Lower Saucon Township's Environmental Advisory Council
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Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop
     Saturday May 5 ~ Choose 10am 11am or Noon
You will be guided through building your own! No tools necessary - all
parts included. $35.00 for the complete kit and build-it-workshop. 

​Rain barrels are a great water-saving device and ideal for gardens! The
barrel sits underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof at each rain
event; the water can be saved and used to water plants in your yard. This
helps save groundwater resources, utilizes higher quality water for plants,
decreases water and sewer bills and also reduces the amount of pollution that
could be picked up from the rain water as it passes over driveways and roads
before entering our local streams and rivers. 

*Actual rain barrel style may vary.  

You must register by emailing  kmax@enter.net before May 1. Space is limited. See the  flyer for more details.
       Don't forget monthly aluminum recycling
                  by Hellertown's Lions Club.
      Collections on second Saturday each month 
                                     9:00 am - Noon
                           At the Wells Fargo Bank
                           parking lot in Hellertown


Volunteers Needed  ~  Saucon Valley Compost Center 

Due to  municipal funding limits, the operating days/hours of the Compost Center cannot be extended beyond the current schedule at this time. However, expanded schedules could be considered in the future if an adequate number of volunteers step forward to assist the facility staff.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to help out at the Center, or need more information, please email the Township Manager

             ~ Lehigh Valley Outreach Depot ~
   Donate household items for local families in need and disaster relief
                        Call 610-351-1616 for info ~ www.lvoutreachdepot.org 
                    They can pick up or you can drop off (Tues & Sat). Contact them for details.
Items Accepted:
Bath & hand towels, wash cloths
Furniture except those on the “not accepted list” below
Kitchenware (flatware & utensils)
Lamps (floor & table)
Mattresses in their original wrapping
Pots & pans
Sheets & pillow cases
Shower curtains, liners & rings
Small kitchen appliances (blenders, coffee pots, microwaves, toasters)
Large kitchen applicanes (not built-ins)

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