July 13, 2017
Tom Del Conte
The Langhorne Borough Council approved the ‘Catawissa Nature Restoration Project’ Wednesday evening. The project aims to restore the Catawissa Open Space Preserve in Langhorne by enhancing accessibility, stabilizing streambank erosion, and providing landscape plantings throughout the space.
Anthony Marfia, a Borough Councilman, said the reasons for the sinkhole on Maple Avenue is due to the reconstruction process. Marfia explained the reason for the project in front of the board, “it has gotten worse and has contaminated areas downstream.”
The borough received a $300,000 grant Wednesday night. This will go towards numerous improvements including increasing habitat for breeding amphibians, doubling the number of linear feet of walking trails, and keeping invasive species at bay. Applied Ecological Services, Inc., a company that provides professional ecological consulting and construction, will complete the planning and restoration.
The restoration of the Catawissa Nature Preserve is on track to be finished by mid-November.