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Attention:  EAC's  March 14 Meeting has been Cancelled due to lack of business.

Earth Day ~ Saturday April 22

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

Get out and do something nice for Mother Earth on Earth Day. Check the calendar for some ideas.
Do you have an interest in the environment?

Would you like to serve your community & provide input on environmental issues?

Can you attend 1 meeting per month?

EAC has an open position on the board.

If so then please consider serving on the EAC. We currently have an opening for an Associate Member. No special talents or skills are required, just a genuine interest in environmental topics. Share your ideas and help shape your community.

Please contact the township manager to express your interest in joining the EAC.
You must be a township resident.

Check out EAGLEFEST !!!

Latex paint recycling
- Update

The Lower Saucon EAC held a latex paint recycling event on Saturday March 4 at the  Lower Saucon Township municipal garage.

285 cans of paint were collected, which totalled 143 gallons of paint being recycled. Collected paint gets remixed and sold with the proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity.

We hope to hold this type of recycling event again next year. Meanwhile you can review  the details on paint that can be recycled.
so you can save your paint for the next time.
Saturday March 11 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. 
See an American Bald  Eagle, Golden Eagle,  Peregrine Falcon and other raptors.
Hear their stories, learn their history, understand the natural world they live in.  More details.
Spotted Lanternfly....be on the lookout

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture warns the Spotted Lanternfly
is a plant hopper native to China, India and Vietnam, and has been introduced in South Korea and Japan. In Korea, where it was first detected in 2004, the Spotted Lanternfly is known utilize more than 70 species, 25 of which also occur in Pennsylvania, including cultivated grapes, fruit trees, and hardwood species.

In the U.S., the Spotted Lanternfly has the potential to greatly impact the viticulture (grape), tree fruit, plant nursery and timber industries. This pest poses a significant threat to the state’s more than $20.5 million grape, nearly $134 million apple, and more than $24 million stone fruit industries, as well as the hardwood industry in Pennsylvania, which accounts for $12 billion in sales. Early detection is vital to the effective control of this pest and the protection of PA agriculture and natural resources related businesses.

Residents can limit the spread of Spotted Lanternfly: You can take steps personally to limit the chance you may spread Spotted Lanternfly. Do not park or leave items under tree lines and always check your vehicle for hitch hiking Lanternflies. By doing this, it will reduce the risk of Spotted Lanternfly becoming an unwelcome hitch hiker.

Report a site: Call the Bad Bug hotline at 1-866-253-7189 with details of the siting and your contact information. For more information or to report possible populations of Spotted Lanternfly: Contact the Invasive Species Hotline at 1-866-253-7189 or visit the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at www.agriculture.pa.gov