With an effort lead by Leigh Altadonna of the Wyncote Audubon Society with help from Greta Brunschwyler of Briar Bush and Jennifer Sherwood of the township's EAC, the Board of Commissioners adopted Bird Town on March 12th, 2015. This was preceded by a presentation from members of the Abington High School Earth Serve Club who explained the value of Bird Town at an earlier meeting of the Public Affairs committee. Lexi LeeIttah and Rachel Rawdin received a round of applause after their March 4th presentation.
The Bird Town program, through the Audubon Society, provides the tools for residents, schools and businesses to make ecologically-friendly decisions, conserving energy and saving money. The Bird Town program promotes efforts to create communities where everyone is a steward of nature in their backyard and beyond.
Active Bird Town programs are underway in our local communities, including (as of 9/2014):
BUCKS COUNTY: Doylestown Borough, Doylestown Township, Falls Township, Lower Makefield, Morrisville Borough, New Britain Borough, Newtown Township, Solebury, Springfield Township
MONTGOMERY COUNTY: Abington, Cheltenham Township, Lower Gwynedd Township, Marlborough, Upper Dublin, Upper Moreland, Upper Salford
LEHIGH COUNTY: Allentown, Bethlehem, Lower Macungie, Salisbury
DELAWARE COUNTY: Newtown Township, Radnor