We All Live Upstream – Conservancy Board Event




Presentation Title: WE ALL LIVE UPSTREAM

What: East Goshen Township Conservancy Board’s Spring Open Educational Workshop I

When: Thursday evening April 18, 2024, 7:00 PM

Duration: approximately 90 minutes

Where:           East Goshen Township Building

1580 Paoli Pike – 2nd Floor

West Chester, PA 19380-6199

Note: There is plenty of parking at the Township Building

Who: The presentation is open to all folks living/working/traversing the township concerned about the health and quality of our lands and streams.

Content: Ridley Creek and Chester Creek are the two main waterways in East Goshen Township; there are numerous smaller branch creeks and runs feeding into Ridley and Chester Creeks. The health of these bodies of water are in question due to runoff and elevated water temperatures. Wildlife can be enhanced. Stakeholders can have a significant impact on improving the stream quality. Specific topics to be addressed include: 1. Reducing storm water runoff….no matter how far a property or road is from a waterway, there are impacts like chemical runoff and higher temperature runoff, 2. Reducing water pollution…lawn fertilizer, weed killer, insecticides, typically need to be managed in terms of how and when they are applied and what steps can be taken to mitigate stream exposure to these compounds before they reach our streams, 3. Thoughts about conserving water, rain barrels, rain gardens. 4. Choosing native plants and what is the current status of invasive species and what to do with them and what about riparian buffers (why not to manicure a lawn to the streams edge). Attendees will get the latest information about Watershed Friendly Property Certification as offered by the Penn State Extension.

Presenters: Peg and Tom Freise, Master Gardeners/Master Watershed Stewards, Penn State Extension Chester County

No RSVP required. No charges. Any questions, call Dan Flynn, East Goshen Conservancy Board, 484-459-1718