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  Charlestown Township!

Our township is about 25 miles west of Philadelphia and very close to Valley Forge National Historical Park. It is rich in the history of Pennsylvania. The township is about 12.515 square miles (8,010 acres) in area.


Latest News

June 13
The Agenda for the June 20th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
June 12
Don’t miss tomorrow night’s Summer Concert at Charlestown Park featuring the Mighty Manatees Band 7-9 pm.
Photos from the Kestrel Banding event on June 5th.
The Official Minutes of the May 6th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the May 13th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the May 14th Planning Commission Meeting.
June 7
The Agenda for the June 10th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
June 3
The Agenda for the June 11th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
May 31
Birders and other fans of nature can participate in dual events at Brightside Farm on June 5th. The first event will be the banding of our young Kestrel chicks from the farm starting at 4:00 pm. The second event starting at 6:00 pm is aimed at nature photographers. See details at Events.
May 29
The Agenda for the June 3rd Board of Supervisors’ Meeting has been extended. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
May 24
Motorists are advised that Saturday, May 25th, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Route 401 (Conestoga Road) will be reduced to a single lane with flagging between Valley Hill Road and Newcomen Road. Motorists will also encounter intermittent traffic stoppages of up to 15 minutes for equipment mobilization.
May 23
Memorial Day Service at the Old Charlestown Cemetery, May 27th, 10 – 11 am. (If you’ve never attended this annual event, it’s a solemn but feel-good service to honor our fallen patriots.)
May 21
A public hearing has been scheduled for June 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. To consider the application of John Gary Kulp for conditional use approval regarding an accessory garage.
May 20
Join photographers and outing leaders or a “golden hour” field session where they will share tips on how to shoot everything from wildlife and landscapes to macro images of flowers and plants at at Brightside Farm Park on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at 6:00pm, weather permitting.
The Official Minutes of the April 18th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
May 17
Unfortunately, the weather is not cooperating for our Pickering Dam Trail cleanup tomorrow. It has been canceled. We will post the rescheduled event when a new date is selected. Sunday offers the Sunday Funday Brunch series at Charlestown Township Park from 11:00am to 2:00 pm. Details in the Events column.
May 15
The Official Minutes of the April 9th Planning Commission Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the April 8th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.
May 13
The Agenda for the May 16th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting has been extended.
May 9
The Agenda for the May 13th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
The Agenda for the May 16th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
May 8
The 2024 Budget has been revised.
May 7
The Agenda for the May 14th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
The Official Minutes of the April 1st Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
May 2
The Agenda for the May 6th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting has been extended. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
The agreement in the case of Z-2023-03 Hertzfeld Settlement has been posted.
May 1
The Agenda for the May 6th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
April 30
The Environmental Advisory Committee will host their 2nd Annual Pennsylvania Native Species Day event at Brightside Farm Park on May 16. The event features a child's art contest and a quiz for adults. Art submissions can be made at school or the Township Office by May 9th.
A public hearing has been scheduled for May 6th, at 7:00 p.m. to consider amendments to the sewer and waste hauler ordinance.
April 24
Good news commuters! PennDOT updated their completion date for the Merlin Road Bridge to May 7th.
April 22
The Official Minutes of the March 21th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
April 15
Don’t miss next Sunday’s Wildflower Walk along the Pickering Trail. Meet at the Charlestown Mill, Charlestown Road, at 10:00 AM on Sunday, April 28th.
The Agenda for the April 18th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
The Official Minutes of the March 11th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.
April 10
The Official Minutes of the February 27th Planning Commission Meeting. (The March meeting was canceled.)
April 8
The Official Minutes of the March 4th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
April 5
The Township Office will close 1 hour early on Monday, April 8th for the solar eclipse. Enjoy safely!
April 3
The Agenda for the April 8th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
April 2
The Agenda for the April 9th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be held at our office at 7:00 p.m.
The April meeting of the Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee will be held on April 24th at 7:30 PM at the Schuylkill Township Municipal Building, 111 Valley Park Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

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Kestrel Banding

Kestrel banding event at Brightside Park
June 5, 2024. Dan Mummert, a diversity biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, placed leg bands on Kestrel chicks nesting at Brightside Farm Park.
George Csete
On June 5th, Dan Mummert, a diversity biologist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, placed leg bands on Kestrel chicks nesting at Brightside Farm Park.

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Summer Concerts

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Historic Photos Wanted

Historic Charlestown
Photos Wanted

Do you have a photo with a story of something historic or special about Charlestown Township? HARB is looking for those unique examples to include in our upcoming 2025 Charlestown Township Calendar. Send us your photo – and the story behind it that makes it so special. If we use it, you’ll get full credit. And a FREE calendar. Send your best to: paulwrites@verizon.net. Or mail your entry for a FREE calendar to Charlestown Township, ATT: Paul Stevens.

Grants Available

Grants Available to Individual Property Owners & HOAs

Are you interested in protecting the stream(s) on your property? A rare grant funded opportunity is offered by the Stroud Water Research Center to provide and plant native trees along the stream and to care for them for three years at no cost. These trees will help to improve the stream habitat and water quality, reduce flooding, and reduce bank erosion. Small areas will be considered but they will prioritize projects where at least two acres of trees can be planted along the stream area that presently has no trees and no livestock. If interested, contact David Wise at dwise@stroudcenter.org.

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We Need Your Help

Environmental Advisory Committee

The Environmental Advisory Committee works to protect and conserve the natural resources of Charlestown and advises the township. This work needs caring residents who wish to preserve and protect Charlestown's beautiful environment to join a seven-person committee. Please contact: EAC@charlestown.pa.us.

Meeting Agendas

  • Board of Supervisors: June 3
  • Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC): June 10
  • Planning Commission: June 11
  • Historical & Architectural Review Board; March 20
  • Parks & Recreation: June 20

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The Township welcomes public participation at regular and special meetings.

Participitation is governed by Resolution 1053-2024 – Order of Business and Public Participation Policy.
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Regional Items

Cover image of the 2021 Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan

The Chester County Planning Commission has released a web-formatted version of its recently adopted 2021 Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan.

Plan Documents –

The Chester County Planning Commission has released its June 2018 Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Study.

2023 Chester County
Guide to Local Farm Products

In English and Español

The Transportation Management Association of Chester County has released its Devault Trails Activation Plan final report

PA Dept of Agriculture

The Spotted Lanternfly is becoming an increasing environmental threat to the area. Learn to identify this pest and destroy its eggs when possible. For more information, visit Penn State Extention on the topic or the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

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