Environmental Programs

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Environmental Speaker Series/Workshops

  • Upcoming Event(s):
    • Bringing Nature to Your Backyard, presented by Latodami Nature Center
    • Please complete this free registration form so the Township can tract participation.
    • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 @ 6:30 PM at the Pine Community Center
    • Summary: Join Assistant Naturalist Leah Fulton of the Latodami Nature Center for a presentation on how to invite wildlife to your own backyard. Learn the difference between invasive and native plants, how to build wildlife houses and habitats, and the best features to add to your yard to support local critters and the environment.
  • Past Events:
    • Lawn to Nature, presented by Latodami Nature Center and North Area Environmental Council
      • Thursday, March 23, 2023 @ 7 PM
      • Summary: Learn how to turn a small part of your lawn into a native plant garden specifically chosen for local wildlife and bring nature back to your yard.
    • Backyard Composting Workshop/Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel Workshop presented by Pennsylvania Resource Council
      • Wednesday, July 12, 2023 @ 6 & 7:15 PM
      • Summaries: 
        • Backyard Composting: Learn the basics of at-home composting to reduce kitchen scraps and yard debris and how to utilize compost for lawns and gardens. 
        • Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel: Learn about the problems associated with stormwater run-off, learn watershed-friendly landscaping techniques, and how we can all be a part of the solution to point source and nonpoint source pollution by practicing common household tasks in a non-polluting manner.
        • Attendees received either a free FreeGarden EARTH 82-gallon composting bin or a free FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon rain barrel subsidized by a DEP 904 Recycling Program Performance Grant.
    • Local Apple Harvest Presentation, presented by Soergel Orchards
      • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 @ 6:30 PM
      • Summary: A discussion and tasting on apple varieties, harvesting, recipes, and more!

Adopt-a-Pineway Program

Our community has active individuals, families, and groups who regularly maintain specific Township roads. They belong to the Adopt-a-Pineway program.

For more information, you may contact Tony Barbarino at 724-625-1636, ext. 114, or you may fill out the Adopt-a-Pineway Agreement (PDF) and email us.

Spring & Fall Road Clean-Up

Don’t have time to commit to the Adopt-a-Pineway Program, then consider offering some time for general road clean up, and pick a day or weekend that is convenient for you. Vests, gloves, garbage bags, and signage are provided by our Public Works Department at the Township’s Municipal building. Please call 724-625-1636, Extension 114 for details.

Stormwater MS4 Information

View comprehensive information regarding Stormwater MS4.

Emerald Ash Borer

Find more information about the Emerald Ash Borer or call 717-772-5229. If you suspect you have seen the Emerald Ash Borer call the State’s toll-free pest hotline at 866-253-7189.