Environmental Advisory Council
The Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) meet at 6:30 p.m. the 3rd Monday of each month.
John Werth, Chairman
READING, PA– Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been confirmed as the cause of death for the deer mortality event occurring in the northern Chester and southern Berks County area. Since Aug 29th, dozens of dead deer have been found in the affected area. Game Wardens continue to investigate
Spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, is an invasive planthopper, native to China, that was first detected in 2014 in southeastern Pennsylvania. It feeds voraciously on many plants, including economically important crops like fruit trees, grapevines, hops, hardwoods, and ornamentals. If you think you have SLF, do not panic! First, make sure the insect you are seeing
Honey Bee Swarm Season is Upon Us– Here’s What it Means? April is the start of honey bee swarm season. What is a swarm? A honey bee swarm is not to be feared and is not a mob of angry insects looking to attack anyone or anything. A swarm is how a honey bee colony
Spring Bird Walk @ Coventry Woods Date: Saturday May 19, 8:00am Place: Fernbrook Entrance to Coventry Woods, 1954 St Peter’s Rd North Coventry Township Join us for a bird/nature walk through North Coventry Township’s beautiful Coventry Woods Park. Coventry Woods is a 690 acre park with diverse habitat that includes dense hardwood forest, meadows,
To celebrate Earth Day, the North Coventry EAC (Environmental Advisory Council) will be holding a trash cleanup of Kenilworth Park and Pond. Volunteers will meet on Saturday, April 21st at 9:00 AM at the parking lot next to the pond. Volunteers are requested to bring gloves and several trash bags. Rubber boots would be useful for
What can Property Owners DO???????? Excellent information from Penn State Extension giving a month to month look at the Spotted Lantern Fly and what homeowners can do to combat the invasive pest.
AMPHIBIAN FRIENDS NEWSLETTER 2018 Dear Amphibian Friends, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Friday. That is supposed to mean six more weeks of winter. But I saw robins migrating back this past week so we better prepare for our eleventh year of helping the amphibians cross St. Peters and Wells Roads. Yes, with the help
Update on Spotted Lanternfly As the result of a mild winter in 2017, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) population is enormous this year. In many areas in early August, trees were completely covered with feeding nymphs. Unsurprisingly, reports of Spotted Lanternfly from locations previously considered uninfested are significantly on the rise in southeast Pennsylvania.