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Save the Date! – Oct 21, 2012- : Haycock NWF Community Habitat Certification Celebration

Save the Date! – Oct 21, 2012- : Haycock NWF Community Habitat Certification Celebration

On Sun Oct 21, 2012 between 1-4pm, a representative from the National Wildlife Federation will be travelling to Haycock Township to officially certify Haycock Township as a National Wildlife Federation Community Habitat.  Haycock Township will be the 63rd NWF community habitat certified in the US. The ceremony will take place at the township building, 640 Harrisburg School Rd., Quakertown, PA, during their annual open house.  Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

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NWF Haycock Certification update (Oct 2011)

Unbelievable! We are only shy 12 points!

Points needed for NWF certification = 250 in required categories below

Registration (minimum 40; max 70)

Administrative Goals (minimum 20)

Community Project Goals (minimum 50)

Education Goals (minimum 40)

Habitat Certifications (minimum 100)

            At least 50 homes at 1 point each

            At least 1 school at 5 points

            3 points for each farm, place of business, house of worship, community space

            3 points if each team member registered their property

 Where we are now (October 2011)

50 Registration points:

  5 for the map

10 for completing the Part II: Ecological Characteristics

10 for the letter of support

5 for creating a plan to keep in regular communication

5 for identifying potential funding sources

5 for identifying possible demo gardens

10 for organizing a kickoff event

Total = 50 points.

1) Administrative Goals (20 pts min) we have 30!!!

30 pts Two partner (10 pts per partner) organizations affiliated with your project: The Turnip Truck, NE Natives and Perennials, Vanderlely Landscaping

2) Community Project Goals (50 pts min) (45 so far)

Completed Points:

10 pts Organize a native plant sale

5 pts Organize an invasive plant removal at a public site

10 pts Create an information booth at one or more community events (up to three)

15 pts pending Each presentation to organization not yet associated with CWH project (5pts each, up to 5)

5 pts Habitat Team member that serves on community board or council related to environmental issues (Dr. Julie Fagan, Rutgers Energy Institute)

Possible points:

? 10 pts  pending Examine your community’s weed ordinances, or other public policies, and work to make them native plant and habitat friendly

? 10 pts Do a large-scale plant restoration project in your community

? 10 pts Work with local park agencies to convert parkland to wildlife friendly landscapes.

? 5 pts Coordinate a stream or trail clean-up

? 10 pts Work with local nurseries to label and/or provide native plants

5 Plan a native plant rescue (at a site to be developed or demolished)

10  Partner with your NWF state affiliate or NWF field office

5 Organize a family-oriented nature activity for your community such as a nature hike or nature scavenger hunt

10 Arrange a community-wide campout to support the Great American Backyard Campout

TBD  Community Project (please discuss with NWF staff)

3) Education Goals (40 pts min)  50 points completed

 Completed Points

10 pts Establish an information kiosk, resource library or bibliography (may be online) where community members can get information about your project https://haycockwildlifehabitat.wordpress.com/

5 pts Create a CWH project brochure specific to your community (included)

10 pts Create a website where community members can learn about your project https://haycockwildlifehabitat.wordpress.com/

10 pts Write a regular column in your community paper to educate community members about your project (may be an online newsletter or blog) https://haycockwildlifehabitat.wordpress.com/

10 pts Secure a feature article in the local media about your project http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/quakertown/effort-under-way-to-certify-haycock-habitat/article_c4390691-5cbc-522d-ad12-d5f2449d3a05.htmlhttp://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/quakertown/effort-under-way-to-certify-haycock-habitat/article_c4390691-5cbc-522d-ad12-d5f2449d3a05.html

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=9bfb4154-25c0-448e-8ca8-a31638b9121a

5 pts Create and distribute a native plant list for your community

Possible Points:

10 pts Secure a radio or TV interview or PSA on your project

10 Hold a series of at least 3 workshops to educate community members about wildlife gardening- 1 so far Rain barrel workshop in July 2011

10 Each member of Habitat Team completes Creating Places for Wildlife (available from NWF on CD)

10 Hold a garden tour that features certified habitats

10 Create a demonstration garden at a public site, with educational signs

TBD Other Education Project (please discuss with NWF staff)

Habitat Certifications (minimum 100) we have 98!!

            At least 50 homes at 1 point each (49 so far!)

            At least 1 school at 5 points – (2 = 10 pts)

            3 points for each farm, place of business, house of worship, community space (13= 39pts)

3 points if each member of the Habitat Team certifies their yard as a Certified Wildlife Habitat site – (3 pts)

Habitat Team: Julie M. Fagan, Ph.D., Beth Clark, Jenn and Alex McCracken, Drs. Warren and Roberta Heydenberk, David Hughes, Gina Fredericks, Carol Schroding

Unbelievable! We are only shy 12 points!

We need 2 more points in the Habitat Certification Category with at least 1 new backyard

We need 5 more points in the Community Project Category (in addition to the 15 points pending completion)

Then we need to figure out

1) Where the sign will go (and who will pay for it)

            Was thinking it should go on Rte 563 as you cross into Haycock Township or at the intersection of Harrisburg School Rd.

2) When and what we should do for our opening celebration event (winter, 1st weekend in Spring?)

Oct 20: Haycock Historical Society & the NWF certification

The Haycock Historical Society (7pm meeting) hosted The Haycock Community Wildlife Habitat Initiative at 7:30 pm Thurs Oct 20 at the Bucks County Latvian Church (1144 Apple Rd., Quakertown).  Dr. Julie Fagan presented where Haycock Township stoods in their quest to achieve National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat Certification and spoke about how the $20 backyard habitat application fee is spent.

