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July, 2015
In order to prevent mowing damage to the Oak trees that are planted along Stricklersville Rd in front of the Flint Hill Crossing development, the London Britain Land Trust had mulch beds put around each tree.



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 Spring 2013 Clean-Up Day - Results
Thanks to all who pitched in yesterday. Along with our community volunteers, we managed to perform some weeding in the beds in the MDG parking area, picked-up trash along the southern edge of the meadow and removed a considerable amount of invasive plants along the woods edge from the woodland walkway to the stream that runs through the planted tree areas.
All in all, a pretty productive morning.

The Group



The Trash



The Horsepower




Volunteers are needed for the
  Spring Clean-up Day

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

9:00 a.m. until noon
(Rain Date: Saturday April 20th)

efforts will focus on general maintenance in the meadows and woods
edges of  the Mason Dixon Greenway

     ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A
COMMEMORATIVE LAND TRUST T-SHIRT!

for details and to register:


call the London Britain Township Land Trust @
610-255-0388 (ext. #5)
or

 
send an e-mail to: ck.lbtlt@verizon.net
with

 “Volunteer” in the subject line

Click here to download this information in a PDF file


Announcing:
A new Friends Group supporting the White Clay Creek:




A volunteer community service organization committed to supporting Pennsylvania’s White Clay Creek Preserve through improvement/maintenance projects, educational programs and fund raising efforts.

Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve (PA) was chartered by a group of concerned citizens to support the Pennsylvania portion of the White Clay Creek Preserve and Park system in March 2012. It is a local chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping all of Pennsylvania’s state parks, forests and preserves.

Check it out at:
http://friendsofpawccp-org.doodlekit.com/home


SECOND Spring 2012 Clean-Up Day - Results

The weather was great and about a dozen volunteers arrived between 8:30 and 9:00. There was a full plate of things to work on and because the weather was so nice, people continued work up through 12:30 and we accomplished most of the planned tasks.


People started showing up at 8:30. The weather was a little cool but was great within the hour.


The first task was to put out the remaining mulch along the paths down by the woods.


People also took the time to weed some of the new mulch beds by the parking area.


By 10:00 this area was done and everyone moved on to the second work area by Stricklersville Road.


From here, multiple projects were going on at the same time (trash pickup, pulling stakes, cutting invasives.)


The oaks are doing great so it was time to remove the stakes and ties from them.

Some of the invasive plants along the woods edge got cut but there is still more to do here.
This could be an entire clean up day all by itself.


Cutting invasives and removing tree stakes and ties and trimming lower and dead branches.



An unexpected gift from an anonymous donor (tires, garbage, an old sink, and a bicycle frame, and more)

Heading for Home


 (Some - but not all - of today's volunteers)

 Thanks Again to Everyone Who Participated on this Very Successful Clean-up


Click Here to download the PDF file announcing the Cleanup                                                 



Spring 2012 Clean-Up Day - Results

 

Agenda: Our planned work was in three areas of the Mason Dixon Greenway-South.
                (See very bottom of web page for a map of the work locations)


Area #1 – Woodlands along Strickersville Rd. between Durham Dr. and Reynard Dr.

Remove trash and debris from the entire area

Remove woody stemmed invasive materials from woods and woodland edges

Re-stake trees that need further structural support – Remove stakes/tubes on mature trees

Remove tree tubes for cleaning and replace to prevent ‘deer rub’

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Area #2 – CREP Tree Area and Meadow - intersection of Flint Hill and Strickersville Rd.

Remove trash and debris from the entire area

Re-stake trees that need further structural support – Remove stakes/tubes on mature trees

Remove tree tubes for cleaning and replace to prevent ‘deer rub’

 

Area #3 – Woodland Walkway – below parking lot on Flint Hill Rd.

Remove trash and debris from the entire area

Mulch short pathways to picnic tables

Sweeping/raking of walkway

Removal of old ‘No Trespassing’ signs


With the help of 32+ volunteers, and after a cold and windy start, all work planned for Areas 2 & 3 was completed. We again worked in the meadows/CREP area cleaning up debris, removing/picking up trees tubes and stakes. We also started removing invasive plants at the woods edge near the woodland walkway. A third group placed mulch at the picnic tables and benches along the woodland walkway. Three full pickup trucks worth of trash, spent tree tubes, and stakes were removed from the area. The "gator" tree watering bags and some of the stakes were removed from the large Scarlet Oaks along Strickersville Road.

Time ran out before work could be started in Area #1 between Brunswick Lane and Reynard Drive (removing trash and invasive plants),  which in retrospect, is really a full project all by itself.
Many of our volunteers suggested we meet again to do this so we are looking into  a separate clean-up day just for Area #1, possibly in April.  Details will be posted here if that becomes definite.

      Thanks Again to Everyone Who Participated on this Very Successful Clean-up.



People started showing up at 8:30 and by 9:00 we had a full parking lot and over 30 volunteers.


One group started immediately on mulching benches and tables down by the woodland path.


Stream Overlook by the woods edge.


One of those newly-mulched benches.


The Overlook.


