Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

February 12, 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:


On Going

  1. EAC membership
  2. EAC logo.
  3. Charlestown township composting - update: Solomon
  4. Adoption of Charlestown Road for PennDOT – update: Walker
  5. Single use plastic bag/items ban – update. Data from NY on reduced costs for businesses.
  6. WeConservePA statewide EAC conference 2/24/24 – EAC (Armstrong) will present on our battery program.
  7. Nature News (Jan., Apr., July., Oct.) – Solomon
  8. Tour of invasive plant species for the spring - Discussion
  9. Bird Town program – update. Motel suggestion for presentation by PA Audubon on woodpeckers.
  10. Parks for a Sustainable Future proposal: – update: Armstrong
  11. Township newsletter articles due dates (1/15, 4/15, 7/15, & 10/15)
  12. Riparian buffer maintenance: Updates – Phase I was completely mowed and cleared; need plan for early summer clearing of pathways to fruiting trees, and maintenance of Phase II.
  13. Review of PA Outdoor Corps to help with invasive removal in riparian zone of Brightside Park; No adult teams available to Charlestown for 2024: Armstrong update. Discussion of request for a consultant to dig out invasives.
  14. Battery collection program for Charlestown – update: Armstrong.
  15. Information for PC on increasing stream temperature: Armstrong
8:55p –
Next meeting: March 11, 2024. Regular monthly meeting