A little about the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) :

75 years young with 4 million supporters

National Wildlife Federation’s mission is to Inspire Americans to Protect Wildlife for our Children’s Future. 3 program areas:

1)      getting children and families more connected with nature by getting them outdoors,

2)      safeguarding wildlife and habitat and

3)      finding solutions to global climate change.

History of the NWF

A Conservationist’s Vision Iowa cartoonist Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling began the vision for what would become the National Wildlife Federation. His cartoons and conservation ethic caught the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who appointed him the head of the U.S. Biological Survey in 1934 (the forerunner to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

Darling proclaimed, “It is hard to start a fire with one stick of wood!” He valued the importance of multiple stakeholder participation and accepting the attitudes, values, and beliefs of many groups. Darling’s dream became reality in 1936 when he convinced President Franklin Roosevelt to invite over 2,000 hunters, anglers, and conservationists from across the country to the first North American Wildlife Conference in Washington, DC.  There, the General Wildlife Federation (later changed to the National Wildlife Federation) was formed with the idea of uniting sportsmen and all outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts behind the common goal of conservation and Ding Darling became the first president of the organization.

Present day (2010) NWF’s Habitats’ programs: Certified Wildlife Habitat (138,000), Schoolyard Habitat (3600), and Community Habitat (48).

 Where your money goes 

NWF Funding – 2010

 Revenues $100 million, with 70 percent coming from supporters through memberships and publications.

$46 million in donations and bequests came from generous individual donors including our members.

$16 million from Foundation and corporate grants (181) for NWF conservation and education programs.

$20 million NWF revenue from publications and films. Nature Education Materials’ revenue totaled $9 million.

$3 million – Gain on investment income and $5 million from royalties and other income.

Expenditures $97 million, with 78% toward conservation education programs and only 20% toward adminstrative oversight

$29 million for conservation advocacy programs

$25 million for education outreach & publications

$9 million other nature education programs

$14 million membership education programs

$12 million fundraising

$8 million general administration 

$ that went toward Legislative Initiatives produced the following “Victories”

1937 – Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) – This act created a federal excise tax on firearms and provides matching funds to states for the acquisition, restoration, and maintenance of habitat for the management of wildlife and for research concerning wildlife management. To date, this act has spent $5 billion on state wildlife habitat projects.

1947 – Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) – Land¬mark legislation addressing toxic chemicals in the environment, FIFRA defines “economic poisons” to be any product “intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any insects, rodents, nematodes, fungi, weeds” or other forms of life declared to be a pest. Plant regulators, defoliants, and desiccants are also included as economic poisons. This act requires that all such poisons be registered and labeled with a warning and instructions for use to prevent injury to nontarget organisms. This was the first time a federal law considered the effects of certain poisons on nontarget wildlife.

1948 – Transfer of Certain Real Property for Wildlife Conservation Purposes Act – Under this legislation, if a federal agency possesses land it no longer needs but which has particular value for migratory birds, the agency can be reimbursed for transferring the land to the secretary of the interior or to a state agency for wildlife conservation.

1950 – Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act (Dingell Johnson) – An extension of the concept of the Pittman-Robertson Act, this act uses a general tax on sport fishing equipment to raise funds which are made available to states for the restoration and management of sport fisheries.

1956 – Water Pollution Control Act – This landmark legislation stipulates that federal grants may be given for the construction of water treatment plants. Originally limited to interstate waters, this act was extended in 1975 to include navigable waters.

1956 – Fish and Wildlife Reorganization Act – This act split the Fish and Wildlife Service into two bureaus: Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, and Commercial Fisheries. In addition, the act authorizes the secretary of the interior to take steps “required for the development, advancement, management, conservation and protection of fishery and wildlife resources” through research, ac¬quisition of refuge lands, and development of existing facilities.

1958 – Pesticide Research Act – This act directs the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to investigate wildlife losses possibly caused by the application of pesticides and to research ways to reduce damage and loss.

1960 – Sikes Act – This act requires all U.S. military reservations to develop, maintain, and coordinate conservation programs for wildlife, fish, and game.

1961 – Wetlands Loan Act – An advanced, interest-free appropriation to the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Fund (to acquire refuges and waterfowl pro¬duction areas) of up to $105 million for a 7-year period was authorized.

1963 – Clean Air Act – Acting on its own or at the request of a state, the De¬partment of Health, Education, and Welfare (and now the Environmental Protection Agency) can initiate public hearings, conferences, and court pro¬ceedings to effect compliance with air pollution regulations.

1964 – Wilderness Act – The National Wilderness System was created out of wilderness, wild, and canoe areas of the national forests and provision was made for a review system for the inclusion of additional wilderness areas.

1964 – Land and Water Conservation Fund Act – Monies collected primarily from offshore oil and gas leases are used to fund a variety of state and federal recreational programs and to acquire recreational lands. Later amendments to the act increased the total annual expenditure, increased the proportion of the fund to be contributed by the federal government, and allowed the fund to be used to acquire areas needed for conserving endangered and threatened species of plants or animals.

1966 – Endangered Species Preservation Act – The secretary of the interior is directed to carry out a land acquisition program to “conserve, protect, restore, and propagate selected species of native fish and wildlife” in the United States. Up to $15 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund can be used for acquisition.

1968 – Wild and Scenic Rivers Act – Segments of seven major rivers in their free-flowing state were set aside for recreational and conservation purposes; provision was made to add to the system.

1968 – National Trails System Act – A national trail system was established, comprising National Recreation Trails and National Scenic Trails.

1969 – National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) – All federal agencies must prepare, and make public, environmental impact statements with respect to any proposed legislation or other action that would significantly affect the quality of the environment.

1969 – Endangered Species Conservation Act – Authority conferred on the secretary of the interior by the 1966 Endangered Species Act was expanded; types of wildlife under protection are defined. The secretary of the interior may promulgate a list of wildlife “threatened with worldwide extinction” and prohibit importation of any animal appearing on this list.

