Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary

Our Mission: To establish and maintain a neighborhood project at Revelation Road, Meadowbrook Road and Washington Lane whose purpose is to beautify and preserve the open space with trees, benches, bird houses and walking paths, as well as to educate through the use of identified native plantings.

Dear Neighbors: The Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary was formed by concerned neighbors who wanted to restore the area to its natural state prior to the Township Sewer Project of 2001 - 2002.


Implementing A Plan: With the help of Rydal-Meadowbrook Civic Association, Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council and Abington Township, the property has evolved into a beautiful sanctuary that preserves this precious open space. Landscape architects volunteered to design a plan that would transform the area into a bird habitat with installation of an irrigation and water retention system, along with paths, feeders and plantings.

Progress to Date: Volunteers then planted over 30 trees, numerous flower beds and smaller plantings, strategically placed bird houses and benches for visitors to sit and enjoy this wonderful setting. Our efforts have been rewarded by receiving the prestigious Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 2003 Suburban Greening Award and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society 2004 Maintenance Award.We also received the Audubon Society Award in 2008, the Abington Township 2010 Robert Montgomery Award and the Pennsylvania House of Represntatives Citation in Recognition of Preserving Open Space 2010. BUT OUR MISSION IS NOT COMPLETE!

A Labor of Love

Monday, June 14, 2010

JUNE 2010 NEWSLETTER

Thanks for stopping by.
We feel so honored and proud of the citation Stephen Kline presented to M.B.S. from the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaWe are attaching the citation so you can see for yourself that our reputation goes far beyond our neighborhood and township.
We thank Josh Shapiro for recognizing the work and devotion that the M.B.S. team members have for this precious piece of land. Thank you, Josh. (Double click on the citation to enlarge)

“Jessica’s Point of View” Hey Kids!!!
Are you ready for the end of school?
Do you have special plans for the Summer?
I like to read and swim and eat ice cream,
And when it gets cooler my Mom brings me to the
Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary. I love watching the birds with my Mom.
Jessica
If you would like to respond to Jessica with what your plans are for the Summer,we will print them in the July news letter. Respond to ynys@comcast .net.


Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget, come again. From all of us at M.B.S