Charlestown Township
Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)
December 9, 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 – Sharon Richardson and Bethany Asplundh
  2. Northern Chester County EAC meeting – February 2021
  3. Approve Moving meeting platform from Webex to Zoom
6:15 –

On Going

  1. Armstrong, Walker & Maany – Green Business Award – Update.
  2. Goodman - Deerfield Riparian Buffer Proposal
  3. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project - Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm Park. Update.
  4. 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 a Webinar (Armstrong).
  5. Armstrong, Goodman & Walker – update on Charlestown riparian buffer ordinances and consistency with State Code.
  6. Solomon – Nature News: (Jan., Apr., Jul. & Oct.), Format, Approval.
  7. Goodman – township newsletter articles (1/15, 4/15, 7/15, &10/15) for January 15 deadline.
  8. Armstrong – Wildflower seed harvesting and planting at Brightside with community involvement. Status of mowing in Phase 1 Tree Buffer.
  9. Goodman & Walker – Inventory for township owned property.
  10. Walker, Armstrong & Goodman – PA Turnpike New Maintenance Facility – from Planning Commission – Discussion.
  11. Goodman & Armstrong – Ailanthus trees along Horseshoe Trail.
  12. Walker & Goodman – PA Turnpike Sound Walls – Update.
  13. Armstrong – Update on resident education approach to developing better watershed protection stewardship and knowledge: Watershed-Friendly Property Certification program and notifications of Penn State Ext. environmental protection webinar series.
7:40p –

Other Updates.

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

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