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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Arbor Day Celebration to Honor West Goshen Heritage Trees

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In honor of Arbor Day 2021, West Goshen Township is celebrating its heritage trees – the oldest and largest arboreal residents of our community. The public is invited to join the socially distanced event at the historic weeping beech site on Friday April ...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Tree City USA Initiative Underway

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West Goshen’s Arbor Day 2021 is not just a celebration of the township’s heritage trees, it is also the first step to attaining Tree City USA certification by the Arbor Day Foundation. To be a Tree City, a community must meet four standards: establish a t...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Plastic Bag Survey Results

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Last month, the SAC conducted a 5-question survey of WGT’s residents regarding single-use plastic bags. We are grateful to the 330 respondents who completed the survey and wish to share our key findings. More than 98% of residents do their shopping at big...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Free Reusable Grocery Bags Available at Township Building

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Initiated by the Sustainability Advisory Committee, the Township is offering to residents (one per customer) a free, reusable grocery bag just like the one pictured. 

Our supply is limited, so hurry on down to the Township Building to get yours, M...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Goshen Tree Tenders live-stake planting

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The Goshen Tree Tenders cut and planted live stakes (shrub branches) along the creek at West Goshen Township's Barker Park to become new rooted stems.  Live stakes help stabilize streams, lessen erosion, moderate temperatures and improve...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Take our survey on plastic bag use

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Even before the pandemic, studies showed a significant increase in the use of plastic bags. It has only gotten worse. With a groundswell of community support, local and state governments are now launching initiatives to curb the use of plastic bags and ot...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Arbor Day celebration: Join us!

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On Arbor Day, April 23, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., we will celebrate West Goshen’s heritage trees at the township’s most well-known tree. It is a European weeping beech, planted by Alexander Bane on his farm around 1711. At more than 300 years old, the venerable ...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Introducing the NEW West Goshen Sustainability Committee

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The newly formed Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) in West Goshen Township was adopted ad hoc by the Board of Supervisors on August 18, 2020 and met for the first time on September 22, 2020. The SAC’s overall mission&n...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Coming Soon… West Goshen’s Sustainability Committee!

West Goshen is currently in the process of forming a Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee.  As a first step, the township is seeking members of an ad hoc committee to define the purpose and functions of the to-be-created committee.

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Sustainability Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee

West Goshen Township is seeking resumes of those interested in participating in an ad hoc Committee to formulate a new Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee.

Those interested should have experience or education in Planning, Environmental Scienc...

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Sustainability Advisory Committee