Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

November 14, 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, New developments for review, Friends of website; Weed Warriors; Kendig and Jenkins conservation parks.
  2. Notices:
7:10 –


On Going

  1. Invitation from WeConservePA for general assistance, training, facilitating connections, information sharing among EACs to join Southeastern PA Single Use Plastics Coalition – meetings to discuss bans on plastic bags – chaired by Richard Metz. Provides FAQs, ordinance templates, survey designs, articles, and meeting minutes. Meets about every six weeks by zoom.
  2. Keep PA Beautiful, EAC to adopt Charlestown Road: awaiting budget decision by Board of Supervisors.
  3. Recruitment for EAC members.
  4. Tree protective SALDO ordinances reviewed by PC and BoS: Update: Passed at 11/5/22 BoS meeting.
  5. Bird Town application Goodman update.
  6. Mushpekat Creek naming (stream running in front of Great Valley Nature CenterP, submission to USGS: Goodman update: will be submitting the application this week.
  7. Battery collection program for residents of Charlestown – to be initiated in 2023 when new Township offices are open.
  8. RES proposal for Brightside Farm Park: Township stated public meeting with RES in December.
  9. Township newsletter articles (1/15, 4/15, 7/15, & 10/15).
  10. All: Community Education series future suggestions:
    1. Watershed-Friendly Property Certification program – for winter/spring webinar.
    2. Tour of invasive plant species
    3. Other?
  11. Riparian buffers at Brightside and Deerfield. Ailanthus a. survival, and white pine possible disease.
  12. Charlestown riparian buffer survey of potential sites. See ChesCo planning natural resources maps:
  13. See ChesCo conservation ordinances for consideration for Charlestown climate planning:
  14. Devault Basin Beautification Project along Route 29 near Turnpike – Update.

Other Updates.

  • Township Manager:
  • Parks & Recreation: Update from Armstrong
  • Board of Supervisors:
  • Planning Commission:
  • Historical Commission:
8:50p –
Next meeting: December 12, 2022. Regular monthly meeting