NEWS & EVENTS

Collection of Delinquent Fees

The Township will now be using Portnoff Law Associates for collection of delinquent real estate taxes, sanitation fees, and street lighting charges. They offer more options for payment than we can and will service our delinquent accounts. Please visit www.portnoffonline.com

Spotted Lanternfly

You see them. You hear about them. Now learn about them.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive planthopper that is rapidly moving into our area. This insect has the potential to greatly impact agricultural crops such as fruit trees, hops, and hardwoods. To learn more about them, please visit https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/Pages/default.aspx

If you “spot” one, please report to https://extension.psu.edu/have-you-seen-a-spotted-lanternfly

BIRD HABITAT RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Engaging in sustainable landscaping will increase your chances of encountering the wonders of nature on a daily basis. Registering your property with Audubon Pennsylvania will ensure that you get up-to-the-minute information on events in your region and opportunities to interact with experts and like-minded landowners around the state. It’s free to register. Adding a yard sign will pique the interest of your neighbors! Contact us for more information: conservationpa@audubon.org

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is just around the corner—so take a few minutes to brush up on some of the birds you’re most likely to spot.

Whether you’re a beginner getting set to take part in this year’s count, or you simply want to know more about the birds you see on the regular, check out these helpful tips for IDing 15 common species. You’ll enjoy learning new facts about some familiar friends. And you’ll be ready when the GBBC count starts on Friday, February 15.  Click here for detials.

Spotted Lanternfly

Questions about the Spotted Lanternfly? Please refer to the chart. Residents are encouraged to help combat the spread of the spotted lanternfly by eliminating these non-native insects when possible. At this time of year, both adult spotted lanternflies and their egg masses can be found.  Please keep a look out and destroy these invaders whenever possible. Other tips can be found at https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly. (pdf version)

 

 

Spotted Lanternfly Information

The Spotted Lanternfly is a new invasive insect that has spread throughout southeastern Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. SLF presents a significant threat to Pennsylvania agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries. To learn about the Spotted Lanternfly, and what action you can take to stop the spread of this invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern United States, especially southeastern Pennsylvania, you can call the Penn State Extension hotline at 1-888-422-3359 with questions on spotted lanternfly management. For more information on how to identify, manage and report Spotted Lanternfly sightings, visit https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly.