June 17, 2021

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Dean L. Saylor Park

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
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Active since 2021
Pennsylvania, US
ACB101

Log Description

This exciting project was the result of a partnership between the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Warwick Township. While formerly started as the Saylor Park meadow seeding, over 100 volunteers came together to establish this site with over 1,200 new trees! This riparian forested buffer protects a tributary to the Santo Domingo Creek, which connects to Lititz Run before it drains to the Conestoga River. It provides numerous benefits such as shade for cooler stream temperatures, food and habitat for wildlife, reduced erosion impacts, and acts as a pollution filter. Not to mention, these native trees provide fresh air, carbon storage, and a peaceful setting for community members to enjoy! Funding was provided through a grant from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). To learn more about riparian buffer plantings visit allianceforthebay.org/PAtrees

Location

Coordinates: 40.172031, -76.301452