Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

August 14, 2023
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Charlestown Township Office
11 General Warren Blvd. Suite 1
Malvern, PA 19355


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); Earth Day; Charlestown Bird Town; Battery Recycling Program, Education Series, New developments for review, EAC website on where residents can dispose of household items; Friends of; Weed Warriors; Kendig and Jenkins conservation parks-Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grant; synthetic turf fields in Charlestown; ChesCo planning natural resources maps:
7:15 –


  1. Model ordinance to regulate distribution centers.
  2. Changes to NOAA’s Atlas of precipitation standards and flood events will be updated and released in 2027 as Atlas 15 (Atlas 14 used data through 2011). Flood event frequencies are expected to greatly increase. See background next page.
  3. WeConservePA will have its fall EAC Gathering in West Chester on Oct. 21: info and registration

On Going

  1. Storage space for EAC materials in township building – update Yocum.
  2. Riparian tree planting proposed for Pickering Creek – Landowner Letter of Commitment signed and sent by BoS, status of vegetation control by Buckeye (Chris Scheid) – on hold.
  3. PA Dept. of Transportation, EAC to adopt Charlestown Road: Walker. First clean up set up for September 16. Social media plan.
  4. Stream naming of unnamed headwater tributary at Charlestown Park: Update - Armstrong.
  5. Single use plastic bag/items ban: update Soundararajan
  6. Nature News (Jan., Apr., July., Oct.) – Solomon
  7. Battery collection program for Charlestown update – Armstrong.
  8. Township newsletter articles due dates (1/15, 4/15, 7/15, & 10/15): Program to give incentives to residents to remove invasive species from their properties with a notice in newsletter with a list of invasive species for removal: Update – Solomon, Richardson
  9. All: Community Education series future suggestions:
    1. Bird Town programs
    2. Tour of invasive plant species
    3. Watershed friendly property certification
  10. Riparian buffer maintenance: Update – mowing of lanes between trees and shrubs in riparian field below community garden planned for late winter, increasing access of public to fruit trees.
  11. Buckeye pipeline exposure after 7/25/23 storm.
8:50p –
Next meeting: September 11, 2023. Regular monthly meeting