Monday, January 21, 2013
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors recently approved a $600 donation to the Bushkill Stream Conservancy.
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors recently approved a $600 donation -- from the township's general fund -- to the Bushkill Stream Conservancy. The township has, in the past, made a similar donation. Supervisor Robert Egolf is vice president of the organization. Supervisor John O'Neil wondered, "Can we afford $600?" "Yes," according to Finance Director Jim Farley. According to www.bushkill.org, the Bushkill Stream Conservancy "is a public-private partnership advancing the conservation and enhancement of the Bushkill Creek watershed. The Conservancy sponsors programs of education, public outreach, recreation, environmental research, streamside restoration, and historical documentation." Supervisor David Billings expressed concern that …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Fishermen lined the banks of the Bushkill Creek near Jacobsburg State Park during the first day of trout season.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Tatamy Borough Council wonders if newest round of promises for a bridge replacement will pan out.
A wary Tatamy Borough Council heard Monday night that demolition work -- originally slated to begin in June -- on the closed Main Street Bridge could possibly begin in December. Officials from Bi-State Construction in Easton said in May that it wanted to begin construction on the new bridge in June, but due to state Department of Environmental Protection clearances, a UGI gas line that is attached to the bridge, and a property easement issue, the construction timeline continues to be bumped back. Council President Chris Moren told council he received a letter Nov. 4 from Greg DeNardo, president of Bi-State, which received the contract to replace the bridge from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. In the letter, DeNardo outlined …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Bushkill Creek creeps toward flood levels in some areas.
The Bushkill Creek rose to levels high enough to tease flood-prone areas -- beginning to flow over its banks in a few spots. The creek lapped at the banks of Braden Park in Tatamy. The park was left submerged following Hurricane Irene and had just barely begun to dry out when the most recent rains hit the Lehigh Valley. Chris Moren, president of Tatamy Borough Council, said the borough spent about $15,000 on cleanup and repairs at the park following Irene. At Tuesday night's council meeting, Moren said Tatamy will seek federal assistance. As of Wednesday morning, the creek merely teased the idea of overflowing once again, but the rain isn't finished. The Nazareth area is expected to receive between one-half and three-quarters-of-an-inch …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Bushkill Creek is normally peaceful and calm, but Hurricane Irene quickly changed the creek's demeanor in less than 24 hours.
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