The view to the right while standing in the Overlook.


The view to the left while standing in the Overlook.


The Woodland Path - looking mostly South from the woods edge by the Overlook.


The tree tube/stake volunteers start to work.


                                        Starting from here, work on the trees/stakes continued around the edge of the greenway all the way to Stricklersville Road.


Everyone helped out - volunteers of all ages.


Some trees were right near mowed paths, others were in the center of fields, and some were in the middle of four foot plus tall grasses.


At the top near Stricklersville Road, now making a second pass, this time heading South.



A lot got done in three hours with 30+ people and by noon people were tired and ready to head out.


Work Locations




Click Here to download the PDF file announcing the Cleanup





SECOND Spring 2012 Clean-Up Day
Volunteers Needed



Click Here to download the PDF file announcing the Cleanup

Spring 2012 Clean-Up Day - Results
 

Agenda: Our planned work was in three areas of the Mason Dixon Greenway-South.
                (See very bottom of web page for a map of the work locations)


Area #1 – Woodlands along Strickersville Rd. between Durham Dr. and Reynard Dr.

Remove trash and debris from the entire area

Remove woody stemmed invasive materials from woods and woodland edges

Re-stake trees that need further structural support – Remove stakes/tubes on mature trees

Remove tree tubes for cleaning and replace to prevent ‘deer rub’

Area #2 – CREP Tree Area and Meadow - intersection of Flint Hill and Strickersville Rd.

Remove trash and debris from the entire area

Re-stake trees that need further structural support – Remove stakes/tubes on mature trees

Remove tree tubes for cleaning and replace to prevent ‘deer rub’

Area #3 – Woodland Walkway – below parking lot on Flint Hill Rd.

Remove trash and debris from the entire area

Mulch short pathways to picnic tables

Sweeping/raking of walkway

Removal of old ‘No Trespassing’ signs


With the help of 32+ volunteers, and after a cold and windy start, all work planned for Areas 2 & 3 was completed. We again worked in the meadows/CREP area cleaning up debris, removing/picking up trees tubes and stakes. We also started removing invasive plants at the woods edge near the woodland walkway. A third group placed mulch at the picnic tables and benches along the woodland walkway. Three full pickup trucks worth of trash, spent tree tubes, and stakes were removed from the area. The "gator" tree watering bags and some of the stakes were removed from the large Scarlet Oaks along Strickersville Road.

Time ran out before work could be started in Area #1 between Brunswick Lane and Reynard Drive (removing trash and invasive plants),  which in retrospect, is really a full project all by itself.
Many of our volunteers suggested we meet again to do this so we are looking into  a separate clean-up day just for Area #1, possibly in April.  Details will be posted here if that becomes definite.

 Thanks Again to Everyone Who Participated on this Very Successful Clean-up.



People started showing up at 8:30 and by 9:00 we had a full parking lot and over 30 volunteers.


One group started immediately on mulching benches and tables down by the woodland path.


Stream Overlook by the woods edge.


One of those newly-mulched benches.


The Overlook.


The view to the right while standing in the Overlook.


The view to the left while standing in the Overlook.


The Woodland Path - looking mostly South from the woods edge by the Overlook.


The tree tube/stake volunteers start to work.


Starting from here, work on the trees/stakes continued around the edge of the greenway all the way
to Stricklersville Road.



Everyone helped out - volunteers of all ages.


Some trees were right near mowed paths, others were in the center of fields, and some were in the
 middle of four foot plus tall grasses.



At the top near Stricklersville Road, now making a second pass, this time heading South.


A lot got done in three hours with 30+ people and by noon people were tired and ready to head out.


Work Locations




Click Here to download the PDF file announcing the Cleanup

Spring 2012 Clean-Up Day - Details Added

Thank-you to those agreeing to help us with our Spring Clean-up Day! Listed below is an agenda for our planned work. If you have an interest in working on or in a specific area send me an e-mail and I’ll place you in the group who’ll be responsible for handling that work. If you have no preference we’ll assign you to a team Saturday morning. There are suggestions for some tools that you may want to bring along to complete the work for each area.

Sign in will be at the parking lot along Strickersville Rd. between 8:45 and 9:00AM. See below for a map indicating the parking area and one of the planned work areas.

Students from AGCS should bring along a copy of the Community Service form to be signed at the conclusion of the morning. Also, students from AGCS under the age of 16 should have a parent or guardian with them for supervision purposes.

Should we need to postpone the event to due foul weather, I will e-mail everyone Friday evening.

If you have any questions or concerns, leave a message at ck.lbtlt@verizon.net or

610-255-0388 ext. 5 and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks Again

Agenda:

Our planned work will be in three areas of the Mason Dixon Greenway-South.

Area #1 – Woodlands along Strickersville Rd. between Durham Dr. and Reynard Dr.

Goals for the day:

Remove trash and debris from the entire area

Remove woody stemmed invasive materials from woods and woodland edges

Re-stake trees that need further structural support – Remove stakes/tubes on mature trees

Remove tree tubes for cleaning and replace to prevent ‘deer rub’

 

Tools needed:

pruning shears          loping shears                        yard carts/wheelbarrows

 

Area #2 – CREP Tree Area and Meadow - intersection of Flint Hill and Strickersville Rd.