1969 – Water Bank Act – The secretary of agriculture was given the authority to enter into agreements with private landowners to protect wetlands in areas important to the nesting and breeding of waterfowl.

1971 – Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act – This legislation granted 44 mil¬lion acres of federal land and a $1 million cash settlement to Alaskan natives, paving the way for the construction of the 800-mile Alyeska pipeline from Prudhoe Bay to the Gulf of Alaska. It also set the stage for the 1980 Alaska Lands Act by requiring the secretary of the interior to set aside over 80 million acres of Alaskan lands for Congress to designate as national parks, wildlife refuges, national forests, and wild and scenic rivers.

1972 – Coastal Zone Management Act – This act was designed to “preserve, protect, develop, and, where possible, to restore or enhance the resources of the nation’s coastal zone.”

1972 – Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments (Clean Water Act) – With this legislation, the U.S. was provided with a new, comprehensive, and forceful strategy not only to stop the pollution but also to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of lakes, streams, and surface waters. Under Section 404 of this act, the Army Corps of Engineers was given responsibility to oversee any discharge of dredged or fill material in navigable waters. (After a 1975 NWF lawsuit, this jurisdiction was extended to include wetlands and headwaters.)

1972 – Marine Protection Research and Sanctuaries Act (Oceans Dumping Act) – This act prevents and limits the dumping of specific waste materials at sea and authorizes the secretary of commerce, with presidential approval, to designate marine sanctuaries and preserve or restore these areas for their conservation, ecological, or esthetic values.

1972 – Federal Environmental Pesticide Control Act – EPA was given much greater authority to control pesticide use, including a two-category system of registering pesticides as intended for “general” or “restricted” use, with the latter to be used only by certified applicators.

1972 – Marine Mammals Protection Act – This act calls upon the federal gov¬ernment to establish a comprehensive, coordinated program to conserve ocean mammals and their products. It extends protection to individual popu¬lation stocks as well as species or subspecies of marine mammals.

1973 – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) – Signed by 80 nations, including the United States, the convention established a system of import/export regulation to prevent the commercial overexploitation of endangered or threatened plants and animals. Different levels of trade regulations were provided depending on the threatened status of any particular species and the effect trade would have on that species.

1973 – Endangered Species Act – This act created the endangered and threatened categories for species and extended the responsibility for conserving species to all federal agencies. The secretary of the interior was made re¬sponsible for updating and overseeing these efforts. In addition, the secretary was charged with insuring that federal activities neither jeopardize the con¬tinued existence of, nor destroy or modify critical habitat for, endangered or threatened species. With this act the United States ratified the CITES Treaty.

1974 – Sikes Act Extension – With this act, the mandate to develop, maintain, and coordinate conservation programs for wildlife, fish, and game on military reservations is extended to include national forests, and public lands administered by the BLM and the Atomic Energy Commission. Such programs must include specific projects to improve habitat and must provide protection to threatened or endangered species.

1974 – Forest and Rangelands Renewable Resources Planning Act – To facilitate long range planning for the use of renewable resources within the National Forest Systems, five-year plans must be prepared to outline the protection, management, and development of land in the system.

1976 – Federal Land Policy and Management Act (BLM Organic Act) – Signifying a major policy change, this act established management standards for federal lands under the jurisdiction of the BLM. The secretary of the interior is required to develop and maintain “land use plans which provide by tracts or areas for the use of public land” and for the protection of fish and wildlife habitat. In addition, “regulations and plans for the protection of public land areas of critical environmental concern” must be promptly developed.

1976 – Toxic Substances Control Act – Designed to prevent environmental degradation, this law directed EPA to require testing of all existing and new substances which may present an unreasonable risk to public health or the environment and, if necessary, to step in with regulations.

1976 – National Forest Management Act – An amendment to the 1974 Forest and Rangelands Renewable Resources Planning Act, this act prohibits clear-cutting in national forests and imposes detailed standards on Forest Service management. Public participation is required at every significant stage of administrative action.

1977 – Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act – This act prohibits surface mining on unsuitable land and sets strict standards for reclamation and restoration of land that is suitable for surface mining.

1978 – National Parks and Recreation Act (Omnibus Parks Act) – Eight new wilderness areas, covering almost 2 million acres, were added to the National Park System. Major additions were also made to the Wild and Scenic Rivers System and the National Scenic Trails System.

1980 – Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (Alaska Lands Act) – With passage of this act, the country’s federal wildlife refuge and park systems were expanded by nearly 100 million acres and new management standards were set for refuges in the 49th state.

1980 – Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (Nongame Act) – This act authorizes federal funding to be made available for the conservation of nongame wildlife. In so doing, it strives to encourage comprehensive conservation planning, encompassing both non-game and other wildlife. Unlike Pittman-Robertson and Dingell-Johnson, funding for the Nongame Act comes not from an excise tax but from general appropriations from the U.S. Treasury. As of the end of 1986, Congress had appropriated no funds and the Nongame Act has had no opportunity to live up to its great potential.

1980 – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (Superfund) – In the event of any damaging release of a hazardous substance into the environment, the following parties may be held liable for any cleanup costs: the manufacturers and distributors of the substance, and the owners of waste disposal sites. If the responsible party refuses to cooperate, EPA may use the Superfund for immediate cleanup costs and later sue the responsible parties for recovery of expenses. This fund is maintained by federal allocations and taxes levied on the chemical industry.

1982 – Coastal Barrier Resources Act – More than 600 miles of fragile beaches and barrier islands along the Atlantic and Gulf coast were designated as the Coastal Barrier Resource System. Federal subsidies are no longer granted for roads or bridges in these special areas.

