Whether you are interested in attending an event or volunteering at an event, you are welcome! Below you will find information on participating in our yearly Arbor Day event, invasive plant removal work days, and Ready for 100. Each year we look for new opportunities to expand our reach in the community and encourage participation among residents. Do you have a project you believe would benefit the environment, your neighborhood or both? Let us know! Contact us at email@example.com.
Annual Arbor Day Celebrations
The EAC/Shade Tree Commission celebrate Arbor Day each year with a tree planting event on the last Saturday in April. The trees are planted in a public area that need beautification. The celebration typically includes a demonstration on how to property plant trees, planting trees, tree maintenance like mulching, a presentation of the Tree City USA* Award, and light refreshments. The public is invited to join in the free celebration and learn about the importance of trees. If you are intereted in volunteering for Arbor Day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year the EAC hosts a Spring and Fall Invasive Identification & Removal Workshop. This Workshop currently takes places at Central Park and aims to educate participants about invasive plants and how to eradicate them. These workshops are hands-on and contribute to the beautification of the park system. These workshops are often volunteer driven so tools are limited and the Township encouraged residents who participate to bring their own tools.
Fall Workshops focus on the removal of Burning Bush and Multiflora Rose.
Spring Workshop focus on the removal of Garlic Mustard, Oriental Bittersweet and Wineberry.
The Native Plant Demonstration Garden was founded in 2014 and began as an idea to develop and use the existing Environmental Education Center located by the basin behind Kids Castle in Central Park. After years of hard work and dedication spearheaded by the EAC, the Garden has won various awards and if recognized by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society as a Garden of Distinction.
The Native Plant Demonstration Garden has an established ‘brigade” of volunteers who participate in work days. This group meets on the 4th Saturday of every from March through November, 9am to 11am to preform weeding, planting, clean up and another other duties that are addressed on site. The volunteers range in age and experience but the love and dedication of using native plants in the landscape brings this group together.
If you or your organization want to to get involved with the Native Plant garden, email email@example.com
Help Doylestown go green!
You can help Doylestown go greener! Everyone is welcome to attend our public meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month at 7:00pm at the Doylestown Township Municipal Building. Our meetings can be found on the Township’s calendar.
You can make a difference.
You can become a member of the robust Environmental Advisory Council. The Council is seeking someone to join the Council. If you are interested please email your letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a service project?
The EAC offers community service learning project ideas for volunteers, whether for school service learning requirements, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, mitzvah or other projects. We are looking for volunteer to help with these projects:
- Creating environmental videos
- Tree plantings and maintenance
Doylestown Bird Town
Did you know that Doylestown Township is Audubon Bird Town?
Bird Town is a working partnership of Audubon and municipalities in Pennsylvania to promote conservation and community-based actions to create a healthy, more sustainable environment for birds and people. Audubon provides the tools for the municipality to engage their residents, schools and businesses in making more ecologically-friendly decisions, conserving energy, and in the process, saving money. A Bird Town makes efforts to restore valuable ecosystem services to create a culture of conservation where everyone is a potential steward of nature in their backyard and beyond.
- For more about conservation efforts, visit PA Audubon Society.
- To learn about making your home more bird-friendly,click here.
Our Heritage Tree Program recognizes trees in Doylestown Township that have a historic significance based on their age and size. Our program is run by our tree specialist, Marty Brooks. Each heritage tree owner received s certificate that is invited to attend a monthly EAC meeting to receive recognition.
If you have a tree that might qualify for the Heritage Tree Program, call the Township office at 215-348-9915 to schedule a certification visit from Marty.
List of Doylestown Township’s Heritage Trees (2018 to present)
- Clement D’Angelo & Maryann Ceglio | 246 Saddle Drive | Sugar Maple
- Carolyn Shaddinger | 34 Birchwood Drive | White Ash
- Barbara Schempp | 10 Valley View Drive | 2 Sassafras Trees
- Normal Schorr | 1069 Pebble Hill Road | White Ash
- Therese & Jeff Schumacher | 2191 Turk Road | While Oak
- Angela Parisi | 15 Allen Drive | 2 Silver Maples
- Fran Miller | 273 Edison Furlong Road | Ash
- Helen Eves | 150 Pine Run Road | Flowering Cherry
Cities and communities across the country are ready for a just transition to 100% clean, renewable energy!
Doylestown Township’s Board of Supervisors have signed a Ready for 100 Resolution into action. Stay tuned for more information about Ready for 100!
- Bucks Audubon
- Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
- Central Bucks School District
- Central Bucks West AP Environmental Science Class
- Central Bucks West Key Club
- Central Bucks West Librarian
- Delaware Valley University
- Gino’s Nursery
- Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
- Penn State Extension