Update on our Storage Facility Building located at Walnut Lane Park

The building is complete, and the public works crew has moved in!!

TIP of the MONTH - from the EAC

A sprinkle of salt is all you need! Instead, shovel, create traction, and only sprinkle salt when needed. Try gravel or sand, wood chips, or even black sunflower seeds to steady your step. It's better for your pets, the soil, and our water.
For more info start here: https://www.iwla.org/water/stream-monitoring/salt-watch. 

Volunteers Needed!

West Pikeland Township is currently seeking township residents to volunteer for the following positions:

Environmental Advisory Council

Open Space Committee

No experience required, just a willingness to provide a lending hand in our township. Interested? Fill out our Volunteer Form and we will be in touch!

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Board of Supervisors Meeting

Monday, February 5, 2024 @ 7:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Agendas are posted here the Friday before meetings.


Parks and Recreation Meeting

Thursday, February 1, 2024 @ 7:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend.

Planning Commission Meeting

February 12, 2024 @ 6:00pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Environmental Advisory Council Meeting

February 6, 2024 @ 7:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Open Space Committee Meeting

January 11, 2024 @ 7:00pm.

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Board of Supervisors Meeting

TUESDAY, February 20, 2024 @ 7:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Agendas are posted here the Friday before meetings.

West Pikeland Land Trust Meeting

February 26, 2024 @ 6:30pm

1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

The public is welcome to attend. Please enter via the lower courtyard.

Meeting information, including agendas, can be found on our website

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February is Love Your Library Month

By: Susie Hawkins

Show us some love this month by checking out books, attending programs, and stopping by to say hello! While you’re here, don’t forget to browse our Blind Date with a Book display. Check out their dating profiles and take home your perfect match!

We’re looking forward to another gardening year with our seed library, but we need donations to keep the program going.

Give some saved seeds from your garden or purchase non-hybrid seed packets to donate. Let’s keep the Community Seed Connection sustainable!

We have great events this February! Check out these highlights:

January 15 to February 19: Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge - Make an account on Beanstack by using this link and join the Chester Springs Library Winter Reading Challenge. Read 10 hours and write a book review to be entered in a raffle to win 4 tickets for the Franklin Institute! All ages welcome.

February 3: Take Your Child to the Library Day - Bring them in to enjoy a special craft. Pocket Full of Kisses from 10:30 am to 12 noon, or Snowflake Mobiles from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. No Registration. While supplies last.

February 6 @ 10:30 am: Winter Sowing Workshop - Get a jump on growing your seedlings outside during the winter using a recycled milk jug and learn a few seed-saving techniques too. Register here. Please put your name on the waiting list, if necessary, as this class fills up quickly.

February 8 to 14: Make a Valentine’s Day Card - Supplies will be available at a craft station for you to make a Valentine’s Day card for someone special. All ages welcome!

February 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Winter Carnival Summer Reading Fundraiser- Support the library’s summer reading program while enjoying a fun-filled morning of homemade games. Donate $5 for 10 game tickets and win a small prize each time you play!

Explore all our events on our e-calendar here. We hope to see you soon!

“We need your input! On January 29th, we will be launching our Customer Satisfaction Survey, which will be available until March 1st. With your help, we can advocate for and convey the value of libraries to the State, County, and municipalities that support us. The survey will also be available in Spanish if needed. Please take the survey here.”


The Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by West Pikeland's Park & Recreation Committee

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Mark your Calendars! The Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the WP Parks and Rec committee is scheduled for Saturday 3/23 (rain date Sunday 3/24). Times TBD. This year’s Egg Hunt will be at Walnut Lane Park, 803 Walnut Lane (off Rt 401). Come join the fun!


SALT Theatre

Finding Nemo Jr.

February 9 - March 3

Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Great for the whole family! 

The first three weekends of performances is performed by the SALT cast of youth performers, and the fourth weekend is performed by the Acting Antics All-Abilities cast.


Open House & Menu Tasting

Saturday, February 10, 2024

11:00am - 1:00pm

This snowy weather has us daydreaming about the up-and-coming wedding season! 

Join us for a winter open house! Saturday, February 10th from 11 am - 1 pm with @perfectsettingcatering 

This is the perfect time to come out if you just toured • looking to tour • or still in need of vendors - come enjoy some light bites + tour + mingle! 

Please RSVP to [email protected] 

We look forward to having you here!!! 


DARC is very excited to offer programs for the little ones and for the young at heart! We have many exciting programs for the entire family! Thinking about enrolling in a fitness program, taking a bus trip, enrolling in a self-help class (financial empowerment, will-prep, suicide prevention training, college admission: the latest & most useful information) to Art Classes, Lego Programs, and more!! Check out our website for a complete listing!!

More Info

The Mill at Anselma

News from the Mill at Anselma~ 

Major repairs are being performed on the Water Wheel. “18th Century Restorations” are working on repairs to the Miller’s house, porch and doors. Repairs are scheduled for the Mill Visitor’s Center. All good things are happening to be ready for you to schedule a visit. 

Save the date for Saturday, April 13, 2024, when Opening Day happens from 10am to 4pm. The first Demo Day at the Mill for 2024. 



Patti Lynn, Recycling Resources Manager


What does it mean to be Trash Smart? It means to be more thoughtful and

engaged in how you manage solid waste in your everyday life. It is behavior.

If you buy that new thing, what will you do with the old thing? How can

you stop wasting food? What does “away” mean when we throw stuff

away? This Trash Smart series will address different household waste streams, and today we start

with recycling.


We make about 30,000 decisions in a day. If we consistently make the right decisions about

recycling, then recycling right becomes a good habit, and your mind can focus on other decisions.

How can you recycle right?

▪ First, go to your municipal resources or your private recycling hauler and print out the list

of acceptable and unacceptable materials for recycling where you live. It may also include

the collection schedule. Post that list in a spot near your recycling container. Don’t know

what to do with that plastic takeout box? Look at the list! Done!

▪ Yes, plastic is confusing. At least know that you should be recycling plastic bottles that

have a neck (think water, milk, juice, detergent). It’s the other plastic containers that give

us a headache. If in doubt, check it out. Not everything can be recycled!

▪ Universally NOT accepted in your recycling bins: batteries, food waste, plastic bags, any

hangers, wire, diapers, scrap metal. Look at your list! And throw away anything smaller

than a credit card; this includes bottle caps.


Why is it important? Chester County is a scenic, diverse community of 534,000 people. Some

benefits of our collective recycling efforts:

▪ Municipalities earned nearly $1M from PA Recycling Performance grant awards in 2021.

▪ Our two local landfills, Lanchester and SECCRA, have more years to take your trash. More

than 310,000 tons of recyclables were diverted in 2021.

▪ That’s the equivalent of saving 33M gallons of gas.


To sum it up, get your local recycling list and post it up. Focus on what is acceptable. Empty, clean,

dry, and loose materials (not bagged; but paper bags for paper are OK). And over and over again.

It’s not hard – it’s Trash Smart

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