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Newtown Township Approves Residents' Plan to Plant Native Trees in Roberts Ridge Park

Newtown Township Approves Residents' Plan to Plant Native Trees in Roberts Ridge Park | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

At the September 11, 2019, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Elen Snyder – a resident of the Windermere development on Lower Dolington Road – presented a proposal to enhance the use, appeal and ecological health of Roberts Ridge Park and its watershed through native tree planting project(s).

 

Township Manager Micah Lewis – who was trained as a landscape architect – endorsed the plan, which the supervisors voted unanimously in favor of.

 

Donations will be collected from local residents, with an initial goal of planting 32 trees. “I am collecting donations from residents now and plan to start planting trees on Saturday, November 9, 2019,” said Ms. Snyder, founder of Friends of Roberts Ridge Park, a group of local residents.

 

The donation for each tree is $70, which includes deer protection, stakes, mulch, and a dedication plaque. “Education about native trees and how they help battle pollution and give a home to the insect community will be given to all of the kids (and grownups) at the time of planting,” said Ms. Snyder.

johnmacknewtown's insight:

I am very pleased that residents and local area environmentalists are supporting this plan. Not only does it provide a much-needed boost to the Township’s Pollution Reduction Plan, it also enhances the open space of the park for recreational activities such as flag football organized by residents and children's ‘Super Soccer Stars’ classes organized by the Township’s Parks and Recreation Department. It's a win-win for the Township, proving that there is such a thing as ROE – Return on Environment.

 

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