The eastern branch of Baeder Creek, one of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek’s main headwater tributaries, begins on the campus of Abington Junior High School. Along with students and partners, we will be planting a 16,000 square foot creekside buffer of 300 native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers. This project will result in improved water quality in Baeder Creek, reduced runoff and pollutants, reduced flooding downstream, improved habitat for wildlife and enhanced aesthetic appeal.
Read more about riparian buffers here.
TTF would like to thank all those who attended the meeting. Several community members, school district staff, and partners were in attendance including Commissioner John Spiegelman from Ward 11 and friends from the Abington Township Enviromental Advisory Council and Shade Tree Commission, as well as Briar Bush Nature Center. Nancy Minich of NAM Planning and Design gave a wonderful presentation explaining why the buffer is a great addition to the Abington campus.
Be a part of this planting! Be prepared to get your hands dirty! Tools and Snacks will be provided.
East Baeder Creek Riparian Buffer Planting Information:
DATE: Saturday, October 13, 2012
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001
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