FREE Webinar on Community Forestry Issues in Emergency Event Recovery

Community Forestry Issues in Emergency Event Recovery – Webinar

Presented by Shawn Kauffman, Centre Region Emergency Management Coordinator

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12 pm – 1pm (EDT)

Where: Webinar online at

Cost: Free

Shawn Kauffman is the Centre Region Emergency Management Coordinator based in State College, Pennsylvania. He has served since 1988, and continues as Assistant Chief of the Alpha Fire Company in the State College area. He served for more than nine years during that period as Fire Inspector and Life Safety Education Coordinator for Centre Region Code Administration. In this webinar, Shawn will discuss management of community forestry issues in emergency event recovery such as downed trees after severe storms.

Continuing Education Units: One Continuing Education Credit for PA Registered Landscape Architects, Society of American Foresters (CFEs), and PLNA Certified Horticulturalist (PCH) will be offered to attendees. International Society of Arboriculture CEUs will be awarded with 80% score on post-presentation quiz. Certificates of attendance will be provided after the program.

FEMA has Reclassified Properties in Several Large Areas of Bristol Township for Flood Insurance

FEMA has released new maps for public review.  The new maps – also known as digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) –reflect current flood risks.  These new maps are available at the Bristol Township Administration Building for Bristol Township residents to review.

Residents shall investigate if their property in Bristol Township has been added to a higher flood risk zone, known as a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).  If a property owner is located in the new higher-risk area and has a mortgage from a federally-regulated lender, then by federal law, the lender must require the owner to carry flood insurance at the time the flood maps become effective.  The required flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a federally underwritten program provided by nearly 100 insurance companies and written through licensed insurance agents.  Lower-cost “Preferred Risk Policy” options are offered by the NFIP, for properties being mapped into higher-risk areas for the first time.  For more information on flood insurance, you may want to visit the National Flood Insurance Program’s website,

If there has been an error in the reclassification of the effected property, the owner must file a protest or appeal with FEMA.  To learn more about the appeal process, see FEMA’s Criteria for Appeals of Flood Insurance Rate Maps Section 3.1 available through
Click Here To Read the Official Press Release

5Th Annual Potluck Dinner

G.O.A.L. looks forward to seeing all our volunteers and supporters!
Please R.S.V.P. To with your food contribution.
Go to to see what’s on the menu.

Pot Luck 2016

Invasive Vine Removal Part III

Join us for Invasive Vine Removal Part III

November 21, 2015

GOAL Invasive Vine Removal

Wooded area Green Lane and Mill Creek Parkway.

We Start at 9am and finish at 1pm with lunch.

Rain Date: November 22, same time & place.

America Recycles Day Poster Contest

America Recycles Day Poster Contest sponsored by the Bristol Township

Environmental Advisory Council and G.O.A.L.

Celebrate the environment by participating in the America Recycles Day Poster Contest sponsored by the Bristol Township Environmental Advisory Council and G.O.A.L. (Greenbelt Overhaul America recycles day poster contestAlliance of Levittown).

We invite you and your students to help take this environmental message to the community. The contest theme and artwork should reflect: Recycling for a Greener Bristol Township.

All winning posters will be displayed in the newly renovated Bristol Township Municipal Building at 2501 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007.

The contest is open to all students grades K through 12. Student must reside in Bristol Township . .

  • One first place winner: $100 prize
  •  Six Honorable Mention winners: $25 prize

America Recycles Day Poster Contest Rules:

The poster should reflect Recycling for a Greener Bristol Township in good quality, communicative art. No company, product, or individual names may appear on the poster. Poster must be created with crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paint on white 8 1/2″ X 11″ paper. Computer-generated art will NOT be accepted. Posters will not be returned and the decision of the judges is final. The identification form below must be placed on the back of the poster. Deadline is Friday, October 30, 2015. Please click the link below to download the poster and contest entry identification document.

America Recycles Day Poster Contest 2015

Estate Sale 6 Freedom Lane Farmbrook Section


Estate Sale 6 Freedom Lane

There will be an Estate Sale this Saturday and Sunday  August 29th and 30th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 6 Freedom Lane in the Farmbrook section of sale 6 freedom lane levittown pa

Some of the things that they will be selling are listed below.

