Thomas Rainer: April 24

Save the date!!!!

Manheim Township and Habitat MT bring you Thomas Rainer on April 24, 7:00pm at the MT Highschool!

Thomas Rainer

Designing Plant Communities: Contemporary Approaches to Mixed Planting
Join landscape architect Thomas Rainer to learn how an understanding of naturally occurring plant communities can reshape traditional landscape design aesthetics and offer new ways of looking at the native versus exotic debate. Specific strategies for adapting wild plant communities to a variety of urban and suburban settings will be explained, demonstrating ways to achieve a new level of aesthetic richness and ecological functionality in our designed landscapes. Learn how an understanding of naturally occurring plant communities can reshape traditional landscape design aesthetics and offer new ways of looking at the native versus exotic debate. Specific strategies for adapting wild plant communities to a variety of urban and suburban settings will be explained. Thomas will demonstrate ways to achieve a new level of aesthetic richness and ecological functionality in our designed landscapes.
More details to come!!!

November 13 Isaacs Fundraiser!

Bring this coupon to the Granite Run Lancaster Isaacs Restaurant location on November 13, 5pm-9pm, and donate 25%of your check to Habitat MT.  RSVP to habitatmt@gmail.com if you’d like to dine with club members at 5:30pm, or bring your friends and family and dine separately.  Take out orders also count towards the fundraiser when the following coupon is presented.  Thanks for your support! Please share!
Habitat MT Issacs Fundraiser Coupon Nov 13

July Meeting Minutes are Here!

Habitat MT Meeting July 10th

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)

Next Meeting:

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

Historic Preservation/Conservation Forum March 6th

Please join us and bring a friend or neighbor who is interested in historic and natural resource preservation.   The event is sponsored by MT Historical Society, Design Lancaster and Sierra Club.
The exact location of this free of charge event is the Board Room, on the second floor of the Manor
The forum will address:
•      The heritage of Belmont, the historic farmstead on Fruitville Pike at US Route 30 in Manheim Township which includes a quarry and several lime kilns, which is now proposed as a commercial and residential development. A descendant of the Mayer family who built Belmont will reflect on his family’s connection to the site. Other presenters such as former State Representative Roy Baldwin will discuss the ongoing project to restore the mid 1700’s Stoner House on the Overlook Park campus, and roles citizens can play in shaping the outcome of these efforts.
•      Projects and funding programs that affect natural resources such as woodlands, waterways, wetlands and wildlife habitat, and which also impact farmland and farm buildings, historic urban buildings and neighborhoods, and how citizens can organize to approach their local elected municipal governments to better protect these environmental resources.
•      The proposed natural gas pipeline in Southern Lancaster County.