1982 – Endangered Species Act Amendments of 1982 – Amendments to the Endangered Species Act in 1978 had a nearly crippling effect on the process of listing species as endangered or threatened. The amendments of 1982 speeded up the listing/delisting process by removing many of the burdensome requirements. They also removed economic or other extraneous considerations from the listing process, and extended the protection to include plants on federal land.

1985 – Food Security Act (Farm Bill) – Strong soil and water conservation provisions were included for the first time in a national farm bill that sets the country’s agricultural policy. “Sodbuster” and “swampbuster” provisions deny federal benefits such as crop insurance, loans, and subsidies to farmers who plow, fill in, or otherwise destroy wetlands or grasslands, and make available federal funds to plant cover crops such as legumes and various grasses in fragile areas. In addition, a conservation reserve section was established, setting aside up to 40 million acres of highly erodible land.

1986 – Water Resources Development Act – Before passage of this act, local beneficiaries of water projects did not contribute funds for their construction. By requiring that local as well as federal monies be used to fund construction, this legislation was intended to curb excessive spending as well as discourage environmentally damaging projects. The legislation also requires the Army Corps of Engineers to mitigate damages to fish and wildlife habitat and gives them authority to remedy damages to habitat caused by projects built in the past.

1986 – Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (Superfund Reauthorization) – These amendments extended the 1980 Superfund legislation by setting standards and establishing a timetable for the cleanup process and by addressing the human predicaments associated with toxic contamination. The community-right-to-know provision requires chemical companies to report everyday releases of hazardous substances and devise emergency plans for the community. Assessments of hazards to human health from contamination must be made and communicated to people in the region. State laws that had prevented victims from seeking compensation were nullified. The Superfund itself, reauthorized at $8.5 billion, is maintained by federal allocations and taxes levied on the chemical and petroleum industry and producers of hazardous wastes.

1990 – Food Agricultural Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (Farm Bill) –  The Wetlands Reserve Program was created to restore and protect wetland areas on farmlands. The program has become the largest and most successful wetland restoration program in the country. 

1990 – Oil Pollution Act –  Following the wreck of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, NWF lobbied hard for passage of this law, which improved the federal government’s ability to provide funding and resources to oil spills. The OPA created the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, expanded the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, and increased noncompliance penalties and enforcement authorities of the Federal government.

1990 – Clean Air Act – Amended the Clean Air Act of 1963. Addressed issues of acid rain, urban air pollution, and toxic air emissions. The amendments also added provisions for a phase out of ozone depleting chemicals and further research and development.

1990 – The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act –  Helped U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to form resource centers and “on the ground” restoration projects benefitting fish and wildlife habitat in the Great Lakes Basin.

1992 – Water Resources Development Act – Provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the authority to review the Central & South Florida Flood Control Project and develop a comprehensive plan to restore and preserve the south Florida ecosystem, enhance water supply and maintain flood protection.

1992 – Partnerships for Wildlife Act –  The act established a Wildlife Conservation and Appreciation Fund to facilitate collaborative partnerships in conservation administered through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, supporting state fish and game agencies in their management and conservation of non-game species. The act also authorizes appropriations matching contributions from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, while also authorizing grants to the States for programs and projects to conserve non-game species. 

1992 – Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act –  The act includes many western water provisions to protect and improve environmental management:

  • Grand Canyon Protection Act – requires the Bureau of Reclamation to manage the Glen Canyon Dam “to protect, mitigate adverse impacts to, and improve the values for which Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area were established.”  It also requires dam operations to be consistent with protecting the health of the Grand Canyon, and authorized experimental dam releases and long term monitoring of the Grand Canyon ecosystem.
  • Central Valley Project Improvement Act – requires the Bureau of Reclamation to protect, restore, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats in the Central Valley and Trinity River basins and establishes water conservation as a key principle of Central Valley water management.
  • Central Utah Project Completion Act – modernizes and expands the State’s largest reclamation project, making environmental mitigation and enhancement and water conservation and efficiency central elements of water development. Also establishes the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission.

1992 – Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act – The act requires all damages to the Grand Canyon to be mitigated, while stipulating that all dam operations become secondary to the health of the Grand Canyon ecosystem.

1992 – Energy Policy Act – An NWF led effort, the Act established the first new national standards for conserving water by improving the water efficiency of plumbing products that include showerheads, faucets, water closets, and urinals.

1993 – Hazard Mitigation and Relocation Assistance Act –  Amended the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to expand the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grants Program, which automatically provides states affected by Presidentially-declared natural disasters an additional 15 percent above FEMA’s total disaster assistance costs. Funds are provided for hazard mitigation, particularly for voluntary acquisition and removal of flood damaged properties, with land dedicated and maintained in perpetuity for a uses compatible with open space, recreational, or wetlands management practices. After the Great Midwest Flood in 1993, more than 10,000 such damaged properties were removed from floodplains in nine Midwest states and owners were compensated at the pre-disaster fair-market values of buildings. 

1994 – National Flood Insurance Reform Act – NWF played a leading role in the first significant reforms of the National Flood Insurance Program since 1973. Bill included establishment of a Flood Mitigation Assistance Program to provide NFIP funds for voluntary property buyouts and relocations of flood prone properties with associated lands dedicated as open space. In addition it permanently authorized the NFIP Community Rating System to recognize communities which exceed NFIP minimum requirements to reduce risk and protect natural floodplain values, strengthened measures to enforce flood insurance purchase where it is required and established the first federal task force on natural and beneficial functions of floodplains. 

1996 – Water Resources Development Act – Established authority for Corps of Engineers to develop aquatic ecosystem restoration projects and directed study to develop a comprehensive plan for restoring, preserving and protecting the South Florida ecosystem.

