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 […]

Scrape Spotted Lanternfly Eggs this Winter

Help prevent the spread of the spotted lanternfly by scraping egg masses you may see on trees. Please check your trees for egg masses such as the one pictured and follow these instructions for scraping and disposing of the egg masses: Pull out a plastic card or putty knife. Glance around for the nearest tree […]

Walk Your Dog Month Tips!

January is Walk Your Dog Month! Don’t let the cold temperatures of winter deter you from exercising your furry friend. Walking your dog is extremely important. Read on for an explanation  by the Animal Foundation: Mental Stimulation: Regularly walking your dog  provides a basic foundation for physical and mental health. Like a child, your dog […]

Master Composter Classes

The Chester County Solid Waste Authority will again offer Master Composter Classes to county residents. This FREE three-part class series is an opportunity for county residents to learn how to make their own nutrient-rich compost from kitchen and garden waste.  Participants will learn how to influence the key factors in composting (air, water, food, and […]

Anaerobic Digester and Operations Building Rehabilitation Project Update

The Anaerobic Digester and Operations Building Rehabilitation Project at the wastewater treatment facility, which began in December 2017, is now complete. The 6-million dollar project was initiated to replace aged and deteriorated infrastructure, to improve operations and personnel safety, and to prepare for future treatment requirements. Much of the electrical equipment upgrades were necessary to […]

Roonie Says: Keeping Your Pets Safe During the Holiday

With the holidays approaching, there are several things to be aware of when it comes to your pet’s health and safety. First, it is important to keep your pet on a regular exercise and eating routine, despite schedule changes the holidays may bring. The ASPCA compiled some useful pet safety tips for the holiday season. […]

Keeping West Goshen’s 93 Miles of Roads Snow Free

Each year, the West Goshen Township Newsletter publishes an updated snow removal guide for property owners with important information you should know before, during, and after each snowfall. Before the Snow Falls… Make sure the front of your mailbox is at least four to six inches behind the front of the curb and mounted at […]

Stormwater and Clean Stream Management

Why is stormwater management important? Unlike water that enters your municipal sewage system, stormwater is NOT cleaned and treated at a wastewater plant before it re-enters our streams and waterways. Stormwater runoff from roads and other impervious areas comes into contact with pollutants and allows those pollutants into our waters. It is essential that municipalities […]