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Kennett Township gets 'Audubon Bird Town' distinction

03/26/2019 11:22AM ● By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw

Staff Writer

Kennett Township has joined 20 other municipalities in Pennsylvania in becoming an “Audubon Bird Town,” in recognition of its many efforts in providing proper land stewardship.

The township Board of Supervisors was awarded the distinction by Leigh Altadonna, a board member with Audubon Pennsylvania, prior to the board's March 20 meeting. He presented the board with street signs proclaiming the township as an official “Audubon Bird Town” that will be installed on major roadways that enter the township.

The Audubon initiative dovetails with the work of the township's Sustainable Development Office, its community-based Land Stewardship Program and its affiliation with several conservation groups, among them The Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County (TLC).

Audubon will continue to work with the township and the TLC to highlight the township's ecological resources, and will provide outreach and education to property owners through events and workshops.

The programs will increase awareness of the value of birds in the township, and help to maintain and improve the habitats that attract birds and butterflies, while also providing other benefits, such as improving water quality and slowing storm runoff.

“We look forward to working with you, conducting these workshops, and trying to get more folks committed to converting their gardens to a majority of native plants,” Altadonna said.

To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, email [email protected].