Baldwin Borough, with the help of Penn State Extension, The Baldwin, Brentwood, Whitehall Shade Tree Commission, Churchview Farm, and many amazing groups and residents would like to help form an educational community Spotted Lantern Fly program. A small committee comprised of Margaret Mahoney, Jennifer Wernert of the Shade Tree Commission, and Baldwin Councilwoman Denise Maiden has been formed. The Spotted Lanterfly response will not eliminate the invasive species, but the intent of the group is to help our residents protect specific sites, such as gardens and outdoor decks that are determined to be most vulnerable.
Specific dates will be advertised as soon as possible. We request inclusion on the agenda for next week’s council meeting, January 17th, to provide updated information. The project will run through February and March, kicking off with an informative meeting at the Baldwin Borough Meeting room in February. Literature will be made available at the borough building and at the Baldwin Library. Trap-making events will be held at varied locations, dates and times will be available soon. The final, and possibly most important aspect of the project is our intention to connect volunteers and residents who need help. We would like any interested parties to start saving their plastic milk cartons, read up on the current information at https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly.