Doug Tallamny, Entomologist, speaking at College of the Atlantic in 2012.
Join us for our summer activities!
Garden Maintenance Dates:
Monday, July 14
Monday, July 21
Monday, July 28
Shine only, Overlook Park, Springhouse Area (Look for “Community Volunteer” sign)
Thursday, August 14th, 5:30, Stauffer Mansion on Lititz Pike
Lancaster Native Plant and Wildlife Festival Committee Meeting:
Monday, August 18th, 6:30pm, Manheim Township Public Library
Historic Preservation/Conservation Forum March 6th
The city of Lancaster needs your help! As the city’s much celebrated Green Infrastructure plan moves forward, the stormwater management ordinance, proposed to establish a stormwater utility fee for all properties in the city, is under threat. The stormwater utility fee will be used to pay for green roofs, rain gardens, pervious paving, and other projects to manage the 1 billion gallons of polluted runoff from draining to the city’s inlets to our local waterways to the Chesapeake Bay.
But Park City Mall, one of the commercial entities with the most square footage of impervious surface in the city, is dragging its heels and is asking City Council to delay the adoption of the ordinance until they have ‘more information.’ Park City management claims that they have not had adequate time to prepare for the ordinance, despite participating with the City’s stormwater ordinance advisory committee for the past 2.5 years.
City Council President John Graupera announced that a public meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m., in Southern Market Center, 100 S. Queen St. to discuss the issue, before the final vote on Feb. 25. CBF members and supporters, we need you at this meeting to speak up in support of the city’s Green Infrastructure Plan and the stormwater utility fee.
If you are able to attend this important meeting, please contact me at email@example.com so that I can have an idea of our representation at the meeting. I will provide talking points to attendees and encourage members to make a personal statement in support of the fee and the projects that it will fund. For more information, please check out the story from this week’s Lancaster Intelligencer Journal at: http://lancasteronline.com/lancaster/news/park-city-manager-delay-city-stormwater-fees/article_a034612e-9396-11e3-a1bc-001a4bcf6878.html
Thanks for your support, and I hope to see you Wednesday!
Pennsylvania Grassroots Field Specialist
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Plant Festival Committee meeting schedule for tonight will be rescheduled. Please don’t go to the library tonight! Thanks!
The Public meeting for input on the Master Site Plans for Landis Woods, Jaycee and Perelman Parks is rescheduled for Thursday, February 27 at 6:00 PM at the Library. Please see the attached flyer for more information and plan to attend if you are able. As a reminder, please invite your resident neighbors and friends to join us as the public input portion of these plans is most important!
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