Summer 2019 Edition


Uwchlan Township e-Newsletter                                                                           Summer, 2019

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EAC Launches Sustainable Uwchlan Campaign

Kim Doan, Board of Supervisors

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.

TheEB9D8B30-374C-407B-ACD5-029E25969C8D 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.

Spring Clean-Up!

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.

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Water Water Everywhere...

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. 

iconfinder_icon-37-raindrop_315679Disconnect 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). 

iconfinder_icon-37-raindrop_315679Install a rain barrel and use the collected rainwater for watering flowers and gardens.

iconfinder_icon-37-raindrop_315679Allow 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. 

iconfinder_icon-37-raindrop_315679Convert 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.

Driveway Paving Scams

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:

Uwchlan Township Fire Marshall: Summer Tips from the National Fire Protection  Association

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Township Launches Interactive Trails Map

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.

2019 Community Day

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? 

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Spotting the Spotted Lanternfly

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

Date Event Time
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

Important Phone Numbers:

AQUA: 610-525-1400

PECO: 215-841-400

PECO Outage Hotline: 215-841-4141

PADOT: 484-340-3200

PA DOT Maintenance: 484-340-3201

Chester County SPCA: 610-269-5515

Chester County Health Department: 610-344-6225

Contact the Township

Address: 715 N. Ship Road Exton, PA 19341

Phone: (610) 363-9450

Fax:(610) 363-0518

Website: www.uwchlan.com


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