1997 – National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act – NWF was a major proponent of this law to provide a unifying statement of purpose for the National Wildlife Refuge System and all of its individual refuges. Later, NWF worked with organizations to secure annual appropriations to increase funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System.

1998 – The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act – Reauthorized the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990. The act enacted 32 recommendations from the 1995 Great Lakes Fishery Resources Restoration Study.

1999 – Water Resources Development Act –  Established first broad authority for Corps of Engineers to develop and implement “non-structural” flood damage reduction projects, such as property buyouts and protection of open space to maintain or restore floodplain ecosystem functions. Program is known as the Flood Mitigation and Riverine Restoration program or “Challenge 21.”

2000 – Water Resources Development Act – Authorized the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan in Florida, up to that point the largest ecosystem restoration project in the nation’s history.

2000 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act – Established the state wildlife grants program, which provides funding to the states to implement comprehensive state wildlife conservation strategies (known today as Wildlife Action Plans). In response to this funding opportunity, for the first time in history, every state and territory prepared a detailed blueprint for the conservation of the full array of species and habitats within its boundaries. Today, these Action Plans provide a roadmap for building a national habitat network for future generations.

2002 – Farm Security and Rural Investment Act – NWF was a major force in this renewal of the Farm Bill in securing the establishment of the Grasslands Reserve Program, a voluntary program to provide assistance to landowners in restoring, managing and protecting their grazing lands to prevent their conversion to other uses. 

2004 – Bunning-Bereauter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act – Expanded NFIP funding for flood hazard mitigation and voluntary buyouts of repetitively flooded and severe repetitively flooded residences and businesses.

2006 – The Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act – Reauthorized and increased the grants program from the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 1990. Also increased funding for National Fish and Wildlife Service regional projects proposed by states and tribes.

2007 – Water Resources Development Act – Set major policy reforms of Army Corps of Engineers water development programs sought by NWF and conservation organizations by requiring outside independent reviews of plans for costly and controversial Corps projects, detailed fish and wildlife mitigation plans and annual monitoring and reporting of progress toward mitigation success for all Corps projects and revision and modernization of quarter-century old federal water project planning rules called the Principles and Guidelines. Authorized large-scale ecosystem restoration projects for wetlands of Coastal Louisiana and the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.

2007 – Energy Independence and Security Act – Created the Renewable Fuel Standard, which increased bio-fuel standards, and significantly strengthened vehicle fuel economy standards.

2008 – Food Conservation and Energy Act – NWF developed the legislative concept and successfully lobbied for inclusion of a new program in the farm bill energy title, the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. This program is helping landowners begin to grow biomass crops in a sustainable manner, for next generation bio-fuels and bio-energy. NWF also helped to craft and win passage of the first-ever tax incentive for farmers to help recover threatened and endangered species. This new tax deduction for activities taken pursuant to Endangered Species Act recovery plans represented the first significant amendment to the ESA in twenty years, one that addresses a longstanding need to help those landowners who seek to go above and beyond the law to help endangered wildlife.

2008 – Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Water Resources Compact – Congress approved an eight-state Compact that rewrites the water laws of each of the eight states to protect the Great Lakes from diversions and unwise water use. NWF led the development of the Compact language and the campaign for its passage.

2008 – Great Lakes Legacy Act – Congress re-authorized the Great Lakes Legacy Act for another three years at $54 million per year. The program aims to clean up some of the most polluted sites around the region-so-called Areas of Concern-that suffer from a legacy of toxic pollution threatens the health of both people and wildlife. The next year the program received a significant boost in President Obama’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (see 2009). NWF and the coalition it co-chairs and staffs were leaders in this effort.

2008 – EPA Veto of Yazoo Backwater Pumps, MS – After more than sixty years of controversy, the USEPA applied a seldom used power under Section 404 (c) of the Clean Water Act to veto the Army Corps of Engineers proposed Yazoo Backwater Pumps project in the Mississippi Delta region of the State of Mississippi. This primarily land drainage project threatened to damage or destroy more than 200,000 acres of Mississippi Delta wetlands and bottomland hardwood forests, among the richest areas of waterfowl habitat and biological diversity in North America. For more than three decades NWF and affiliate Mississippi Wildlife Federation battled this ill-conceived project, joined by other NWF affiliates and conservation partners from across the nation.

2009 – Omnibus Public Lands Management Act – Designated three new national parks, four national trails, three conservation areas, ten national heritage areas, and a national monument in nine different states. The act added over 1,100 miles to the Wild and Scenic River system and increased wilderness areas by roughly two million acres. The act also codified the National Landscape Conservation System as part of the Department of the Interior. 

2009 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act – Working with conservation partners, NWF helped secure language authorizing the Obama administration to quickly repeal damaging Endangered Species Act regulations put in place at the eleventh hour of the Bush administration. The regulations would have eliminated the role of expert biologists in reviewing and modifying federal activities that are harmful to threatened and endangered species and their habitats. The Obama Administration quickly utilized its newly-won authority and voided the Bush regulations.

2009 – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – After a 5-year campaign led by NWF, Congress approved and the President signed a $475 million appropriation for Great Lakes protection, the largest in history. This appropriation is the first year’s funding of the GLRI, a $5 billion commitment from President Obama.

Points Needed to Certify Haycock Township

250 total points are needed for certification. We need you to register your backyard!!! It’s easy.

You can fill out the 2 page paper form and send a check to NWF for $20, or you can do it online at the NWF.org website  at http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-forWildlife/Certify-Your-Wildlife-Garden.aspx?campaignid=, then click on the green box at right on top “learn how to certify your garden as a wildlife habitat” and when that opens, click on “start here to certify your habitat”.  It is important to let us know (call Julie (610) 847-2411 or email goingreenpa@yahoo.com) that you have submitted it so you can be counted toward our 100 point requirement.  The paper forms can be picked up at Northeast Natives & Perennials, 1716 E Sawmill Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951  or I can drive one over to you.  I can also send you the application as a pdf attachment.  Just email me.  This form is simple and you don’t need to have elaborate plans.  However, if you want some help or want to discuss your property, a college student can pay you a visit on Sun July 17,24 and 31.  Again – email me if you want a visitation.

