Informed Citizen's Network Newsletter

Calendar of Upcoming Events

APR 18 History of Haverford College Arboretum

APR 22 Earth Day Event at the CREC

APR 22 Haverford Twilight 5K Run/Walk

APR 23 Earth Day EAC Webinar - Climate Adaptation

APR 23 Discover Haverford's Andy Lewis 5K Run

APR 26 Haverford Township Civic Council Annual Meeting

APR 29 Freedom Playground Maintenance Day

MAY 03 Discover Haverford Monthly Small Business Happy Hour

MAY 06 Rotary Club Derby Day Fundraiser

MAY 08 Backyard Composting Workshop

MAY 09 Challenging Stigma - Helping Friends and Families Understand Addiction

MAY 18 Heat Pumps 101 Webinar

JUN 04 Haverford Heritage Festival (11AM to 4PM)

JUN 09 Haverfood Festival

JUN 10 Irish Festival and Crafter Village on Hathaway

Proceeds of the Twilight Run event benefit the Haverford Township School District Education

Foundation’s Mini and Empowerment Grant programs whose mission is to fund innovative

learning opportunities that inspire Haverford students.

Registration is OPEN for the Haverford Twilight 5K Run/Walk and Elementary School One-Mile Challenge!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2023

Haverford Township Community and local runners and walkers of all ages: The Haverford Twilight 5K Run/Walk & Elementary School One-Mile Challenge is back! This unique community event takes runners and walkers through the heart of Haverford Township, ending with a “Party on the Town” offering free and reduced cost food and beverage items from local pubs, restaurants, delis, and dessert shops. Your race bib is your “ticket” to the “Party”!

Race Sign-up information can be found at:

Join the Haverford Township Civic Council for our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 at the CREC! This year, we will have round table discussions to workshop small group topics like marketing, event planning, and more. Local civic association and community leaders - you won't want to miss this event!

More details and RSVP here:

We hope to see YOU!

2023 Spring Tree Giveaway

Beautify your yard and help bring back Havertown's shade canopy!

In support of Arbor Day (Friday, April 28), Haverford Township's Shade Tree Commission (STC) will distribute beautiful, young, shade trees FREE of cost to 100 lucky Township residents.

There are 10 trees each of 10 different species. Winners will be chosen by a lottery.

The Tree Lottery is only open to Haverford Township resident property owners and one lottery entry is permitted per household.

Details can be found on the Township website at

Help us help the community! 100% of proceeds donated back.

Come dressed in your derby best and join us for some lite apps, drinks, raffles, silent auction and more!

If you would still like to make a donation, be a sponsor, donate a raffle/silent auction item, or make an in-kind donation please contact Dara Gans at

[email protected].

Saturday, May 6, 2023

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


The Farm

415 Birmingham Road

West Chester, PA 19382

We hope you will us for Derby Day race and festivities!

Tue May 9th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Haverford Township Free Library

Friends, family and community members are invited to this interactive conversation.

We will be joined by a treatment professional and an individual in recovery. Together we will address:

  • Why it is that some people become addicted, while others do not.
  • How to respond when we are concerned about someone’s substance use.
  • How we can challenge stigma and remove obstacles to seeking treatment and support.
  • How we find recovery as individuals, as families, and as a community

Special Guest: Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW Michael is the Co-Founder of Ethos Treatment, LLC. He is a licensed clinical social worker with more than twenty years of experience providing all levels of direct clinical care in the treatment of addiction and mental health.

Registration is required. To register, go to

This program is made possible through a partnership between the Haverford Township Free Library, Be a Part of the Conversation, and the Haverford Alliance for Drug Awareness (HADA.)

New Haverford Climate Action Website!

We have launched a new Haverford Climate Action Website!

Our day-to-day choices make a difference! Forty-three percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are a result of choices made by average Americans. The new website, created by Haverford Township Civic Council and Friends of EAC, is a clearinghouse of climate solutions specifically tailored for Haverford Township. The purpose of this site is to serve as a clearinghouse of information for residents so that they can make informed choices as they strive to live more sustainable lives.

You can make a difference today!

Check it out at!

EAC Upcoming Events

April 22nd Delaware County Hazardous Waste Event 8:30a-2pm- FREE, register on EventBrite HERE

April 22nd, 9a-12p: - Earth Day Activities

9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford

Come celebrate Earth Day with us! Earth Day is celebrated in 193 countries and 2023 marks the 53rd anniversary. Plant trees and native flowers, participate in other restorative projects or learn from the experts about environmental initiatives. Be sure to stick around for food, prizes, and other fun activities.

