AGENDA

Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

February 8, 2021 at Via Zoom, Malvern, PA
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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7:05

Review of Minutes and approval

7:05 –
7:15

Goals, Projects, and Tasks

Place Holders:

  1. All – Reminder of EAC-initiated projects for next 6+ months: Brightside Farm Riparian Buffer Planting, Deerfield Riparian Buffer, Stream Naming (un-named tributaries), Green Business Award, PA Turnpike Sound Wall Group, Charlestown Park Native Trees, Education Series.
  2. Notices
    • New member interest: Lisa Mailey (friend of Veda)

New:

  1. April – Earth Day – What is the EAC going to do to support Twp plans. (4/10 alt. 4/17)
  2. Other dates: Richardson: Earth Day – 4/22, Arbor Day – 4/30 & National Pollinator Week – 6/21 - 27. Some other dates Pete saw posted: World Water Day 3/22, Nat’l Drinking Water Week 5/3 – 9 & World Rivers Day 9/27.
7:15 –
8:40

On Going

  1. Discussion of Park & Rec issues: use of herbicides, Erosion of the Pickering Creek, Danial Stoudt development tree replacement, Jenkin Tract park.
  2. Armstrong, Walker & Maany – Green Business Award – Update.
  3. Goodman – Deerfield Riparian Buffer – Update.
  4. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project – Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm Park. Ailanthus tree removal. – Update.
  5. All: Community Education series future suggestions (numbered) –

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

    1. Native vs. Invasive plants: Foraging and cooking. (Christy ??) Carol knows her.
    2. Reducing waste: “Kitchen Composting and Recycling Made Easy” webinar, 4/19 @ 7:00 p.m. (Meg Solomon),
    3. Wild Neighbors: Loving, protecting, and peaceful coexisting with wildlife (Phila Metro Wildlife Center);
    4. The Streams of Charlestown – Fall of 2021 (Goodman).
    5. More ideas…
  6. Armstrong, Goodman & Walker – status of Charlestown riparian buffers and survey.
  7. Solomon – Nature News: (Jan., Apr., Jul. & Oct.)
  8. Goodman – township newsletter articles (1/15, 4/15, 7/15, & 10/15) for April 15 deadline.
  9. Armstrong & Maany – Wildflower seed planting (harvested and purchased) at Brightside.
  10. Goodman & Walker – Inventory for township owned property.
  11. Goodman – Ailanthus trees along Horseshoe Trail.
  12. Walker & Goodman – PA Turnpike Sound Walls – Update.
  13. Armstrong – Watershed-Friendly Property Certification program – Update.
  14. Richardson – Pollinator program.
  15. General Discussion – EAC By-Laws – amendment for 2 alternate members moving forward with BoS
  16. Armstrong – Wingspan pollinator program – Update.
8:40p –
8:50p

Other Updates.

  • Township Manager:
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Board of Supervisors – Congratulations Esther Estes on Tax Collector appointment
  • Planning Commission
  • Historical Commission
8:50p –
9:00p

For our Next Meeting:

Adjourn