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 […]

Police Training Program

Every month at the township supervisors’ meeting, the Chief of Police or his designee, give a brief summary of the activities for the police department for the previous month.  The summary includes the number of calls for service to our residents, patrol miles driven, responses to accidents, selective enforcement activity and police training.   The police […]

Road Rules: Winter Driving Rules

Regardless of whether there’s snow on the ground, it’s important to  prepare for winter and all that it brings. Preparation is especially important for successfully navigating winter roads. Since winter weather can bring unexpected conditions,  make sure that your vehicle is ready for ice and snow. For the majority of Pennsylvania, all-season radial tires that […]

Greening West Goshen: How to Properly Dispose of Leaves

There are many ways to dispose of leaves and your annual holiday tree. Please see West Goshen Township’s rules below for disposing of fall leaves:  DO compost leaves whenever possible (explained more below). DO place leaves in biodegradable bags or trash cans for collection on November 9th, November 23, or December 14. There is no […]