Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

April 11, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Meeting at Great Valley Middle School
Chorale Room, Room 154


Review of Minutes and approval

7:00 –

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, Honorary Persimmon planting (Estes).
  2. Notices: Next Weed Warrior session is June 4 at Pickering Trail.
7:10 –


  1. Vote on EAC recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for Alternate Member status for Stephanie Yocum.
  2. Discussion of Charlestown tree and forest ordinances with Kate Clark, Community Planner for ChesC Planning Comm.
  3. EAC Minute format – Solomon.
  4. Earth Day: Assignments from Csete
  5. Greene-Marks Subdivision off Howell Road – Jill Beyer, abutting downslope property. Date of Planning Commission review to be decided. Review of discussion at Board of Supervisor meeting on 4/4/22 – Armstrong
  6. Pollinator Week - Richardson

On Going

  1. Richardson: Tree I.D. program; last preparations – Walker and Solomon.
  2. Recruitment of EAC member and associate members – where do we want it posted, and how often? Should we have a table at Primary Day for recruitment on 5/17/22.
  3. Weed Warrior program – invasive plant species weeding. Armstrong and Beyer update
  4. Schedule installation of interpretive sign.
  5. Schedule tree planting to honor Estes’ service.
  6. Natural Resources protective ordinances (trees and others) request per PC & Thomas Comitta Assoc. – Goodman and Armstrong update.
  7. New pre-registration systems considered for EAC presentations. – Walker and Solomon.
  8. Bird Town application - Goodman
  9. Township newsletter articles (1/15,4/15,7/15, &10/15). I.D. some of the spectacular creatures that live here Kestrel, Dobson Fly, Piliated woodpecker, bats (Maany)
  10. Open Land Conservancy Kendig family site donated, across from Jenkins property. Comments from P&R and PC will be handled through EAC, who will work with Ray Clarke of OLC – Goodman and Armstrong. Need to compile questions from Charlestown to bring to OLC
  11. Friends of website – Solomon update.
  12. All: Community Education series future suggestions (lettered) –
    1. Watershed-Friendly Property Certification program (Armstrong).
    2. Wild Neighbors: Loving, protecting, and peaceful coexisting with wildlife (Phila Metro Wildlife Center);
    3. Tour of invasive plant species
    4. Waste: Hazardous, Industrial & Medical
    5. Tree Identification: Will Ryan, Ecologist, April 30, 2022, Jenkins property has been approved by township as site for tree id walk.
  13. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project - Pigeon Run on Brightside Farm Park. Ailanthus tree removal. – Updates.
  14. Armstrong, Goodman & Walker – status of Charlestown riparian buffer survey of potential sites.
  15. Goodman, Armstrong & Maany. Devault Basin Beautification Project along Route 29 near Turnpike – Charlie Philips lead. Meeting planned for March 1, 7pm, Rm 154 Middle School. All welcome.

Other Updates.

  • Township Manager:
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Planning Commission
  • Historical Commission
8:50p –
For our next meeting: May 9, 2022 Regular monthly meeting