Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

October 11, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Meeting at Great Valley Middle School
Chorale Room, Room 154


Review of Minutes and approval

7:05 –

Goals, Projects, and Tasks

Place Holders:

  1. All – Reminder of EAC-initiated projects for next 6+ months: By-Laws, Brightside Farm Riparian Buffer Planting, Deerfield Riparian Buffer, Stream Naming (un-named tributaries), PA Turnpike Sound Wall Group, Charlestown Park Native Trees, Education Series.
  2. Notices:
7:15 –


  1. 2022 Budget requests for final review and vote.
  2. Election Day (11/2/21) EAC table and volunteers.
  3. Need for EAC member and associate members.
  4. Request from Esther Underhill to organize volunteers to remove invasive plant species from Brightside Farm Park.
  5. EAC plans for 2022.

On Going

  1. Pesticide ordinances for Charlestown: Maany update, and Richardson.
  2. Comments on Jenkins property development, invited by land planner, Kelsey Stanton: all EAC members.
  3. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project - Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm Park. Ailanthus tree removal. – Update.
  4. All: Community Education series future suggestions (lettered) –
    1. The Streams of Charlestown and Fishing in Charlestown – need new title – Fall of 2021 (Goodman). Late October - tentative.
    2. Watershed-Friendly Property Certification program (Armstrong).
    3. Wild Neighbors: Loving, protecting, and peaceful coexisting with wildlife (Phila Metro Wildlife Center);
    4. Tour of invasive plant species
    5. Waste: Hazardous, Industrial & Medical
    6. Tree Identification: Can provide a webinar in months of dormant trees, or a walk during growing season: Richardson, get commitment for spring 2022.
  5. Solomon – Nature News: (Jan., Apr., Jul. & Oct.) Update. Need Oct topic.
  6. Township newsletter articles (1/15, 4/15, 7/15, & 10/15).
    1. Ways to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Armstrong, to include information on electricity monetary savings from trees, and Ways to Save Energy (Georgetown Univ.)–
  7. Armstrong, Goodman & Walker – status of Charlestown riparian buffer survey of potential sites.
  8. Tabled until Goodman return: Armstrong, Goodman & Solomon - EAC Bylaws – Committee update on progress, request for EAC members to submit to the committee the by-laws of interest to our EAC.
  9. Goodman, Armstrong & Maany. Beautification of basins along Route 29 near Turnpike – Charlie Philips lead.
8:50p –

For our Next Meeting: November 08, 2021