Rain Garden Coming to Roof Park
A team of York County Master Watershed Stewards with the Penn State Extension, including several township residents, are taking the lead and working with Fairview Township to design and install a rain garden in Roof Park. “What is a Rain Garden? A rain garden is a planted depression that soaks up rainwater runoff from roofs, driveways, walkways, and compacted lawn areas—water that would otherwise carry pollutants directly to our streams. Rain gardens soak up 30 percent more water than an equivalent patch of lawn.”(Penn State Extension…https://extension.psu.edu/an Introduction to Rain Gardens (psu.edu) Fairview Township will be providing the plants, mulch, and other supplies as well as heavy equipment. Construction is expected to begin sometime in May of 2021 and completed by the end of June 2021. The rain garden will be located adjacent to the walking path within Roof Park and will include only native plants. This will help reduce stormwater runoff. It will capture runoff from the area adjacent to the path and allow it to infiltrate back into the ground and the evapotranspiration process to take place. Native plants also help reduce runoff pollutants, such as excess nitrogen, and provide food for pollinators. Additionally rain gardens are very aesthetically pleasing and provide an educational opportunity for children and adults. Fairview Township continues to look for ways to further engage the community in stormwater management projects and educational opportunities by seeking other locations to install or retrofit other Stormwater BMPs. If you think you may have a location, please contact Paul Rodrigo, MS4 Coordinator @ 717-901-5298.
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The Red Land Senior Center is working in conjunction with other centers to bring you programs. Check out the Links below for details!!!
Senior centers throughout York County are collaborating to provide virtual programming for seniors. There are two links below: one is general information about the collaboration and the other are the specific programs to give you an idea of what we are offering.
York County Senior Center Virtual Programs
York AARP Tax-Aide Foundation-Free tax prep(federal, state or local) for anyone over 50!!!
See links below for more valuable info!
2021 Client Poster (York) 2021 Release
TOWNSHIP EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
Fairview Township encourages all residents and businesses(if you have not already done so) to enroll in the Township's Emergency Notification system. The system is only used for notification of neighborhood-level public safety and community information(i.e. snowstorms, road closures, etc.)
To be alerted of these events, you register, using one of the 2 methods outlined below:
- Using the Township's WEB SITE, click on the Alerts icon located on the upper right side of the Township's home page and fill in the information requested.
- Or, text the word FAIRVIEWTWP to 888777. (Be sure to click on FAIRVIEWTWP)
Protecting Open Space
See links below to learn more and take a survey concerning your opinion on protecting open space in York County!!!
Open Space protection survey announcement
Survey table tent
Northeastern Senior Center Providing Home Delivered Meals
The “Home Delivered Meals Program” is designed to provide a well-balanced daily meal to homebound older adults who are unable to prepare adequate meals for themselves and have no means for assuring healthful nutrition. Meals are delivered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, The Northeastern Senior Center is seeking volunteers for home delivered meals, please call (717) 266-1400 if you are interested. The home delivered meal service is not a cost shared service. Monetary donations can be made to the York County Agency on Aging.