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 Representatives Citation in Recognition of Preserving Open Space 2010. BUT OUR MISSION IS NOT COMPLETE! We need help to maintain with financial and physical participation by interested and concerned neighbors

A Labor of Love

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Thanks for stopping by.
Have we thanked you lately? We’re thrilled to welcome in the New Year with our list of old and new holiday supporters. A favorite poem seems appropriate here: “Make new friends but keep the old. The one is silver the other is gold” THANK YOU ALL. You are the unsung heroes.
We want to expand the experiences for our MBS visitors with greater emphasis on creativity and capitalizing on the sanctuary’s little known assets such as the poison garden[what not to touch] and our new snake sculpture in the Children’s Garden. There is so much more to the sanctuary than just a walk-thru. Our MBS cheerleaders want to get you off the beaten path with new things yet to come.

Our friendly snake sculpture is in hibernation for the winter but don’t let that stop you from entering our “Name The Snake” contest. Send as many names as you want to or P.O. Box 536, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 19006 We will list them along with your name in next month’s news letter.

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

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