Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

September 11, 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. 2024 EAC budget planning
  2. Charlestown Day EAC table
  3. EAC membership

On Going

  1. WeConservePA will have its fall EAC Gathering in West Chester on Oct. 21: info and registration
  2. Storage space for EAC materials in township building – update Yocum.
  3. 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.
  4. PA Dept. of Transportation, EAC to adopt Charlestown Road: Walker. First clean up set up for September 16. Social media plan.
  5. Stream naming of unnamed headwater tributary at Charlestown Park: Update - Armstrong.
  6. Single use plastic bag/items ban: update Soundararajan
  7. Nature News (Jan., Apr., July., Oct.) – Solomon
  8. Battery collection program for Charlestown update – Armstrong.
  9. 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
  10. All: Community Education series future suggestions:
    1. Bird Town programs
    2. Tour of invasive plant species
    3. Watershed friendly property certification
  11. 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.
  12. Buckeye pipeline exposure after 7/25/23 storm.
8:50p –
Next meeting: October 9, 2023. Regular monthly meeting