NEWS & EVENTS
The Environmental Advisory Council agenda for the meeting of August 26, 2019 has been posted. Please click here to view.
Warminster Township will be hosting two information sessions open to the public to discuss information related to the possible sale of the water and sewer systems. One session will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 2:00 PM. The second session will be held on Thursday, September 12th at 6:00 PM. Both will take place in the Township Public Meeting Room, 401 Gibson Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974.
The sessions are designed to briefly explain the financial issues, allow residents to ask questions about the impact of a sale, and see the financial model used to project future cash flows.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Warminster Township, located at 401 Gibson Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974, will receive sealed bids until 11:00 A.M., prevailing time on September 5, 2019, at which time and place the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud for:
CN 2019-08 Five Ponds Golf Course Irrigation Project
The end of general assistance is already hurting vulnerable Pennsylvanians and the people who help them right here in our district. Keystone Opportunity Center recently stepped in to help Cheryl, who told them: “I don’t know what I am to do. [General assistance] helps with my essentials, bus fare, and laundry. Can Keystone Opportunity Center help me?”
Senator Maria Collett is partnering with the Keystone Opportunity Center to collect essential items for community members like Cheryl looking for assistance with these urgent needs. You can bring donations to my district offices through September 2 or directly to Keystone Opportunity Center. They are especially desperate for air conditioning units for the families they help house!
We hear a lot about invasive insects like the Spotted Lantern Fly and Emerald Ash Borer that decimate (or have the potential to) trees in native and agricultural habitats. As we have learned in part of our Environmental Educational Series, invasive plants can be just as destructive to our native ecosystems. Fall is the time where a lot of these plants are setting fruit and seed. When birds and other critters eat these seeds and fruits they spread and invade natural, agricultural, and residential areas. This on its surface may not seem like a scenario that is all that bad, but when you consider all the pesticides and tax payer dollars that go into eradicating these weeds and other plants, the issue becomes a little more clear. Tree of heaven (host plant of Spotted Lantern Fly), multiflora rose, burning bush, Japanese barberry, Russian and autumn olive are just a few of the invasive species that are setting fruit now and thus spread by wildlife at this time. If you see these plants growing in your property, steps can be taken to reduce spread – removal or pruning/cutting back to remove flowers/fruit.
This is also a time to consider some fall planting with native plants that are perfect for birds and pollinators!
Yarrow, bee balm, milk weeds, phlox, black eyed susan, coneflower, aster, goldenrod, foam flower, joe pye weed, tickseed, sunflower, beard tongue, columbine, gayfeather, serviceberry, blueberry, snakeroot, paw paw, button bush, new jersey tea, redbud, flowering dogwood, spicebush, summer sweet, and coral honeysuckle are good choices.
Be sure to meet with us every 4th Monday to discuss the environmental issues that are concerning you in our township, state, and beyond!
Engaging in sustainable landscaping will increase your chances of encountering the wonders of nature on a daily basis. Registering your property with Audubon Pennsylvania will ensure that you get up-to-the-minute information on events in your region and opportunities to interact with experts and like-minded landowners around the state. It’s free to register. Adding a yard sign will pique the interest of your neighbors! Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, with over 100 years of community science involvement. It is an early-winter
bird census, where thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, and many countries in the Western Hemisphere go out over a 24-hour period on one calendar day to count birds. A map view of the circles expected to be included in the 119th CBC can be found here: https://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/ index.html?appid=fadfb421e95f4949bde20c29a38228bd
If you’re interested in participating next season, check out the map to find a count near you; more circles will be added as they are approved. Green and yellow circles are open for new participants, and red circles are full. Please contact compilers by email using the information from the pop-ups on the map.