Bushkill Township News
Jacobsburg Environmental Center will be hosting a FREE Lehigh Valley Greenways Festival on Saturday September 7th from Noon-4pm. Please join us at the event! There is FUN for ALL ages! For more information about the festival (Click here)

Northampton County is rolling out NEW Voting Machines to be used this year. You are invited to learn how to use the new machine prior to election day! If interested please attend a training session. For more information on what the new machine will look like (Click here) For more information on the Outreach Sessions (Click here)

For information on the Spotted Lantern Fly (Click here)

Northampton County is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, May 18, 2019. For more information (Click here)

Northampton County is sponsoring multiple opportunities to recycle your electronics. For more information (Click here)

The Township of Bushkill is pleased to announce our participation in the Nazareth Area Council of Governments Animal Control Program. Beginning January 1, 2019, Pibbles Paws Safe Haven will serve as our Animal Control Officer. The animal control program will only cover dogs at this time. Pibbles Paws Safe Haven is located in Moore Township and is a state-licensed facility that currently works to rescue adult dogs and puppies in need of a forever family. The Facebook page for the animal control officer is Pibbles Paws Safe Haven ACO Stray Intakes. Pictures of lost or stray dogs will be posted on this page as well as other important information. If you see a lost or stray dog, please contact Northampton County Non-Emergency at 610-759-2200. Do not call 911. Your local police department will determine if the animal control officer will need to respond.

The Bushkill Township Board of Supervisors will receive public comments on the proposed Pollutant Reduction Plan required for the 2018-2023 NPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems Permit. The proposed PRP is available for review either online or at the Township Office located at 1114 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth, PA 18064, from 8:00am to 4:00pm., Monday through Friday, July 18 through August 17, 2018. The Township will accept written comments for 30 calendar days from the date of this notice, must be postmarked no later than August 17, 2018, and addressed to Brian Harris, Township Manager, at the address listed above. Email comments may also be submitted to 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 regular scheduled meeting on August 2, 2018, at 6:00pm at the Municipal Building.

You can view our Pollutant Reduction Plan HERE.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!! The Yard Waste Facility Collection Site has reopened. The hours will be as follows, Monday thru Friday 7am to 3pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm

James Henry (1809-1895), who wrote Pennsylvania�s first bill to protect and restore the Commonwealth�s streamside forests and water quality; actively lobbied the State House and Senate to support the bill in Harrisburg; and petitioned the Pennsylvania Forestry Association, the American Forestry Congress in Boston, and the USDA Forestry Division in Washington to support and advocate for schools of forestry in the nation�s colleges and universities. And all this as an active volunteer and engaged citizen, while managing the Boulton Gun Works with his family. For more information of James Henry (Click here)

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) understands the sever damage and disruption that flooding can cause to residents, businesses and municpal government, ad the importance of prevention when possible, and rapid recovery when necessary. DEP strives to assist Pennsylvania commnities by ensuring that stream work is done in an enviromnetally responsible manner, and in a way that reduced the likelihood of future problems.For more information (Click here)

Snow plowing on all township roads begins after 2 inches of snow has fallen. If an accumulation of snow is in the forecast, be on the safe side and remove your cars from the street. Anytime snow plows are dispatched during a snowstorm, parking is prohibited on all township roads except in areas where no off-street parking is available. In those areas without off-street parking, all motor vehicles shall be parked on the even address side of the street on even numbered calendar days, and on the odd address side on odd numbered calendar days. Please do not park in cul-de-sacs during snowstorms. Any vehicles parked on the street during a snowstorm may be towed and fined. The Township�s snow removal procedure calls for snow emergency routes to be salted first. This is to ensure that all developments can be accessed by emergency vehicles (fire, police and ambulance). During heavier snowstorms, snow emergency roads will be completely cleared prior to equipment starting to plow secondary roads. Should you have a non-medical emergency during a snowstorm, please contact the Bushkill Township Police Department at 610.759.2200. For medical emergencies, please dial 911.

RESIDENTS: Please be advised that any installation within the Township road rights-of-way, including mailboxes and parked cars, are placed solely at the owner�s risk. Also, Bushkill Township does not repair or replace any mailboxes or posts damaged by snowplowing operations. Residents are reminded that snow being discharged from a plow truck can generate enough force to knock down unsecured posts and mailboxes. Any questions may be directed to the Township Manager at

Bushkill Township Commemorative Coffee Mugs are on sale now. For more information (Click here)

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)

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