Bushkill Township News
Bushkill Township would like to invite the public to attend the Ribbon Cutting of the Ballas Park on Thursday, May 24th at 2:30pm. If you plan to attend an RSVP is required. For more information (Click here)

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! The Yard Waste Facility Collection Site has reopened. The hours will be as follows, Monday thru Friday 7am to 3pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! The Bushkill Township Tax Office will be closed from Thursday, May 17, 2018 and will reopen on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! The Bridge on Knauss Road is scheduled to be replaced. There will be a DETOUR in affect from May 11, 2018 until approximately June 13, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the detour please contact Timothy Kramer,

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! The 2018 Clean-up Day will be held rain or shine on Friday, May 11 from 8am to 3pm and on Saturday, May 12th from 7am to 12pm for township residents. Bushkill Township has hosted an annual Clean-up Day for residents for several years. In the past it had been held at a location outside of the Township. As a convenience to our residents, the location was changed to within the Township and is now at the Lucas Lane Recreation Field Parking Lot. The following is a small list of items that will be accepted: White Goods ~ Metal Goods ~ General Trash ~ Wood Materials ~ Tires (will be accepted for a fee). Items NOT Accepted:Paint, Batteries, Chemicals (of any kind), Electronics (of any kind), Appliances containing Freon (e.g. Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, and Dehumidifiers). If you have questions regarding Clean-up Day, please feel free to contact the office staff at 610.759.1250.

James Henry (1809-1895), who wrote Pennsylvania’s first bill to protect and restore the Commonwealth’s streamside forests and water quality; actively lobbied the State House and Senate to support the bill in Harrisburg; and petitioned the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, the American Forestry Congress in Boston, and the USDA Forestry Division in Washington to support and advocate for schools of forestry in the nation’s colleges and universities. And all this as an active volunteer and engaged citizen, while managing the Boulton Gun Works with his family. For more information of James Henry (Click here)

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) understands the sever damage and disruption that flooding can cause to residents, businesses and municpal government, ad the importance of prevention when possible, and rapid recovery when necessary. DEP strives to assist Pennsylvania commnities by ensuring that stream work is done in an enviromnetally responsible manner, and in a way that reduced the likelihood of future problems.For more information (Click here)

Northampton County is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Click here)

Northampton County is sponsoring five mobile electronics collection events throughout the County in 2018. The collection events will run from 9am-12pm. All Northampton County residents can participate in the Electronics Collection Events. (Click here)

The Bushkill Township Public Works Department will be picking up Christmas Trees on the following dates (Weather Permitting): 01/11/2018, 01/12/2018, 01/18/2018, 01/19/2018, 01/25/2018 and 01/26/2018. Trees must be free of all decorations and cannot be in a tree carrier (plastic bag). Trees will be collected from the end of the driveway and taken to the FRCA for recycling. If you are unable to have your tree out for pick up, it may be dropped off at the Public Works Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 3 pm, located at 897 Clearfield Road, Nazareth, PA. Should you have questions please contact the Road Supervisor at 610-759-2758.

Snow plowing on all township roads begins after 2 inches of snow has fallen. If an accumulation of snow is in the forecast, be on the safe side and remove your cars from the street. Anytime snow plows are dispatched during a snowstorm, parking is prohibited on all township roads except in areas where no off-street parking is available. In those areas without off-street parking, all motor vehicles shall be parked on the even address side of the street on even numbered calendar days, and on the odd address side on odd numbered calendar days. Please do not park in cul-de-sacs during snowstorms. Any vehicles parked on the street during a snowstorm may be towed and fined. The Township’s snow removal procedure calls for snow emergency routes to be salted first. This is to ensure that all developments can be accessed by emergency vehicles (fire, police and ambulance). During heavier snowstorms, snow emergency roads will be completely cleared prior to equipment starting to plow secondary roads. Should you have a non-medical emergency during a snowstorm, please contact the Bushkill Township Police Department at 610.759.2200. For medical emergencies, please dial 911.

RESIDENTS: Please be advised that any installation within the Township road rights-of-way, including mailboxes and parked cars, are placed solely at the owner’s risk. Also, Bushkill Township does not repair or replace any mailboxes or posts damaged by snowplowing operations. Residents are reminded that snow being discharged from a plow truck can generate enough force to knock down unsecured posts and mailboxes. Any questions may be directed to the Township Manager at

Master Watershed Stewards volunteer in the community to improve the health of our streams, rivers and other natural resources. For more information (Click here)

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! The Jacobsburg Bridge will be closed as of October 24, 2017 with an approximate completion date by April 30, 2018. The Detour will be from Belfast Road south on Jacobsburg Road to Filetown Road east, and then north on Sullivan Trail. Any questions can be directed to Baseline Contracting (610)799-5859.

For information on the Spotted Lantern Fly (Click here)

Please take time to read the following earned income tax (EIT) information carefully. This information was compiled in an effort to answer most of the commonly asked questions regarding delinquent EIT. (Click here)

Bushkill Township Commemorative Coffee Mugs are on sale now. For more information (Click here)

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! Please be advised that the Kromer Road Bridge over 33 in Plainfield Township will be closed, the long term detour will be put in place on February 27, 2017. The detour will be from Kromer Road north on Jacobsburg Road to Route 512 North and then South on Sullivan Trail. At this time the completion date is set for May 2018.

Bushkill Township is located in northcentral Northampton County. Until formation on August 13, 1813, the land area of Bushkill Township was part of its parent municipality, Plainfield Township. Before that time, the area of Bushkill Township was often referred to as "The Plains." On the north the Township is bordered by the Blue Mountain and Monroe County, with the Appalachian Trail running all along the summit of Blue Mountain. Plainfield Township and the Borough of Wind Gap border in the northeast, with Plainfield Township extending along the east to the Borough of Stockertown at the southeastern corner. The lengthy western border is with Moore Township, and the shorter southern border is with Upper Nazareth Township, just north of the Borough of Nazareth. The Township is approximately 25 square miles and has over 55 miles of municipal roadways.

Bushkill Creek, a High Quality-Cold Water Fishery, bisects the Township from the northwest to the southeast, and was once the source of power for numerous mills found within the Township and downstream. Sobers Run, an Exceptional

Value stream, is entirely within Bushkill Township and was an important source of water for farms and mills along its course to the Bushkill Creek. Both streams support native and wild reproducing trout populations, and both exhibit beautiful wooded greenways, which in recent years have become a focal point for land preservation within the Township. Many greenway areas now contain public trails and select properties have been opened for public fishing; all accomplished through the Township's Open Space Program and various funding partners. (more info)

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