Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

January 8, 2024
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

7:30 –

Goals, Projects, and Tasks

Place Holders:

  • All - Reminder of EAC-initiated projects for next 6+ months: Brightside Farm Riparian Buffer Planting, Deerfield Riparian Buffer; Earth Day; Charlestown Bird Town; Battery Recycling Program; Education Series; EAC adoption of Charlestown road for biannual cleanups; New developments for review; EAC website on where residents can dispose of household items; Friends of; Kendig and Jenkins conservation parks-Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grant; synthetic turf fields in Charlestown; ChesCo planning natural resources maps:


  1. Presentation (Zoom) by Rika Gopinath, Beyond Pesticides Community Policy and Action Manager, during 1/8/24 Regular EAC Meeting on the Parks for a Sustainable Future Program. Zoom link:
  2. Information on increasing stream temperature for Planning Commission

On Going

  1. EAC membership
  2. Charlestown township composting – update: Solomon
  3. Adoption of Charlestown Road for PennDOT – update: Walker
  4. Single use plastic bag/items ban – update: Soundararajan
  5. WeConservePA statewide conference – update.
  6. Nature News (Jan., Apr., July., Oct.) – Solomon
  7. Tour of invasive plant species for the spring
  8. Bird Town program – update: Goodman
  9. Parks for a Sustainable Future proposal: Initial proposed sites and application, presentation by Program on 1/8/24 – update: Armstrong
  10. Township newsletter articles due dates (1/15, 4/15, 7/15, & 10/15)
    1. Watershed friendly property certification – Armstrong
  11. Riparian buffer maintenance: Updates – Phase 2 caging and maintenance; mowing of lanes between trees and shrubs in riparian field below community garden planned for late winter, increasing access of public to fruit trees, review of buffer by ChesCo Conservation District on 1/22/24.
  12. Review of PA Outdoor Corps to help with invasive removal in riparian zone of Brightside Park
  13. Battery collection program for Charlestown – update: Armstrong.
8:55p –
Next meeting: February 12, 2024. Regular monthly meeting