Valley Hill and Yellow Springs. Access off of Yellow Springs.
6:15 –

On Going

  1. Armstrong, Walker, Maany & Findlay – Green Business Award – Update.
  2. Walker & Goodman – PA Turnpike Sound Walls – Update.
  3. Goodman – Adelphia Gateway Project (pipeline) – Update. FERC denied petitions for rehearing. DRN filed suit Penn East connection with Adelphia
  4. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project – Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm Park. Extend project to NE following stream. Anonymous donors.
  5. All: Community Education series future suggestions (numbered) –

    Spring Topic: Postponed until fall. “Trees as your friend” presented by Lori M. Hayes, Director of Urban Forestry Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Lori Hayes

    1. Native vs Invasive plants: Foraging and cooking.
    2. Reducing waste: Composting and Recycling (Meg Solomon),
    3. Wild Neighbors: Loving, protecting, and peaceful coexisting with wildlife (Phila. Metro Wildlife Center);
    4. Stormwater runoff and wells on private property (Nesspor);
    5. Management of streams on private property (Goodman).
    6. Consider adding a Webinar (Armstrong).
  6. Armstrong, Goodman & Walker – update on Charlestown riparian buffer ordinances and consistency with State Code. Update.
  7. Findlay and Solomon – More effective & trackable ways to use our volunteer lists. Enhance our presence on the Twp. website.
  8. Assign township newsletter articles for July 15 deadline.
  9. Armstrong – DCNR Pollinator Habitat program-Project Wingspan – Brightside Farm Park – application. Seed purchase update.
  10. Goodman & Walker – Inventory for township owned property.
  11. Armstrong, Maany & Goodman – letter of support for the Playhouse raingarden grant application. Met with Allegra Churchill on site in rain.
7:40p –

Other Updates.

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

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