Those that have registered their property are listed at the bottom of this post.

First, 40-70 points are needed to register (not certify) the community with NWF.  These points are then applied toward the 250 total.  A little support from our township supervisors would help here!!!  It would be nice if they supplied a letter of endorsement and the $25 one-time registration fee (gee-  thats about 11 cents per resident).

Points for registration (achieved or pending points in bold)

5 pts     Obtain a map of your community (please enclose a copy) (5 points)  http://www.haycocktwp.com/map.htm

10 pts  Complete Part II: Ecological Characteristics of Community Description and Demographics

Pending upon approval  10 pts  Obtain a letter of support from Community Government Officials (please enclose a copy)

Pending  10  Create a 5 year budget (10 points)

5 pts Develop a plan for keeping all members of the Habitat Team in regular communication

Pending  10 pts Have one member of Habitat Team become a NWF Habitat Steward Volunteer

___Get 5 bonus points if that member of the Habitat Team becomes a NWF Habitat Steward Host 5 points

5 pts  Identify three potential funding sources:1) Wild Resource Conservation Program (DCNR), 2) Department Environmental Protection, 3) Bucks County Audubon Society

5  pts Identify three potential sites for Backyard Wildlife Habitat demonstration gardens:1) The Waxman Family, 440 Top Rock Trail, Kintnersville, PA 18930 2) Gina Frederick, 997 Camp Trail Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951; 3) Jenn McCracken (The Turnip Truck). 965 Deerwood Lane, Quakertown PA 18951

10 pts Plan and organize a kick-off celebration (copy of flyer, press release, enclosed)

Total Points (minimum of 40) 60-70

250 minus the 60/70 points for registration) = 180-190 points remaining needed for certification in 4 categories: Administrative Goals, Community Project Goals, Education Goals, Habitat Certification Goals.  We need you to help with the habitat certifications (see #4 below) – register your property to help our community reach our goal.

Points indicated in bold have either been achieved or are achievable in the near future.

1) Administrative Goals (20 pts min)

30 pts Two partner (10 pts per partner) organizations affiliated with your project: The Turnip Truck, NE Natives and Perennials, Vanderlely Landscaping

2) Community Project Goals (50 pts min) (55 point total)

10 pts  pending Examine your community’s weed ordinances, or other public policies, and work to make them native plant and habitat friendly

10 pts  Work with local park agencies to convert parkland to wildlife friendly landscapes.

5  Create an information booth at one or more community events (up to three)

5 pts Coordinate a stream or trail clean-up

5 Plan a native plant rescue (at a site to be developed or demolished)

10 pts  Organize a native plant sale

5 pts Organize an invasive plant removal at a public site

10 pts Do a large-scale plant restoration project in your community

10 pts Work with local nurseries to label and/or provide native plants

10  Partner with your NWF state affiliate or NWF field office

5 Organize a family-oriented nature activity for your community such as a nature hike or nature scavenger hunt

10 Arrange a community-wide campout to support the Great American Backyard Campout

5 Each Habitat Team member that serves on community board or council related to environmental issues (up to 3)

5 pts Each presentation to organization not yet associated with CWH project (up to 5)

TBD  Community Project (please discuss with NWF staff)

3) Education Goals (40 pts min)  50 points completed

10 pts Establish an information kiosk, resource library or bibliography (may be online) where community members can get information about your project https://haycockwildlifehabitat.wordpress.com/

5 pts Create a CWH project brochure specific to your community (included)

10 pts Create a website where community members can learn about your project https://haycockwildlifehabitat.wordpress.com/

10 pts Write a regular column in your community paper to educate community members about your project (may be an online newsletter or blog) https://haycockwildlifehabitat.wordpress.com/

10 pts Secure a feature article in the local media about your project http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/quakertown/effort-under-way-to-certify-haycock-habitat/article_c4390691-5cbc-522d-ad12-d5f2449d3a05.htmlhttp://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/quakertown/effort-under-way-to-certify-haycock-habitat/article_c4390691-5cbc-522d-ad12-d5f2449d3a05.html

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=9bfb4154-25c0-448e-8ca8-a31638b9121a

5 pts Create and distribute a native plant list for your community

10 pts Secure a radio or TV interview or PSA on your project

10 Hold a series of at least 3 workshops to educate community members about wildlife gardening

10 Each member of Habitat Team completes Creating Places for Wildlife (available from NWF on CD)

10 Hold a garden tour that features certified habitats

10 Create a demonstration garden at a public site, with educational signs

TBD Other Education Project (please discuss with NWF staff)

4) Habitat Certification Goals: Need a whopping 100 points in the category of certified backyard habitats with at least 50 backyards, 1 school yard and 2 public places certified.  “One point for each home, townhome, or apartment certified as a Certified Wildlife Habitat site; Three points for every public site, workplace, park, community garden, farm, place of worship, or other common area certified as a Certified Wildlife Habitat site; Five points for every Schoolyard Habitats site certified; and Three points if each member of the Habitat Team certifies their yard as a Certified Wildlife Habitat site.

We need YOU!!!

