Bushkill Township News
Representatives from Bushkill Township, Lower Nazareth, Upper Nazareth, Nazareth Borough, Bath Borough, Moore Township, Chapman Borough, Hanover Township (Northampton County), Stockertown and Tatamy Borough have been working alongside the Lehigh Valley Planning Commision since late 2018 to update the Nazareth Area Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan. Please click the link here
to read and review Final draft of the Nazareth Area Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan.
For the 2022-2023 Hunting Season, Bushkill Township will be handing out 100 permits to hunt Bushkill Township owned property enrolled in the PA Game Commission's Hunter Access Program. These permits will be distributed through a lottery system. Applications to enter the lottery will be accepted from July 1, 2022-July 20, 2022. Youth Hunters under the age of 16 do not need a permit to hunt the properties, but they MUST be accompanied by a permit holder when hunting Bushkill Township owned properties. Applications and other information pertaining to Bushkill Township's Hunter Access Program can be found here
. Permits will be drawn on August 1, 2022 and awardees will be notified by phone or email.
Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 6:00PM. The meeting will be held in the Recreation Complex Pavilion if the weather is nice, if it's raining the meeting will be held at the Municipal Building. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meeting will be held on Thursday 5/12/2022 at 6:00PM at the Bushkill Township Municipal Building. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meeting will be held on Thursday 4/14/2022 at 6:00PM at the Bushkill Township Municipal Building. To view the agenda please click here
It was brought to the Township's attention of incorrect information in the 2022 Newsletter printing: Bushkill Township Fire Department page, it states "Residents are encouraged to bring brush and branches up to 6 inches thick to the Bushkill Township Public Works Department" however, the max size that can be accepted is 4 inches ONLY. Also, there was picture used in conjunction with the Yard Waste information under Public Works that stated "loading of mulch and compost provided" that is an outdated picture and we no longer load mulch or compost due to liability. We apologize for the incorrect information and appreciate those who brought it to our attention. Happy Spring!!
Bushkill Township Clean Up Day will be at Lucas Lane parking lot on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 8am to 3pm and Saturday, May 21,2022 from 7am to 12pm. For more information please click here
Bushkill Township Yard Waste Facility will open on March 23, 2022. The facilty will be open on Wednesday 7am to 3pm, Friday 7am to 3pm and Saturday 8am to 12pm (Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather). A Township Employee is there to check permits, direct you to the correct bins. NO Commingled material will be accepted at the Township Facility (ALL brush and leaves must be separated) For more information please click here
FRCA Site will be open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each Month from 8am to 1pm, Wednesday and Friday 8am to 4pm. (Hours are subject to change due to staffing and inclement weather) IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective April 15, 2022 through October 1, 2022, The FRCA Site located at 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton, PA 18067 will begin to accept Grass clippings. Grass clippings must be bagged and there will be a $1.00 per bag fee charged for grass clipping drop off. If you have any questions regarding the FRCA please contact 610-262-1000.
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)