North Coventry Township

Free Libraries Eagle Scout Project Completed!!!

Simon Crew, a member of BSA Troop 140 and North Coventry resident, stands beside one of three Little Free Libraries which he constructed, installed, and filled with books as part of his Eagle Scout project. Simon’s Little Free Libraries can be found in Riverbend Park, Kenilworth Park, and Coventry Woods Park. Thank you, Simon!

Plant Walk -Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:00 pm at Coventry Woods

Plant Walk –  “I Get Around”

Saturday, October 14, 2017
2:00 pm at Coventry Woods
1954 St. Peters Rd.  
(Fernbrook entrance)

Join us for a plant walk that will explore some dispersal techniques that plants use to “get around”.  This is a popular and informative program for all ages.  Come learn some of the amazing things that plants can do!

Leader:  Vince Smith.

Walk is held in conjunction with the Valley Forge Audubon Society (valleyforgeaudubon.org)

For more information, contact the North Coventry Township office at 610-323-1694.

Bird Walk- Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:30 am at Coventry Woods

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Bird Walk

Sunday, September 24, 2017
8:30 am at Coventry Woods
1954 St. Peters Rd.  (Fernbrook entrance)

Coventry Woods is part of Hopewell Big Woods, and 148 species of birds have been recorded at this site in just the last four years.  Come join us to see resident birds as well as fall migrants.  Bring binoculars and dress for the weather.  Beginners and children are welcome.

Leaders:  Patty and John Werth.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) TRI-COUNTY TRAILS DESIGN/ENGINEERING DRAWINGS

ANNOUNCEMENT

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

TRI-COUNTY TRAILS DESIGN/ENGINEERING DRAWINGS

 

The Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee (PARRC) and the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Coordinator (RRC) are accepting proposals for a one-time contract to perform certain professional services (consulting work) for the Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee (PMRPC).  Attached is the information necessary for the submission of the bid proposal, the organization of the proposal, proposal evaluation criteria and the proposed contract.

Bid proposals for the “TRI-COUNTY TRAILS DESIGN/ENGINEERING DRAWINGS” must be received by no later than 4:00 P.M., (EDT) Friday, August 11, 2017. The proposal must be submitted via PennBid.

FAX submissions will not be accepted.

An optional pre-proposal meeting to discuss the project Scope of Work will be held on Friday, July 14th at 10:00 A.M. (EDT) at:

Schuylkill River Heritage Area
2nd Floor Conference Room
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464

If additional information is needed, please contact Michael Lane, Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Coordinator, at 484-945-0200 X 23 or via email at PARRCoordinator@gmail.com

You may obtain an RFP at PennBid.

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PMRPC Trail Study Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

June 30, 2017

For Immediate Release: Area residents are invited to review the final plan of the Tri-County Primary Trails Study Local residents, stakeholders, recreation enthusiasts and all others are urged to attend the public meeting to share their opinions on a planning study that examined non-motorized transportation options connecting parks, neighborhoods and business hubs to the Schuylkill River Trail.

The first public meeting was March 29, 2016. The final study outlines a plan for expanding existing public trail systems via four primary trail corridors anticipated to travel through portions of Pottstown Borough, West Pottsgrove Township, Upper Pottsgrove Township, Douglass Township (Berks County), Lower Pottsgrove Township, Douglass Township (Montgomery County), New Hanover Township, North Coventry Township and East Coventry Township.

The public meeting will be held at 6:00 PM, August 2, 2017 in Pottstown Borough Hall, Council Chambers Room, 3rd floor, Room 100, located at 100 East High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. The meeting will begin with a presentation of the primary trail alignments before opening for Q&A from those in attendance. The purpose of this study is to consolidate municipal and county planning efforts into a unified regional trail plan addressing major obstacles to providing equitable transportation alternatives, opportunities for healthy lifestyles and economic vitality.

The results of this study will help guide communities in determining the most feasible locations for these trails, outline a concise implementation plan to integrate local trail networks and provide a marketing vehicle to obtain implementation grants. Funding for this study was made possible by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. DVRPC is leading the planning study with assistance from the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Coordinator.

For additional information please contact Michael Lane at PARRCoordinator@gmail.com or 484-945-0200

Kenilworth Park Tree Removal Concerns Addressed

Parks and Recreation has received questions from residents upset about trees being cut in the disc golf course at Kenilworth Park. To address those concerns, here are a few points in regard to the tree removal. 
 
  • The only trees being removed are Ailanthus, an invasive species from Asia.
  • The removal of ailanthus is critical because of the introduction of the spotted lantern fly, an Asian insect that has the capability to decimate many native species including agricultural species such as fruit trees and grapes.
  • The stumps of the cut trees are being left high during winter time cutting so the stumps can be recut and painted with herbicide during the growing season to keep the trees from re-growing from stump sprouts. 
  • Replanting will be done with native species after the removal process has been completed. 

Hope this answers some of the concerns. It is Parks & Recreation Commission mission to manage and maintain the township parks to the highest and best possible standards.

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