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The July EAC Meeting has been cancelled ~ No meeting Tuesday July 11

The next EAC meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00pm.  

Start Saving Your Stuff !!!

Lower Saucon Township EAC will Stuff the Truck                         Saturday, September 9, 2017
                                   9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Get rid of your unwanted furniture, appliances & building supplies!

Habitat Lehigh Valley ReStore exists to support the vision of Habitat for Humanity of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. ReStore accepts new and gently used building supplies, furniture and appliances for resale to the general public at extremely discounted prices generating funds for affordable housing programs in Lehigh Valley.

Habitat LV ReStore will be at the Lower Saucon Township Municipal Garage collecting acceptable items. The event is open to everyone, no residency requirement. Items acceptable for donation include:


• Appliances 10 years old or newer and in good working order
• Kitchen/Bathroom Cabinets and Countertops
• Electrical Supplies 
• Doors
• Flooring & Tile
• Furniture in new or gently used condition
• Lighting Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
• Hardware
• Windows
• Plumbing Supplies
• Hand and Power Tools

Donations NOT Accepted include:

• Electronics and televisions 
• Clothing, toys, child/infant items

• Small countertop kitchen appliances

• Glass shower doors
• Window blinds
• Broken or unframed glass or mirrors
• Mattresses, sofas with pull-out beds or futons
• Items in disrepair

• Musical instruments
• Used or previously installed roofing or flooring materials

Upcoming:
Household Hazardous Waste Event

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, October 14 -  8:30 AM - 2:00 PM. 
 
Held by Northampton County at the Northampton County Community College  (Main campus). Open to Northampton County residents only.  
       Don't forget to support your local farmer's market.
                              
                               Saucon Valley Farmer's Market
                             Open Sundays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Along the Rail Trail at Water Street Park in Hellertown

     For more details about the market check their website.

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