Thinking Earth Day and Preservation in Upper Makefield Township
Preservation in 
Upper Makefield Township

Stormwater management at the corner of Woodhill and Taylorsville Road.
Five Preservation Priorities
Preservation in Upper Makefield Township can be described as a 5-pronged approach: Land Preservation, Stormwater management, Wastewater management, Reforestation, and Recycling and Hazardous Waste Disposal. 

In 2015 and early 2016, Upper Makefield officials have acted to permanently preserve easements on Diabase Farm, reviewed stormwater management plans, and updated Act 537, the Township wastewater management plan. Our UMTree Grant program continues, as does participation in Bucks County's Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste programs. 

UMTree Grants
For Plantings Completed April through June 2016
More than 150 trees have been planted in Upper Makefield using the UMTree Grant program. You too can build Upper Makefield's arboreal future with financial help from the Upper Makefield Tree Grant Program. You may receive $25 per tree, up to 12 trees, in reimbursement when you plant native trees in riparian buffers or areas that will build wildlife habitats, such as trees that attract birds and butterflies. UMTree Grant application.

Volunteer to Protect Stormwater
Your organization may enjoy a project that would help our community! Volunteers can be gathered to coordinate a cleanup day or join our Inlet Inspector program to monitor neighborhood stormwater inlets. For details, contact Dave Kuhns, Director of Planning and Zoning. 

Earth Day at Core Creek Park 2016
Celebrate Earth Day 2016 at Core Creek Park 
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at the 1200-acre Core Creek Park in Middletown. Live entertainment, sapling giveaway. More!  

2016 Planned Road Improvements 

Township Roadway Maintenance Plans
Upper Makefield's Township budget each year includes funding for Township roadway maintenance, including drainage improvements and resurfacing. The following roads are slated for improvements in 2016.
Roadside View Spring 2016.

  • Highland Road from Woodhill Road to Wrightstown Road. Resurfacing.
  • Highland Road from Route 532 to the crossing at Hough's Creek. Resurfacing and culvert pipe replacement.
  • Little Road. Drainage and resurfacing.
  • Mount Eyre Road. Drainage improvement.
  • Slack Road. Resurfacing.
  • Street Road from Lurgan Road to Thompson Mill Road. Resurfacing.
  • Thompson Mill Road from Street Road to Eagle Road. Resurfacing and stream bank stabilization

Road Trouble? Dial 9-1-1

If you witness a vehicle accident or hazardous road condition, dial 9-1-1

Please do not leave a voice message on police or other municipal phone lines as they may only be answered during business hours. 

PennDOT's non-emergency telephone number is 215-345-6060
State Roads Within Municipal Boundaries

State Roads also run through Upper Makefield Township. Here's a list.
  • Dolington Road
  • Eagle Road from Stoopville to Stoneybrook Roads
  • General Washington Memorial Blvd.
  • Lurgan Road
  • Pineville Road
  • River Road
  • Stoneybrook Road
  • Stoopville Road
  • Street Road from Lurgan Road to the Solebury Township Line
  • Taylorsville Road
  • Washington Crossing Road
  • Windy Bush Road
  • Wrightstown Road

In Brief

Spring at Washington Crossing Historic Park.
Earned Income Tax Due Monday, April 18, 2016
Earned Income taxes are paid to Keystone Collections. You can link 
to Keystone Collections taxpayer page from our website

National Drug Takeback Event, Saturday, April 30, 2016
You may drop off unused and expired prescription drugs weekdays during business hours in our Police Department lobby. In addition, as part of the National Drug Takeback Event, you may also drop off on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more on safe drug disposal, see our website

Fireman's Carnival
May 3-7 (Tues-Sat), 2016
This year's carnival at Washington Crossing Park offers discounted tickets if you order online before opening day. Proceeds benefit the volunteer Upper Makefield Fire Company

Sign up Now for July 4 Rev Run
The annual July 4 Revolutionary Run at Washington Crossing is so popular, you'll want to sign up now for a place at the start line. Choose your race: 1-mile Fun Race, 5K Road Race and 10K Road Race.