Uwchlan Township continues our commitment to move toward greater environmental sustainability with the launch of the #SustainableUwchlan campaign (Kim Doan, Supervisor, pictured left). In April, the Board of Supervisors passed a resolution encouraging Township businesses and residents to reduce the use of singe-use plastic bags and straws. This resolution follows a commitment by the township to move toward renewable energy with the "Ready for 100" resolution passed during the February Board of Supervisors meeting. The EAC has since created a series of sustainable programs and events throughout 2019.
"Uwchlan Township is fortunate to have actively engaged citizens who care a lot about their community and are willing to dedicate their time and expertise to help the township tackle various environmental issues. I am proud to support the work of our EAC volunteers, which will help put our community on a path toward a cleaner environment and a more sustainable future."-Vice Chairperson Board of Supervisor Mayme Bauman.
The Township's #SustainableUwchlan campaign includes the launch of an Environmental Stewards program. This is a family friendly passport activity created for area families as a fun way to learn more about our environment and encourage environmental stewardship among residents of all ages. Participants are invited to complete environmental tasks and activities throughout 2019 to earn recognition in the fall as an Honorary Environmental Steward of Uwchlan Township.
The EAC also hosted a community event at the Township campus on April 17th featuring Kendra McMillin, Forest Health Program Specialist with the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Kendra spoke with residents and answering questions about the Emerald Ash Borer and Spotted Lanternfly. On May 11th, a Sustainable Uwchlan Open House was held outdoors at the township building. This event provided an opportunity for residents to learn about local environmental initiatives and provide information on a variety of topics such as recycling, native gardening, and renewable energy. More information on these events can be found on www.uwchlan.com and stay tuned for future events throughout the rest of the year.
On April 27th, Uwchlan Township residents participated in the seventh annual Brookwood-area Earth Day trash pickup. Cleanup efforts were focused along Fillman Road, and portions of Peck Road and Dowlin Forge Road.
The Township continues to be in a pattern of higher than normal rainfall amounts. As of June, the Township has received approximately 35 inches of rain, with 45 inches being about normal for the entire year. See the below tips from the Chester County Water Resources Authority on ways to reduce stormwater impacts on your property.
Disconnect your rain gutters (downspouts) from impervious surfaces (such as driveways and sidewalks) and direct the flow to grassed areas or into infiltration beds (dry wells).
Install a rain barrel and use the collected rainwater for watering flowers and gardens.
Allow a buffer of native grasses and other vegetation to grow along streams, ponds, or wetlands. This will filter pollutants, protect the stream channel and bank from erosion, and provide better habitat for aquatic based animals.
Convert small low-lying areas into rain gardens. These can consist of small gardens of water tolerant plants and bushes that will help retain and infiltrate runoff.
For more information and tips for reducing stormwater impacts, visit the Chester County Water Resource Authority website.
Paving scams are a common crime that occur in residential areas. Once the weather breaks, homeowners are anxious to make repairs to damage that has happened over the harsh winter months. We see an increase in home improvement fraud and related deceptive business practices. The suspect approaches the homeowner and will entice them with a sales pitch. The pitch usually involves the suspect saying he has "extra product" that he needs to get rid of and would be glad to do your driveway for a "reduced price." We have seen that the "product" is of poor quality and at times, can even damage your existing driveway. Here are a few tips to help you avoid being a victim of this type of crime:
Looking for a fun adventure this summer? Why not take a hike or ride on one of the many trails Uwchlan Township and Chester County have to offer! The Township has launched an interactive map showing the location of all of the trails and sidewalks in Uwchlan Township. See the map below of Click Here to view the map on the Township website.
Uwchlan Township Community Day is a family-friendly event for all ages, hosting great food, rides and vendors. The celebration ends with a fantastic fireworks display. Uwchlan Township day is held at Lionville Park and starts at 4PM on July 13th, 2019...Did we mention there will be fireworks?
|July 4, 2019||Township Offices Closed||All Day (Holiday)|
|July 5, 2019||Township Offices Closed||All Day (Holiday)|
|July 10, 2019||Planning Commission||7:30 PM|
|July 11, 2019||Historical Commission||7:30 PM|
|July 11, 2019||Historic Lionville Walking Tour||5:30 PM|
|July 13, 2019||Veterans Memorial Ceremony||10:00 AM|
|July 13, 2019||Uwchlan Township Community Day||4:00 PM|
|July 13, 2019||Yard Waste Pickup||6:00 AM|
|July 15, 2019||Board of Supervisors Meeting||7:30 PM|
|July 17, 2019||Environmental Advisory Council||6:30 PM|
|July 27, 2019||Yard Waste Pickup||6:00 AM|
|Augst 1, 2019||Sewer/Trash Bill Due||All Day|
|August 7, 2019||Planning Commission||7:30 PM|
|August 8, 2019||Historical Commission||7:30 PM|
|August 10, 2019||Yard Waste Pickup||6:00 AM|
|August 12, 2019||Board of Supervisors||7:30 PM|
|August 15, 2019||Environmental Advisory Council Workshop||6:30 PM|
|August 24, 2019||Yard Waste Pickup||6:00 AM|
|September 2, 2019||Labor Day (Township Offices Closed)||All Day|
|September 4, 2019||Planning Commission||7:30 PM|
|September 9, 2019||Board of Supervisors||7:30 PM|
|September 9, 2019||Park and Recreation Committee||7:30 PM|
|September 12, 2019||Historical Commission||7:30 PM|
|September 14, 2019||Yard Waste Pickup||6:00 AM|
|September 18, 2019||Environmental Advisory Council||6:30 PM|
|September 19, 2019||Comprehensive Plan Committee||3:00 PM|
|September 28, 2019||Yard Waste Pickup||6:00 AM|
PECO Outage Hotline: 215-841-4141
PA DOT Maintenance: 484-340-3201
Chester County SPCA: 610-269-5515
Chester County Health Department: 610-344-6225