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  • Winter in Solebury

    View our Township Directory for staff, their positions and contact information.
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  • Preserving the Land

    Protecting and preserving the beauty, unique character and natural resources of Solebury Township includes appreciating its heritage.
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  • Trails and Parks

    View Solebury's Recreational Opportunities.
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  • Natural Abundance

    By planting native plant gardens, you can help to preserve the native plants that are disappearing from our area as well as create small oases for the wildlife in our neighborhoods.
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  • Protecting Our Resources

    Solebury's citizens have always had a strong commitment to preserving open space.
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  • Preserving Our Past

    Villages and hamlets are found in Solebury at historically important crossroads at points along the Delaware River...
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Planning, Code Enforcement &

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Draft Bamboo Ordinance

The Board of Supervisors will consider authorizing advertising one of two draft Ordinances that would provide regulations regarding bamboo at the Octoboer 18, 2016, regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors.  One Ordinance provides regulations for the control and removal of bamboo, (click here to view ordinance) and one Ordinance provides regulations for control and removal, and prohibits any future planting of bamboo (click here to view this ordinance).  The meeting will be held at &:00 p.m. at the Solebury Township Municipal Building, 3092 Sugan Road, Solebury, PA  18963.

Be Sure Your Dog is Licensed

The best way to protect your dog is to ensure that your dog license is up to date. Licenses greatly help in returning lost dogs, the fees help pay for shelters and enforcement, and they are a requirement of state law.

You can learn more about Pennsylvania's dog licensing requirements from the current issue of Townships Today (PDF).

State Agency Approves Solebury’s Aquetong Restoration

Pennsylvania’s Fish and Boat Commission gave its final approval on Aug. 3 to Solebury Township’s removal of the dam at Aquetong Lake, and its early efforts to restore the Aquetong Creek to its original condition.

In 2009, Solebury acquired the prized 45 acres along Rt. 202, including the lake formed by an obsolete 1870s-era dam,AquetongOutlet1505The breaching of the dam after a lengthy approval process involving county, state and federal agencies, the Pennsylvania legislature and US Congress. As a condition of the sale, the township agreed to find a long-term solution to the challenges of maintaining the dam.

Solebury formed a committee and brought in experts to review all options, settling on a plan to remove the dam and allow the spring to flow naturally into Aquetong Creek. The spring supplies three million gallons to the Aquetong Creek daily.

After winning approval from the Solebury Board of Supervisors and the state Fish and Boat Commission, the dam was breached and the lake was completely drained in 2015, allowing the creek to begin to reestablish its historic course that ultimately flows to the Delaware River.

On Aug. 3, after inspecting the project, the Fish and Boat Commission signed off on the work, finalizing the transfer of the land to Solebury Township.

Stormwater Runoff Tips

A few good habits in gardening and lawn care can be a tremendous help to protecting our ground water resources. From reducing the impact of local area flooding to maintaining the quality of our drinking water, stormwater management is an important part of sustaining the Solebury ecology.

Here's a recent article from Townships Today that summarizes many of the key points to reducing stormwater runoff and protecting the quality of our waterways and ground water. Additional resources can be found here, on the Township's website.