Greening West Goshen: Understanding the Link Between Fertilizer and Stream Health

Few moments in life are more mesmerizing than watching clear stream water flow over pebbles, under logs, and through chutes and riffles. We notice the colors, the play of light and shadow, and minnows swimming freely.  In Pennsylvania, healthy streams exist where the input of nutrients is well-matched to the needs of the diverse populations […]

How the Public Can Help the Public Works Department this Spring

It’s been a spring to remember for all of us, including the West Goshen Public Works Department. “With the timing and preventative measures for COVID-19, we missed some of our usual spring activity like mulching or planting annuals and headed straight into mowing season,” said Director of Public Works Dave Woodward. The shift in routine […]

Social Distancing Tips For Outdoors

This spring, many residents are engaging in outdoor activities during these times as physical activity can provide immediate mental and physical benefits. Going for a walk, run, or bike ride in your neighborhood can be a good way to be active, as long as you can safely maintain distance between yourself and other active neighbors. […]

Road Rules: Pickup Truck Safety

Please be aware of  and follow all regulations when driving your pickup truck vehicle. Federal standards require that vehicle occupant compartments be designed to protect occupants during a crash. Pickup truck beds are designed to carry cargo, not people, and are not intended to provide protection in a crash. Additionally, children and adults can easily […]

Meet the Board of Supervisors

Did you know that much like businesses and nonprofits have a Board of Directors to advise them, the Township has a board to provide counsel? Supervisors are charged with the general governance of the township and the execution of legislative, executive and administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the […]

Greening West Goshen: Clean Stream Tips

Clean water is vital to our health, communities, and economy. People depend on clean water for their health: The United States Environmental Protection Agency claims that about 117 million Americans – one in three people – get their drinking water from streams protected by the Clean Water Rule. Clean water is vital for healthy ecosystems […]

Road Rules: COVID-19 Travel Regulations

On March 16th, Governor Wolf issued a shut down order for the entire state of Pennsylvania due to the COVID-19 outbreak with few exemptions for essential travel Allowable Essential Travel Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities (see below for details about life-sustaining business […]

Coming Soon… West Goshen’s Sustainability Committee!

West Goshen is currently in the process of forming a Sustainability / Environmental Advisory Committee.  As a first step, the township is seeking members of an ad hoc committee to define the purpose and functions of the to-be-created committee. Neighboring communities such as West Chester and East Goshen have similar committees that make recommendations or […]

Now Hiring Summer Counselors

The West Goshen Park and Recreation Department is currently seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to plan, facilitate and supervise safe and enjoyable outdoor activities for participants of West Goshen’s Summer Recreation Program, Summer Teen Program and Afternoon Sports Clinics. Being a summer counselor is a rewarding part-time position which is ideal for high school and […]

West Goshen Welcomes Ashley Gagné and John Hellman to Board of Supervisors

In January 2020, the West Goshen Board of Supervisors swore in two new supervisors. Both are long-term residents of the township and are hopeful about the impact they can make in their new roles. Ashley Gagné describes herself as a “hometown girl”, growing up in West Goshen and attending Bishop Shanahan High School and West […]