Certified properties and their points in Haycock Township are listed below:

The Waxman Family, 440 Top Rock Trail, Kintnersville, PA 18930 (4 pts, 1 + 3 team member)

Gail and Art Silveira, 869 Woodbine Lane, Haycock Township, PA  (3 pts; Mountain Pride Farm) 

The Klines, 1749 E. Sawmill Road, Quakertown, PA 18951 (certification # 137,362).( 1 pt  )

Carol Schroding, 1716 E Sawmill Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951 (6 pts ; 3 team member + 3 business – Northeast Natives & Perennials)

Jenn McCracken  (#150143) 965 Deerwood Lane, Quakertown PA 18951  (6 pts ; 3 team member + 3 business -The Turnip Truck).

Heather DiSario, Creamery Rd, Haycock Township, PA (1 pt)

Jacquelin Bencker, 1324 Roudenbush Rd, Haycock Township, PA  (1pt)

Lynn & Tony Hughes, 1000 Black Birch Lane, Quakertown, PA  (1pt)

Drs. Warren and Roberta Heydenberk  1059 W. Sawmill Rd, Haycock Twsp, PA (4 pts, 1 + 3 team member)

Larry & Beth Gould, 1142 Black Birch Lane, Haycock Twsp (1pt)

Bev Lacey, 2160 Church View Dr., Quakertown (Haycock) (1pt)

Pat DeWald, 204 Pullen Station Rd. Haycock Twsp (1pt)

Kathy Brown & Ed Streubert, 990 Deerwood Lane, Haycock Twsp (1 pt)

David & Elaine Hughes, 1518 Stoney garden Rd, Haycock Twsp (6pts, team member + business – PVE wildlife)

Ron Bevilacqua, 936 W. Thatcher Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951 (3 business points – Thatcher Hill Sculpture Studio)

Diane Frei (#45403) 1618 Mission Road, Quakertown PA, 18951 (1 pt)

Kurt and Dana Hutchison 678 Deerwood Lane. Haycock Twsp. PA (1 pt).

Brenda Givler 685 Apple Rd, Haycock Twsp (3 pts – farm)

RF Shoup 1925 East Sawmill Rd. Haycock Twsp (3 pts – Ranslee Farm)

Laurie Dickson & Mark H (cert # 54869) Haycock Twsp (1 pt)

Holly Urban  1112 Roundhouse Rd. Kintnersville PA Haycock Twsp (4 pts, 1 + business – Froggy’s Garden)

Sara George & Steve Flood, 1278 E Sawmill Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951 (Haycock Twp) (1 pt)

Gina Frederick, 997 Camp Trail Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951 (6 pts ; 3 team member + 3 business)

Michael and Lori Hays, 979 W. Thatcher Rd. Haycock Twsp, Quakertown, PA (1 pt)

Doris & Lawrence Binner, 1679 Boulder Lane, Quakertown, Pa. 18951 (1 pt)

Properties that are pending are listed below:

Gerome Glickstein 711 Old Bethlehem Rd, Haycock Twsp, PA (1 pt)

Pat McCandless, 1609 Boulder Lane, Quakertown, PA

Barb & Joe Rumsey,  658 Old Bethlehem Rd., Haycock

Those considering:

St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Haycock

Haycock Historical Society, Stokes House


The Community Wildlife Habitat Registration Form

Official Form Below.  Responses to questions are in bold.

Community Wildlife Habitat Registration Form

Congratulations on taking the initiative toward starting a community-wide habitat conservation project! By completing this form and returning it to us you can register your Community Wildlife Habitat project with the National Wildlife Federation® (NWF). Once registered, your community will begin working toward community certification and receive ongoing support from NWF.

To register your community, please complete the following information:

1. Name your Community Wildlife Habitat Project

Name: Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA Community Wildlife Habitat

2. Identify a Community Wildlife Habitat Team Leader and recruit at least four individuals to become members of the Community Wildlife Habitat Team. Complete the attached Community Wildlife Habitat Team Members List.

3. Register the Habitat Team members as official volunteers with NWF. Each team member should complete the Volunteer Application and Image Release Form.

4. Set up and maintain a project notebook/binder.

5. Research your community.

Complete Part I: Community Basics of the attached form Community Description and Demographics.

6. Develop project goals and vision for 1, 3 and 5 years.

Bats
1-5 years- Bat watching. Record an estimate amount of bats when they awake from hibernation. These observations can help record the decrease or increase of the bat population.
1-2 years- Build bat houses, and put in yards. Then 3-5 years keep track of bats who live in your bat house

Bees
1-5 years:
Become a bee keeper. It is possible to order a bee colony package.
Plant pollinating flowers and plants for pollen for bees.
Allow vegetables in garden to go to seed; this allows bees to stock up on food for the winter months.

Pesticides/herbicides
1-5 years:
Sign petition for State government to limit herbicide and pesticide use especially in public areas, near residences or bodies of water.
Educate the community of all harmful aspects of pesticides and herbicides. 

Invasive plants
1-5 years:
Keep pulling/cutting invasive species and keep track of your progress.
Plant native species in their place

Review the points needed for each segment of Community Wildlife Habitat certification and determine which activities will work best for your community. See the Community Wildlife Habitat Goals Matrix for specific activities and points awarded for each.

