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PUBLIC NOTICE

02/15/2024 by Steve Sawyer

MEETING NOTICE

The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 7:00 AM at the Ephrata Township Municipal Building, 265 Akron Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.  If you need special assistance to attend this meeting, please contact the Township Office at 717-733-1044 or ssawyer@ptd.net.

                                                                                                                  Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors


February 20, 2024 Agenda

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Spotted Latternfly

05/01/2018 by

SPOTTED LANTERNFLY

The Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White), an invasive planthopper, has been discovered in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is native to China, India, Vietnam, and introduced to Korea where it has become a major pest. This insect has the potential to greatly impact the grape, hops and logging industries. Early detection is vital for the protection of Pennsylvania businesses and agriculture.

QUARANTINE

Currently a quarantine is in place to stop the movement of this pest to new areas and to slow its spread within the quarantine. The quarantine affects a variety of plant, wood and stone products.  Surveys are currently underway to determine the complete spread of this pest in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Efforts are also underway to ensure the Spotted Lanternfly is not present in other parts of the commonwealth.

The following counties are currently under quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly:

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

The quarantine may be expanded to new areas as further detections of the Spotted Lanternfly are detected and confirmed. Intentional movement of the Spotted Lanternfly is expressly prohibited and is a serious offense. Violations could result in criminal or civil penalties and/or fines.

The quarantine restricts the movement of certain articles. If you are seeking to enter into a compliance agreement to be able to move these materials you can request a permit by contacting Dana Rhodes.  Industries and regulated articles under the quarantine that are not to be removed/moved to a new area are:

  • Any living stage of the Spotted Lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula.  This includes egg masses, nymphs, and adults.
  • Brush, debris, bark, or yard waste
  • Landscaping, remodeling or construction waste
  • Logs, stumps, or any tree parts
  • Firewood of any species
  • Grapevines for decorative purposes or as nursery stock
  • Nursery stock
  • Crated materials
  • Outdoor household articles including recreational vehicles, lawn tractors and mowers, mower decks, grills, grill and furniture covers, tarps, mobile homes, tile, stone, deck boards, mobile fire pits, any associated equipment and trucks or vehicles not stored indoors.

Spotted Lanternfly - Pest Alert

Spotted Lanternfly - Look Before You Leave

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WERT Rail Trail

08/17/2015 by

Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail 

 

WERT Brochure and Map

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