Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

June 13, 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: 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:
7:10 –


  1. Litter Lifters – Invitation to register with Keep PA Beautiful to get materials, and invited by Beth Intoccia of West Vincent to consider adopting a road in Charlestown
  2. RES proposal for Brightside Farm Park, passed by township at 5/2/22 Board of Supervisors meeting. See email from Andy Motel.

On Going

  1. Charlestown Day planning. Suggestions: donations of environmental products, invite vendors who sell env’ly friendly products, Bartlett Tree donations, re-usable collapsible water bottles, pawpaws: Richardson
  2. Friends of website – on hold.
  3. Tree id walk: send out reference materials to registrants. Add registrants to EAC list.
  4. Weed Warrior program – invasive plant species weeding. Armstrong update
  5. Natural Resources protective ordinances (trees and others) request per PC & Thomas Comitta Assoc. – Goodman and Armstrong update.
  6. Bird Town application - Goodman
  7. Township newsletter articles (1/15, 4/15, 7/15, & 10/15). I.D. some of the spectacular creatures that live here Kestrel, Riparian wildlife (e.g., Dobson Fly) (Armstrong), Pileated woodpecker, bats (Maany)
  8. Open Land Conservancy Kendig family site donated, across from Jenkins property. Goodman update.
  9. All: Community Education series future suggestions:
    1. Watershed-Friendly Property Certification program (Armstrong) – October date?
    2. Wild Neighbors: Loving, protecting, and peaceful coexisting with wildlife (Phila Metro Wildlife Center) – month?
    3. Tour of invasive plant species
    4. Waste: Hazardous, Industrial & Medical
    5. Best conservation practices for equestrian settings in Charlestown (Green)
  10. Armstrong & Goodman – update on riparian buffer project. Ailanthus tree removal. – Updates.
  11. Armstrong, Goodman & Walker – status of Charlestown riparian buffer survey of potential sites.
  12. Goodman, Armstrong & Maany. Devault Basin Beautification Project along Route 29 near Turnpike – Update.

Other Updates.

  • Township Manager:
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Planning Commission
  • Historical Commission
8:50p –
For our next meeting: July 11, 2022 Regular monthly meeting