Bushkill Township News
ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! The Bushkill Township Yard Waste will open for the season on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 7am. The hours will be Wednesday and Friday from 7am to 3pm and Saturday 8am to 12pm. Please be sure to have your permit with you when dropping off yard waste at the Township location. If you don't have one, please stop by the Municipal Office M-F 8am to 4pm and we will be happy help you. The following items are what WILL be accepted at the Township Yard Waste location: "NO COMMINGLED MATERIAL WILL BE ACCEPTED" pinecones, pine needles, branches (no more than four (4) inch in diameter and five (5) foot long) leaves, Yard vegatiation, flower and garden plants (free of dirt) Please remember that NO Grass clippings will be accepted at the Township Facility. Residents may drop off yard waste at the FRCA location, 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton,PA 18067. For more information on the FRCA please Click here
The Nazareth Library will be holding a Pet Parade Fundraiser on May 20th at 10am. Bring your furry friends for a Parade with the Nazareth Library. Registaration is required, and a fee of $10.00 to register each pet you wish to be in the Pet Parade! For more information please click here
Bushkill Township Recreation Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Bushkill Township Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
ATTENTION BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS: On February 13, 2023 the Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company placed a burn ban in effect for the entire Township of Bushkill. This is still currently in place. Please remember there is NO outdoor burning, this is to include firepits.
Bushkill Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be held on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 6:30pm. THE MEETING LOCATION HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THE BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP MEETING ROOM TO THE BUSHKILL TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Bushkill Township Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
The Penn State Master Gardeners will be presenting an education talk on “Landscaping with Native Plants and Homeowner’s Rights and Responsibilities” on April 10 at 6:30 PM. This event may be of interest to homeowners considering planting native plants on their property. For more information about this event and other events being offered by the Master Gardeners please click here
Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held at the Bushkill Township Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Planning Commission meeting will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 7:30pm. The meeting will be held in the Bushkill Township Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
The FRCA - First Regional Compost Authority, will have 2 days for the pick up of unlimited mulch at the FRCA Main site, 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton, PA 18067. For more information on the event please click here
Welcome To Bushkill Township
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)