Township News & General Information

Spotted Lanternfly -Pest Alert
Limerick Township is in the Quarantine Area for this pest.  Please take some time to familiarize yourself with how you can help eradicate this pest from our region and help protect the agricultural community from its affects.

Spotted Lanternfly Meeting Flyer - April 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Limerick Township and Hetrick Gardens will be hosting a Spotted Lanternfly Information Public Meeting presented by the Penn State Extension on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 P.M. in the Limerick Township Public Meeting Room.

A Master Gardener from the Penn State Extension will be offering a 45 - 90 minute presentation of information on the Spotted Lanternfly with a focus on question/answer during and after the presentation.

This information session is open to the public and is a FREE event.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, as we hope for a good turnout and space is limited.  To register, please visit https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-public-meetings

For the most up-to-date information from the PA Department of Agriculture on the Spotted Lanternfly and what Homeowners should do please visit their website using the below link or just click on the image of the Adult Spotted Lanternfly on this page to be redirected automatically:            https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/homeowners/Pages/default.aspx

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PLEASE NOTE: The PA Department of Agriculture notified us that since Limerick Township is already in the Quarantine Area, you do not need to report when you see them on your property.                                                                               

However, if you see a Spotted Lanternfly outside of the Quarantine Area - especially if you are outside of Pennsylvania and see one - please report it to the PA Department of Agriculture immediately by emailing badbug@pa.gov or by calling 1-866-253-7189

Please take steps to avoid relocating materials out of the area and do your best to eliminate the insects with the proper use of insecticides or call a tree expert.  Between October - May, when eggs masses are deposited, be sure to scrape the eggs and dispose of them properly using solutions such as hand-sanitizer and double bag them before throwing away.

 As of February  2019 - The following counties are currently under quarantine:

Berks       Bucks      Carbon     Chester     Delaware     Lancaster     Lebanon     Lehigh     Monroe     Montgomery     Northampton
     Philadelphia     Schuylkill

         

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For Businesses in the Quarantine Area --  check to see if you need a Permit from the PA Department of Agriculture by clicking on the image above of the Adult Spotted Lanterfly with its' wings closed to redirect you to the PA Department of Agricultures website or by using the below link:  https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/quarantine/Pages/Do-I-Need-a-Permit.aspx

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Trail Construction Project Gets Underway!

Construction began in May 2018 on a Trail Segment between Limerick Center Road and Lewis Road transecting through the PECO utility line property - see the below document for project details:

PECO Trail Construction Project Underway! Click here for details

Due to the excessive amount of rain we have received in 2018, the project was not completed in 2018 before winter set in.  The contractor will complete this trail project in early spring 2019. 

Be sure to check back here to this page as we provide updates on the trail construction project.

This project was financed in part by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Financing Authority through funding by the Marcellus Legacy Fund for Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program projects.