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Bushkill Township News
The Bushkill Township Environmental Advisory Council currently meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. As of June 14, 2018 the EAC will begin meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! This letter is to advise you of road work that will be occurring on Fehr Road. The Bushkill Township Public Works Department will begin milling Fehr Road on Monday, June 11, 2018 and will continue through Friday, June 15, 2018. The Public Works Department will begin paving Fehr Road on Monday, June 18, 2018 and will continue through Friday, June 22, 2018. During this time, Fehr Road will be open for residents of Fehr Road and Brookside Lane as well as local deliveries only. Please keep in mind that while our Public Works Department strives to get the work completed in a timely manner, we may have to extend or delay the length of the project due to weather. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brian Harris at 610-759-1250 or via email at harr3271@bushkilltownship.com

The Nazareth Memorial Library will be holding a Community Health Fair on June 21, 2018. For more information (Click here)

A Musical Workshop and Performance by the Award Winning Musical Duo on June 12, 2018 at the Nazareth Memorial Library. For more information (Click here)

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 August 30, 2018. As of May 30, 2018 the utilities in the area are being moved. As soon as this work is completed, the contractor will be in to begin the bridge work. We apologize for the the inconvience and appreciate your patience. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the detour please contact Timothy Kramer, tkramer@gpinet.com

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! Northampton County is working with PA DCNR and the Bureau of Forestry, in conducting a Gypsy Moth suppression project in our area. 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

For information on the Spotted Lantern Fly (Click here)

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)

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 harr3271@bushkilltownship.com

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

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



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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