Public Survey Purpose

On June 28, 2016 the East Goshen Township Board of Supervisors voted to decommission the Hershey’s Mill Dam. The dam is located on Hershey Mill Road just north of Greenhill Road on a Township property which contains 6.4 acres. The water has been drained. On January 17th, 2017 the Board of Supervisors voted that the breach in the dam will occur at the location of the former waterfall. Below the dam, the locations of stream channels will not change.  

Information about the Hersey's Mill Dam is available at:

In the fall of 2016, the Township retained Simone Collins Landscape Architecture and Princeton Hydro to develop a master plan on how the area above the dam can be developed and/or utilized for public recreation purposes and/or open space, after the dam has been breached. 

The consultants have been working with the community to determine the most desirable and advantageous use or uses for the areas above the dam. The Township has appointed a citizen committee to work with the consultants. A series of four (4) public meetings are being conducted to help determine the master plan design.  

Toward that end, Simone Collins will administer a series of three public opinion surveys about the master plan for the area above the dam. 

This is survey #2, designed to obtain feedback about the initial concept plans presented at the Jan 26th, 2017 Public Meeting.

These plans should be reviewed and printed prior to responding to the survey. You will need to look at the plans while you respond to the survey.  We also recommend that you view the entire PowerPoint presentation that can be found at the following link:

The survey is divided into three parts.  
     Part 1:  General Information
     Part 2:  Questions pertaining to the Impoundment Area Concept Plan.  
     Part 3:  Questions pertaining to the Trail Concept Map.  

This survey will be available until March 23, 2017. 

Results of this survey will be considered, along with other information obtained in public and committee meetings.  This survey will require less than 10 minutes to complete.