AGENDA

Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

March 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
    • EAC Network Conference, April 10th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Virtual put on by WeConservePA (formerly PA Land Trust Alliance)

New:

  1. Discuss moving meetings until Monday – Veda
  2. Update of Northern Chester County EAC’s meeting held Feb. 24th …
7:15 –
8:40

On Going

  1. Earth Day – What is the EAC going to do to support Twp plans. (scheduled: 4/10 - alt. 4/17). Suggested: nature walks: wildflowers, invasives, Cleanups: Cold Stream Road, Howell Road, Valley Hill Road, Brightside Park…
  2. Brought Forward: Discussion of Park & Rec issues:
    1. use of herbicides. Ashlee furnished doc.
    2. Daniel Stoudt development tree replacement – update
    3. Jenkins Property plan – 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. Reducing waste: “Kitchen Composting and Recycling Made Easy” webinar, 4/19 @ 7:00 p.m. (Meg Solomon),
    2. The Streams of Charlestown – Fall of 2021 (Goodman).
    3. Watershed-Friendly Property Certification program (Armstrong) – Update.
    4. Wild Neighbors: Loving, protecting, and peaceful coexisting with wildlife (Phila Metro Wildlife Center);
    5. Native vs. Invasive plants: Foraging and cooking. (Christy ??) Carol knows her.
    6. More ideas…
  6. Armstrong, Goodman & Walker – status of Charlestown riparian buffers and survey.
  7. Solomon – Nature News: (Jan., Apr., Jul. & Oct.) Need topic and a writer to help Meg…
  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 – Wingspan pollinator program – Update.
  14. Richardson – Pollinator program.
  15. Estes – Milkweeds mowed, best place to plant seeds, how to protect them (? Signage), discussion with Alex the farm manager, etc. –
  16. Cross-municipal EAC campaign to reduce lawns and to plant pollinator plants. The “Honey I Shrank My Lawn” talk by Richardson
  17. General Discussion – EAC By-Laws – amendment for 2 alternate members moving forward with BoS.
  18. Armstrong, Walker & Maany – Green Business Award – ON HOLD.
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