Representative Jesse Topper (78th District) is joining Senator John Eichelberger at our February 24 Board of Directors meeting. Come out and hear about the status of the restoration and the next steps going forward. We are moving in the right direction!
Dayton Tweedy accepting a donation from Conway Bushey of Conococheague Audubon.
On Monday, January 23, Conococheague Audubon presented Friends of Meadow Grounds Lake with a generous donation of $500 toward the restoration of the lake. Thank you, Conococheague Audubon!
The geotechnical study is well under way. Core samples have been taken, and now we are just waiting for the report. As soon as the report has been released, we will post more information on the results. We expect the report due by January.
The Fulton Fall Folk Festival was an amazing success! Our entire supply of Christmas ornaments sold out in 3 days, and people signed over 2500 post cards! The best part for me was talking to old friends and meeting new people. I loved hearing the many fascinating stories about the lake.
Excellent news! The first steps in restoring Meadow Grounds Lake are happening! In the meeting with the Fulton County Commissioners, the PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Fulton County Conservation District, and legislators (and their representatives), PFBC stated that they have allocated $80,000 for the geotechnical study, and have sent it out for bids. This geotechnical study is the first major benchmark in the restoration process. It is expected to take approximately 4-6 months. The next step would be the design process, which is estimated to cost $400,000. Funding has not yet been established for this second step, and we need to stay on our legislators to fund the design.
Thanking the PFBC for getting the ball rolling would be a nice idea as well. Let's keep this train a-rollin'!