Charlestown Township
Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)
November 11, 2020 at Via WEBEX, Malvern, PA
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Remote Public Meeting via Cisco Webex


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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
    • none


  1. Potential new EAC member – Esther Estes
6:15 –

On Going

  1. Goodman & Armstrong – Ailanthus trees along Horseshoe Trail.
  2. Armstrong, Walker & Maany – Green Business Award – Update.
  3. Walker & Goodman – PA Turnpike Sound Walls – Update.
  4. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project - Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm Park. Update.
  5. All: Community Education series future suggestions (numbered) –

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

    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. Management of streams on private property (Goodman).
    5. Consider adding Webinars (Armstrong). Penn State webinar series. Watershed Friendly Property partnership with Penn State Master Watershed project.
    6. Zoom platform purchase by township for education series recording.
  6. Armstrong, Goodman & Walker – update on Charlestown riparian buffer ordinances and consistency with State Code. Update.
  7. Solomon – Nature News: (Jan., Apr., Jul. & Oct.), Format, Approval by BoS. Next Edition, Final Topics, to be completed before holidays.
  8. Solomon – Email Volunteer List on Google drive.
  9. Goodman - Assign township newsletter articles (1/15, 4/15, 7/15, &10/15) for January15 deadline.
  10. Armstrong – Wildflower seed harvesting at Brightside with community involvement.
  11. Goodman & Walker – Inventory for township owned property.
  12. Walker, Armstrong & Goodman - PA Turnpike New Maintenance Facility – from Planning Commission – Discussion.
  13. Goodman - Deerfield Riparian Buffer Proposal.
7:40p –

Other Updates.

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

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