Goals for the day:

Remove trash and debris from the entire area

Re-stake trees that need further structural support – Remove stakes/tubes on mature trees

Remove tree tubes for cleaning and replace to prevent ‘deer rub’

 

Tools needed:

pruning shears          loping shears                        yard carts/wheelbarrows

 

Area #3 – Woodland Walkway – below parking lot on Flint Hill Rd.

Goals for the day:

Remove trash and debris from the entire area

Mulch short pathways to picnic tables

Sweeping/raking of walkway

Removal of old ‘No Trespassing’ signs

 

Tools needed:

pruning shears          loping shears                       yard carts/wheelbarrows     leaf rakes

push brooms             pitchforks       shovels          soil rakes

 

Dress for conditions:

apply generous amounts of insect repellant (deer ticks are abundant in this area)

wear sturdy work boots

wear work gloves

wear heavy weight clothing (beware of barbs on multi-flora rose stems)

Click Here to download the above Cleanup Day Details in a printable PDF file




Click Here to download the PDF file announcing the Cleanup

Current plans are for everyone to park at the new parking area just off Flint Hill road just south of Stricklersville Rd.
Since the planned work areas are off Stricklersville Rd, we will shuttle people over to the work site.
See the map below for where to park and where we will be working.


White Clay Watershed: Public & Protected Lands

Click on the link above to view/download a PDF document showing all lands
in the White Clay Creek area that are "Protected".


This includes lands that are :

under easement (conservation or agricultural)
part of a preserve
part of a homeowners association
part of a park system
and
acquired for preservation after 2000

(The full PDF has all of the watershed plus the color key explanations)

Below is a subset of land in London Britain Township:
(stars = Acquired after 2000)
map


Fall 2011 Clean-Up Day at LOT #5

November 19, 2011 - 9:00-12:00


Starting
The day started out cold (just over freezing) but it warmed up as the morning went on. The sky was clear and the ground was not too muddy.

Arriving
People started showing up at 8:30 and work started between 8:45 and 9:00 am.

Working
20 volunteers worked to check the trees and clean up or replace the protective tubes.

Working2
Although these trees were planted in 2004, the same year as the ones at Flint Hill Crossing, because of the better soil and more water most
 were much larger than those at Flint Hill Crossing.  A majority of the trees were so large that they no longer needed their protective tubes.


Working3
 Working on the CREP (Conservation Resource Enhancement Program) trees.

Scenic
  A view looking towards the East - showing part of Lot #5 that is across the stream.

Working4
  By 11:00 or so, most of the work was done and it was time to clean-up.

Cleaning
          Up
Cleaning-up after the Clean-Up. Tubes that were removed from the CREP trees were either
 disposed of if damaged or kept for re-use if they were still in good shape.
We accomplished everything we had set out to do and were done by 11:30 thanks to a lot of good work by the volunteers.


Click Here to download the PDF file announcing the Cleanup


Volunteers are needed for the
  Fall Clean-up Day

Saturday, November 19, 2011

9:00 a.m. until noon

Our efforts will focus on general maintenance in the meadows and woods
edges of  the Mason Dixon Greenway at the entrance to the Greenway on Elbow Lane

     ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A
COMMEMORATIVE LAND TRUST T-SHIRT!

for details and to register:

 
send an e-mail to: ck.lbtlt@verizon.net
with

 “Volunteer” in the subject line
or
leave a message at
the London Britain Township Office @ 610-255-0388 (ext. #5)

Click here to download this information in a PDF file

Click here to see a Map of the Entrance off of Elbow Lane
Click here to see a zoomed Map of the Entrance off of Elbow Lane

Entrance to the Mason Dixon Greenway as seen from Elbow Lane.



Early 2011 Clean-Up Day at the Mason Dixson Greenway

Despite having to have been rescheduled from its orginally planned date due to saturated ground (MUD!)
about 30+ volunteers worked the morning of Saturday, March 05th on maintenance of the meadows.


Training
Volunteers got a training session at the start on how to check the trees and clean up or replace the protective tubes.


Working
The Meadow (Corner of Striklersville & Flint Hill Roads)


Working
 Working on the CREP (Conservation Resource Enhancement Program) trees.

Click Here to download the PDF file announcing the Cleanup



Fall 2010 Clean-Up Day at the Mason Dixson Greenway

Despite having to have been rescheduled from its orginally planned date due to saturated ground (MUD!)
about 15 volunteers worked the morning of Saturday, November 20th on maintenance of the meadows and wood edges.



Group Picture
The Group

Setting off for work
Starting Work

 Working on the CREP (Conservation Resource Enhancement Program) trees.
Working on the CREP Trees

Surrounded by CREP

Cutting the invasive vines and bushes
Cutting the invasives

Click Here to download the PDF file announcing the Cleanup



 June 2004 nature walk along the Mason Dixon trail.
 click here or on the photo below for details



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