Bushkill Township News
Bushkill Township Recreation Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Bushkill Township Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Planning Commission meeting will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7:30pm. The meeting will be held in the Bushkill Township Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors will receive public comments on the proposed Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) required for the 2019-2024 NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Permit. The proposed PRP is available for review at the Township Office located at 1114 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth, PA 18064, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, February 26 through March 27, 2024. Digital copies are also available at www.bushkilltownship.com. Requests for copies may be made by contacting the Township at 610-759-1250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Township will accept written comments for 30 calendar days from the date of this notice, must be postmarked no later than March 27, 2024, and addressed to Belinda Roberts, Township Manager, at the address listed above. Email comments may also be submitted to email@example.com until March 27, 2024.
The email subject line shall include “Comments – Bushkill Township PRP.” The Township Board of Supervisors will provide an opportunity for interested parties to provide comments during their regularly scheduled meeting on March 7, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the address listed above.To view the Draft Revised PRP please click here
Bushkill Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Bushkill Township Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors meeting will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
Bushkill Township Residents - Please add your input to this community map
– an interactive platform for sharing about local assets, at risk areas, critical facilities, community support, natural areas, and important roadways. You can add pins and comments on the map to document important locations or areas of concern. Resiliency is a community effort and your input into the plan is crucial for its success. If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Map link: https://communityremarks.com/bushkillpa/
Bushkill Township Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be held on Monday, January 08, 2024 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held in the Bushkill Township Municipal Meeting Room. To view the agenda please click here
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Bushkill Township will be accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Hunter Access Program from July 1-July 31. Applications can be submitted by email to Kreider@bushkilltownship.com or in person at 1114 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth, PA 18064. 100 applicants will be selected to receive a permit via a lottery drawing on August 2nd. Hunters under the age of 16 do not need a permit to hunt Bushkill Township owned properties, but their mentor must have a valid permit. Information on the program and the application can be found 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)