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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Postponing of Events Due to COVID-19

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Certain Newtown Township special events have been postponed due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 emergency.  At this time, four such events are as follows:

  • The Saturday, April 4, 2020 Chester-Ridley-Crum Watersheds Association Annual Streams Cleanup events (including the one at Drexel Lodge Park) has been postponed. CRC will have information about any rescheduling on their website ( https://www.crcwatersheds.org/ ), and we will share that information on the Newtown Township website when it becomes available.
  • The Saturday, April 18, 2020 Darby Creek Valley Association Watershed-Wide Stream Cleanup event (including the one at Brookside Park) has been postponed. DCVA will have information about any rescheduling on their website ( http://dcva.org/ ), and we will share that information on the Newtown Township website when it becomes available.
  • The Saturday, April 25, 2020 annual Tree Planting and Beautification Event for Arbor Day has been postponed until Fall, 2020.  In addition to concern regarding social distancing and stay-at-home directives, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society was no longer able to have the trees which had been ordered delivered for that weekend. The tree order is anticipated to be completed in the Autumn, and we will share that information once a new event is planned and confirmed.
  • The Public Works "Spring Cleanup" drop-off of branches will not begin until after the present "stay at home" directives have been lifted.  Although scheduled to begin on April 1st, access to the Public Works yard is not presently permitted, so the drop-off cannot take place yet.  Once a new start-date has been verified we will post that on the Township website.  In the meantime, please do not dump materials anywhere else - keep them at your property until we are ready to take them.  The month-long "Curbside Branch Pickup" of is not yet postponed, but will depend on the status of the COVID-19 directives in place by the end of April.  Public Works will communicate directly with any resident who has requested a May curbside pickup as we learn more.  See the Public Works Yard Waste Disposal page of the website for further information.

The above events and many more were all identified in the latest issue of the Township Newsletter (found within the pages of IN Community Magazine) which is just being delivered to mailboxes this week.  The issue was put together and sent to print before all of the present COVID-19 emergency directives were in place.  There was just time to insert a banner identifying that "all upcoming Newtown Township meetings, events and projects are subject to change or cancellation due to the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19)"  and to quickly change the introductory paragraph to the newsletter.  Even if some or all become postponed, it is still very good to read about all of the events and projects that our community is involved with, and the many wonderful people who are leading and participating in them.  

At this time, the four events listed above have been postponed (stream cleanups, tree planting and branch collections) - decisions regarding other events will be forthcoming and then posted on this website, as will any possible rescheduling.

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