TOWNSHIP TIDBIT:

Schwammer Thor —Swamp Door” the ancient name for a narrow pass between giant boulders on the Swamp Pike near Schaffer Road.

GOVERNMENT

Environmental Advisory Board


Meetings

2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 PM
2943 North Charlotte Street

Announcements

Scout Projects

If you are a part of a scout troop and interested in helping your community, please review the list of projects below and then email Jamie Gwynn at jgwynn@newhanover-pa.org. Please provide a timeline with your interest.

Picnic Tables

Community Park: Replace boards on 9 picnic tables
Hickory Park: 7 for inside the pool

Benches

Community Park: 2 regular benches, 8 for the hockey deck, 4 for the baseball
Hickory Park: 5
Pleasant Run: 3
Swamp Creek: 4

Bird Houses

Community: 4
Hickory: 4
Swamp Creek: 4

Planting Trees
Interpretive Signs  - this would be based on the different types of species at each park

Community Park

Frisbee Golf Course Map with rules

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Montgomery County is now part of the newly revised county-wide spotted lanternfly quarantine.  This affects your municipality even if spotted lanternfly hasn’t shown up yet.  You play a key role in educating your residents on this topic.  Please consider putting a news item about this in your local newsletter or on your municipal website.  You may also want to discuss eradication strategies with your parks or public works staff.  Some strategies, and their overall timing, are listed in the attached chart.  Although this is a bug that we’re still learning more about, destroying egg masses and Ailanthus trees at this time of year is a proactive strategy to take.  The spotted lanternfly has the potential to hugely impact not just our local agricultural economy, but the various goods that are shipped through (and out of) this area.

Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners
Spotted Lanternfly Management Timeline Chart

For more information on what to do if you’ve spotted bugs or eggs, visit
http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx.  And if you’re interested in receiving more information on this topic, please let me know.  I’m happy to pass it along as it’s released.

Quarantined counties: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill.


The quarantine press release is here: http://www.media.pa.gov/pages/Agriculture_details.aspx?newsid=616

Stormwater Management

Click here for our comprehensive page regarding stormwater management.

RELEVANT DOCUMENTS

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