Sign up HERE

April 23rd, 7pm: Climate Adaptation Discussion for Haverford Township (virtual)

The weather is more extreme with large storms. There are forecasts for longer heat events over the next 10 years. We need to adapt. Members of the EAC lead a discussion on what you can do.

Free, registration required HERE

May 8, 7pm: Backyard Composting (virtual)

Learn about composting, and if you are a Haverford Township resident, you may purchase a subsidized composting bin.

Free, registration required HERE

May 18, 7pm: Heat Pump 101 (virtual)

Modifying HVAC systems to eliminate CO2 emissions is the most pressing challenge to prevent the worst of climate change. In this webinar, learn how heat pumps work, performance of today's more efficient units rated for very cold temps, project challenges and nuances to consider when switching from fossil fuel HVAC, the rapid pace of tech innovation in heat pump HVAC, equity and larger trends among NY utilities and municipalities currently accelerating head pump adoption.

Free, registration required HERE

Recycling Beyond the Blue Bin

Action Priority Initiative

The Haverford Civic Council is excited to announce the approval of the newest Action Priority Initiative: Recycling Beyond the Blue Bin.

TerraCycle offers free recycling funded by brands, manufacturers and retailers around the world to help collect and recycle hard-to-recycle waste. Please follow directions on what is accepted in each program. Make sure packaging is as EMPTY, clean and dry as possible! There are drop off locations throughout Haverford township for oral care items, personal care items, brita filters, food pouches and caps, writing utensils, razors, spray nozzles, scrap metal, batteries and more! To support the new plastic bag ban we now have a bag share: "Take a Bag/Leave a Bag". Thanks for keeping these items out of our trash stream, local landfills and incinerators; while reducing tax payer costs for waste disposal services.

More recycling, reusing, donating and composting info available: see or Reduce Reuse Recycle Haverford Twp Facebook group

Questions and updates please email Haverford EAC at [email protected]

Need a bag? Have too many bags?

Reusable Shopping Bags and paper bags can be donated and/or taken from 304 Davis Rd., Havertown. Please give from your abundance or take as needed from the bins on the left of the porch; as Haverford Township Plastic Pollution Reduction Ordinance is now in effect!

Have a local business and want to offer to host a bag collection in your store? Email the Haverford EAC at Havswitch@gmail to be added to our Recycling Beyond the Blue Bin Program!

Solarize DelCo Group Pricing

Solar PV Tax Credits Supercharged:  Home solar tax credits went up to 30% for 2022 and beyond making solar payback even better. Non-profits can now also benefit and get a direct 30% federal rebate for systems turned on in 2023. 

Solarize Delco is continuing to evaluate throughout the fall and winter for installation in 2023. Deadline to sign up for 2023 is Sept. 30, 2023.

Solarize DelCo Group Pricing: Residents and businesses in Delaware County Email us at [email protected] with name, address and phone number and we can help you assess whether the Solarize Delco program with vetted vendors and a significant discount over market rates is right for you. 

New Low Income Grants and Leasing Options: Income qualified homeowners can apply for a grant or take advantage of our new partnership with a vetted leasing firm that can reduce monthly bills by a combination of Solar PV and weatherization. Solarize Delco can help you decide what is best for you. 

Who are we? Your neighbors, an all volunteer non-profit providing education, unbiased information and an easier path to putting solar on your home, business or house of worship.  We can help Houses of Worship and other non-profits qualify for the federal tax credit as well.

More info at Search Solarize Philly and Solarize SE PA for programs outside of DelCo. 

Farmer's Market Website
Oakmont Farmer's Market

Visit the Oakmont Farmer's Market!

2023 Winter Markets

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

April 19

2023 Main Season Hours

Wednesdays, 2:30 – 5:30 PM

May 3rd – November 22nd

Check out their website for a list of which vendors are participating.

The Haverford Township Civic Council is looking for a volunteer (or 2 or 3) to help with delivering, setting up, and returning shared equipment such as tents, movie screens, speakers, etc. for civic group and township events.

Interested in helping out?

Please email Rick Miller at: [email protected] for details.

Do you have news or events to advertise?

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