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Tree Vitalize Grant Benefits

Tree Planting at Yoder & Kulp Roads

Lower Salford Township Parks Department, along with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, planted 200 native trees and shrubs using funds from a  Tree Vitalize Grant on September 11, 12 and 13, 2014.  The plantings will enhance the riparian buffer previously planted along the West Branch of the Skippack Creek. 

FISH STOCKING

3 Area Ponds Stocked with Rainbow Trout

Each year in late March & early April the Township stocks the following three ponds with trout: Roth Park Pond, Briarwyck Park Pond and Alderfer Road Pond. Approximately 600 trout are stocked over these three ponds. An additional 400 trout are restocked in the same ponds 2 weeks later.

This year, the ponds will be stocked on March 24 and again on April 8, 2014.

Fish Stocking

Township TreeVitalize Grant results in 350 new trees & shrubs in Briarwyck Park

The Township is pleased to announce that we have received a TreeVitalize Grant and will be planting 350 trees and shrubs in Briarwyck Park. Planting will be on September 11th from 1-4 and again on September 14th from 10-2. The Township, along with the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, will be planting the upper open space area along the tributary leading to the Indian Creek. The Parks Department will be placing flags locating the trees and shrubs and also digging the holes prior to the planting. Residents in that area may see additional street parking from the volunteers during these days. The Township will also have a long-term maintenance plan for the area. The Public Works Department is also in the process of starting year one of a three-year project stabilizing the stream bank of the tributary.

HECKLERFEST

The 2014 Hecklerfest is August 23rd

click here for this year's flyer of information!

European Water Chestnut

Local Waterway Invasion

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INVASIVE PLANT

W.S.Hancock Society

"War on the Doorstep:Aftermath of the Civil War's Bloodiest Day"

The. W.S. Hancock Society presented their "War on the Doorstep: Aftermath of the Civil War's Bloodiest Day" event under beautiful skies on May 19th & 20th at The Jacob Reiff Homestead. The Society hopes to make this an annual event. This was presented in partnership with the Lower Salford Historical Society and

Lower Salford Township.

 

HERBFEST

The 2014 event will be on May 3rd. Refer back to this page for more details as they become available.

The Heckler Plains Folklife Society and Lower Salford Historical Society held their 2013 Herb Festival and Plant Sale on May 4th at the Heckler Plains Farmstead.  The Historical Interpretive Branch of the W.S. Hancock Society was there again this year to demonstrate farm life in the 1820's as well. The program took visitors back to life during the Federal Period of the 1820’s to see how the people of rural Pennsylvania prepared for the spring planting. At the same time, the Herb Festival still has all their usual events, including culinary, fragrant and medicinal plants, annuals and prennials for sale, craft vendors as well as pies in the original bake oven. For more information about The W. S. Hancock Society, go to www.wshancocksociety.org.  Information about our local historical societies can be found on the Contacts & Links page and History page of this website. Proceeds from the event benefit the children’s colonial education programs at the Heckler Farmstead.   For more information call 215-822-7422 or 610-584-6913.

HERB FEST PHOTO GALLERY

HECKLER PLAINS FARMSTEAD

Joan DiMaria, President of the HPFS, tends to the herb garden-click on photos to enlarge

Gina Carl explains the wool process to an inquisitive visitor as Rachael Smith churns butter in the background. Both ladies are with the W.S. Hancock Society

   

Rachael Smith spinning and carding wool at the 2013 Herb Festival at the Heckler Farmstead

Birdseye view of the Herb Festival from the window of the restored bedroom in the house.
   

Crafters set-up in front of the 1761 Rhine-Valley Bottom barn at the Heckler farm.

Margie Gehlhaus is cooking a ham stew over the fire
   

Bruce Stocking, Historian and Educational Program Coordinator for the W.S. Hancock Society, sits by the wood stove

In this photo, Rick Gehlhaus, a tobacconist, is demonstrating how pipe tobacco and cigars were made.
   

Bruce Stocking and Ray Steinmetz, from the W.S. Hancock Society chat with visitors in the Heckler House.

 

 

Herb Fest

Historical Society

2011 Christmas House Tour Photo Gallery

The Heckler Plains Folklife Society and the Lower Salford Historical Society gave tours of three historic Lower Salford Parks' homes during the holidays. Click below to see these homes decorated in their Christmas finery, each depicting the century from which they came.


Bergey Mill Farmstead - 19th Century

Heckler Plains Farmstead - 18th Century

The Reiff Farmhouse - Transition home-both 18th & 19th Centuries

WalMart Employees Help

Beautify Roth Park

WalMart Manager Jason Welesko and fellow employees planted flowers at the gazebo and along the pond at Roth Park on June 1st. WalMart employees have been helping with painting and planting projects at the park the last several years as part of their commitment to community involvement. They did a lot of work but had fun along the way. The Board of Supervisors and Park Board really appreciate their contribution and send a big thank you their way! (click on the photos to enlarge)

           

SAVE JR. DOES EARTH DAY PROJECT

Thanks go out to members of Save Jr. for cleaning up the litter in the Township open space and in the creek along the trail between Yoder Road and Main Street on April 17th.  The Board of Supervisors and Park Board really appreciate it when community members get involved in beautifying our parks.  Not only did Save Jr. do something nice for the earth, it looks like they had a really fun time!  Thanks again for a job well done! (click on photos to enlarge)

 

 

 

Township Connects Trails

 

In the Fall of 2009, members of the Public Works Department worked to connect two existing trails through Township Open Space. The trails connected were Cutleaf Circle and Belle Lane. Crew members installed the abutments in October and by November were ready to set the bridge in place.

At left is the crane lowering the bridge into place and below, crew members guide the bridge onto the abutments.

 

 

PLANTING COMPLETED IN TOWNSHIP OPEN SPACE

The Township and the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy wants to thank the volunteers who came out on Saturday morning, October 11, 2008 to plant over 400 tress, shrubs, and plants at the corner of Kulp and Yoder Roads. Over 90 volunteers, including township residents, Boy Scout Pack 105 from Schwenksville and Pack 79 from Souderton, and students from Perkiomen Valley High School donated 231 volunteer hours. The plantings will help to establish better wildlife habitat and improve the water quality along the West Branch of the Skippack Creek that meanders through the Township Open Space. The project was planted with TreeVitalize funds.

 

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