Ferguson Township will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting April 28

Date: March 14, 2018


 

 

Ferguson Township Elementary Environmental Club students will plant 200 - 400 trees in the Township in celebration of Arbor Day. The project will support the Plant for the Planet organization's goal of planting 1 trillion trees globally.

In cooperation with Ferguson Township and community partners, the local tree planting will take place at the Township's Arbor Day Celebration, 9 am - 1 pm Saturday, April 28, at "Owens Drive Park."

This stormwater management plot behind the West College Avenue Waffle Shop is accessed from Owens Drive, abuts Blue Course Drive, and extends to the rear yards of some residential properties on Conover Lane and McBath Street.

The group aims to work toward developing a passive recreation area at the site, in addition to reforesting with native tree species such as black locust, hickory, aspen, and grey dogwoods to establish a habitat for upland birds. A shared use bike and pedestrian path and a pollinator plot are also being considered for the site. Their goal is to create an inviting forest oasis for local residents to enjoy, as well as a continuous learning and involvement opportunity for Ferguson Township Elementary and other community school students.

The Ferguson Township Tree Commission and new Parks and Recreation Committee will review future plans as a master plan for the property is developed.

Learn more, and submit your suggestions for naming the park

Current partners for this event include Ferguson Township, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Central PA Pheasants Forever, the Ferguson Township Elementary Environmental Club, and the Penn State EcoAction Club.

The Ferguson Township Elementary Environmental Club is raising funds for this project, and the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors has appropriated $2,400 to help support it.

Questions about the project may be directed to mailto:PAPlanting4Kids@gmail.com, or to Lance King, Township Arborist, at lking@twp.ferguson.pa.us

Ferguson Township Arbor Day Celebration
9 am - 1 pm 
Saturday, April 28
Owens Drive Park
Light refreshments will be provided

Photo Gallery of "Owens Drive Park" site