  • Church pew
  • Camping gear
  • camping chairs
  • 12 foot boat, motor and trailer
  • mens shoes
  • clothing
  • 5 foot cargo net
  • commercial dehydrator
  • bikes
  • wine rack
  • old bubble gum machine
  • New mower in box
  • new tiller in box
  • and much more



Dale Frazier Founder of G.O.A.L. (Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown) Dies at 58

Levittown Environmentalist and G.O.A.L. Founder Dale Frazier Dies at 58

I am saddened to report today the loss of a great friend, teacher and mentor Dale Frazier. As I write this article I think back to how I met Dale and the impact that he has had, not just on the Dale Frazier Levittown G.O.A.L.environment but on everything around him. I remember him making sure that we had wood to burn for heat and a way to cook when we all lost power during Hurricane Sandy. He made sure that everyone was able to get through tough times and I always will remember that he was always there for anyone in need. He volunteered for many other things; for example he volunteered to help serve at the Masonic Temple Thanksgiving dinners for the last 25 years. I honestly don’t know where he got the time or energy to accomplish so many things and do them with heart.

Dale Frazier also accomplished something that many will never do in a lifetime. He left a legacy–now and hopefully for many generations to come. We can look at the Levittown greenbelts and see patches of woods with native trees and wildflowers. When people pass, sometimes a tree is planted in their memory. In his passing Dale left us with a little piece of nature to remember him. I feel fortunate to have been his friend and a G.O.A.L. volunteer.  Dale had a way of getting people involved and, thanks to him, Levittown is a bit nicer for the people and the wildlife in the area.

Thanks to my friend Dale I am involved with the Bristol Township EAC and admin of this blog. He will be missed but most importantly he will be remembered for all his hard work and all he has done to improve the environment and the attitude of the Levittown and Bristol township community.

May Dale R.I.P.

Juan Garces

Link to Courier Times Article

Link to Levittown G.O.A.L. website


Free Composting Seminar

Free Composting Seminar sponsored by the Bristol Township Environmental Advisory Council

Penn State Horticulture Educator, Kathleen Salisbury will be presenting a Free Composting Seminar sponsored by the Bristol Township Environmental Council

Home Composting/ Special Yard Waste Collection  When? on Wed March 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM

  Where? in the Township Senior Center @ 2501 Bath Rd, Bristol, PA.

  Door Prize!!! There will be a Black Earth Machine Backyard Composter as a door prize.

 Please register at 

Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown Potluck Dinner Tribute & Roast to Founder

Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown Potluck Dinner

Tribute & Roast to Founder Dale Frazier

All are invited to the G.O.A.L, Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown Potluck dinner, Tribute & Roast to Founder Dale Frazier.

Saturday, February, 7th 2015, 4:00-7:00PM

Greenblet OVerhaul Alliance of Levittown

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Free admittance to all. Just bring your favorite dish.

Door prizes!!

Chinese Auction!!!

Ambient electronic music will be provided by local artists “The Melting Transistor”.

The G.O.A.L, Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown  potluck tribute & Roast is taking place at the Bristol Township Senior Center, 2501 Bath Road, Bristol Township, PA 19007.

Contact Ellen Miller at to let her know what potluck dish of choice you will be bringing.

Note: Proceeds from the auction to offset GOAL, Greenbelt Overhaul Alliance of Levittown founder Dale Frazier’s medical expenses.

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Bristol Township Special Yard Waste Collection

Bristol Township Special Yard Waste Collection Next Week

Due to late fall weather, the Township will hold a special yard waste collection next week.

All leaves and yard waste left for collection must be at the curb by Monday, December 15 at 7 a.m. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected. Please note these guidelines:

Place yard waste in rigid container or biodegradable paper bags
– Branches must be cut into lengths less than 4 feet long
– Branches should be tied or bundled with string or twine

Depending on the volume of yard waste, it may take approximately one week to complete the collection. If the collection is missed, yard waste can still be disposed of as trash in the 95-gallon green refuse container.

Home Composting/ Special Yard Waste CollectionAs an green alternative, residents are encouraged to try chopping up moderate amounts of leaves with a mulching lawnmower.

After next week, yard waste collection will resume in April 2015.