We have three projects for 2014
Beach Seating. Mission Accomplished! We acquired five locally quarried Pennsylvania bluestone boulders with nice flat tops suitable for seating at the beach area where previously the only seating was plastic chairs donated by park users. The Township installed the boulders for us on June 27, 2014, just in time for the summer season.
- Path Improvement. We have been communicating with the Township about the excessive muddiness of some areas of the path that circles the park. The Township understands the problem and has agreed to undertake improvements. They plan to use Parks & Rec funds for this. Since it was impossible to undertake the project this past winter due to the weather, the Township now plans to improve our trail sometime this summer. We will continue to monitor progress and advocate for this project.
- Wildlife and Respite Garden. In the enclosed fenced area to the left of the path as you walk to the park from the parking lot, we are creating a combination wildlife habitat, garden, and retreat for park visitors who need temporary respite from exuberant dogs. The wildlife aspect of the garden will focus on habitat for butterflies and other pollinators and beneficial insects as well as birds. Here’s a link to view the site plan, designed by Cramer Design Associates: WMC Park site plan. (Note: the current garden design is different because of some difficult and unexpected site conditions discovered while implementing the original plan.)
Most of our currently planned volunteer work days will focus on soil preparation, planting, and maintaining this garden, and we welcome one and all who want to help!
If you have ideas for additional projects, please send us an email or talk to anyone on the Steering Committee. FYI, so as not to spread ourselves too thin, we plan on starting new projects only when the current ones are done or well in hand. However we are very interested in your ideas for future projects, so please do share your ideas with us.