You must also complete a minimum of 40 points (of a possible 70) out of the following activities in order for your community to officially register their project with NWF:

5      Obtain a map of your community (please enclose a copy) (5 points)  http://www.haycocktwp.com/map.htm

10   Complete Part II: Ecological Characteristics of Community Description and Demographics (10 points)

Pending upon approval  10  Obtain a letter of support from Community Government Officials (10 points) (please enclose a copy)

Pending  10  Create a 5 year budget (10 points)

5  Develop a plan for keeping all members of the Habitat Team in regular communication (5 points)

Pending  10  Have one member of Habitat Team become a NWF Habitat Steward Volunteer 10 points

___Get 5 bonus points if that member of the Habitat Team becomes a NWF Habitat Steward Host 5 points

5  Identify three potential funding sources: 5 points

1) Wild Resource Conservation Program (DCNR)

2) Department Environmental Protection

3) Bucks County Audubon Society

5  Identify three potential sites for Backyard Wildlife Habitat demonstration gardens:(5 points)

1) The Waxman Family, 440 Top Rock Trail, Kintnersville, PA 18930

2) Gina Frederick, 997 Camp Trail Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951

3) Jenn McCracken (The Turnip Truck). 965 Deerwood Lane, Quakertown PA 18951

Pending 10  Plan and organize a kick-off celebration (please enclose a copy of flyer, press release, etc.)  10 points

Total Points (minimum of 40)______________________

Please send:  This completed Community Wildlife Habitat Registration Form; 5-10 pictures of your community (a CD with digital photos is also fine);  $25.00 registration fee, to

National Wildlife Federation

Community Wildlife Habitat Registration

11100 Wildlife Center Drive

Reston, VA 20190-5362

We cannot return the photos or any other elements of the registration form, so please be sure to keep duplicates for your records. Remember to submit the $25.00 registration fee (check or money order) to cover our processing and handling costs. Make payment payable to National Wildlife Federation. Please allow 3 weeks for processing. Questions? Please contact us at: 866-788-9297.

Community Description and Demographics

Part 1: Community Basics

We are excited to learn more about your community! To find the answers to many of these questions, you may need to contact your city hall, local natural resource agency, nature centers, parks, conservation groups, or other organizations in your area. Through your research, you will learn more about how your community is affected by and affects surrounding ecosystems and the wildlife with which you share your community. You will also find the information gathered helpful in shaping your Community Wildlife Habitat project goals.

1. Give a brief description of your community:

Haycock Township was established in 1763 from the pieces of land left over after the surrounding townships had formed; a nd, is located in Bucks County, PA.  According to the 2010 census, the community is home to 2,225 individuals.  Land and water areas occupy 12,620.12 and 845.44 acres respectively.  Almost fifty percent of the land is preserved.  In this includes 2010 acres of State Game Lands (including Haycock Mountain), the 500 acre Lake County Park, newly acquired agricultural easements preserving  Ahlum Farm (86.4 acres) and Isaac Farm (124.8 acres).  Lastly a large portion of these preserves lands is part of Lake Nockamixon State Park.

2. Please consider the boundaries of your community and decide to either use the community’s name or zip codes to geographically define your Community Wildlife Habitat project area. If your community is an entire county, the county name can also be used to define your community. This will allow NWF to accurately track the total number of certified habitats in your community. Please let us know how you would like your community to be tracked. Choose one.

What is the zip code(s) of your community? 18930, 18951

City and State:  Kintnersville, Quakertown PA

County name (choose only if your community is an entire county):  Bucks County

3. What is the community size in square miles? 21.2 square miles

4. What is the population of your community? 2,250

5. Please give an estimate of the following in your community:

# of single family detached homes- 894

# of town homes ________________________________

# of apartments/multi-family residences_____________

# of schools- 0 (Haycock Elementary was closed 6/2011)

# of businesses- 4 restaurants (Beckers, Raven’s Nest, Old Bethlehem Rd Bar, and La Campagna), 3 vegetable, plant & landscaping sales/service (The Turnip Truck, NE Natives and Perennials, Vanderlely Landscaping)

6. Identify three areas where a public Backyard Wildlife Habitat demonstration sites could be set up (i.e., park, zoo, nature center, library, town hall, etc.):

1.)    Nockamixon State Park

2.)    Lake Towhee

3.)    Haycock Elementary

4.)    Haycock Mountain

7. List the names and contact information for local media in your community that could be contacted for publicizing your Community Wildlife Habitat project (i.e., newspapers, radio, TV, etc.)

Name: Bucks County Herald                                      Name: The Intelligencer

Address: Bucks County Herald P.O. Box 685           Address: 333 N. Broad St

City: Lahaska                                                             City: Doylestown

State: PA Zip/Postal Code: 18931                              State: PA         Zip/Postal Code: 18901

Telephone: (215)794-1097                                          Telephone: (215) 345-3000

Fax: (215)794-1109                                                    Fax: (215)34503150

 Email: Herald@BucksCountyHerald.com                 Email: intell_letters@phillyburbs.com

If you can identify more local media sources, please attach their information to this form.

8. Identify potential partners for your Community Wildlife Habitat project. For example, garden clubs, community clubs, local conservation initiatives or other nonprofit groups could become valuable resources to your habitat team.

1.)    Haycock Historical Society

2.)    Bucks County Conservation District

3.)    Nockamixon State Park

9. How could you obtain funding to help subsidize the cost or give in-kind support for your community project? Please identify possible local funding opportunities within your community (i.e., government agencies, local foundations, businesses, individual donors, fundraising events, etc).

Dept Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

Dept Environmental Protection (DEP)

Bucks County Audubon Society

Community Description and Demographics

Part 2: Ecological Characteristics

You may attach additional information if necessary.

1. What watershed is your community in? Tohikon and Dimple Creek watersheds

2. Is your community along a migratory path or flyway? If so, please describe.

Migratory path : waterfowl; songbirds, marblers, common loons, gulls, various

3. What are the dominant ecosystems in your community (i.e., desert, mixed deciduous, wetland, etc.)?  Mixed deciduous, forest

4. What are the top two or three environmental or ecological challenges faced by your community?

(1)Decline in Bat and Bee population

(2) Invasive Plant species / Lack of varietal  plants to support/sustain wildlife

(3) An overuse of herbicides & pesticides

5. Are there any federally-listed or endangered species or state-listed species of concern (i.e., plants, birds, insects, fish, etc.) in or near your community? If so, please list each species and listing status.

Animals: Indiana Bat, American Peregrine Falcon, Piping Plover, Bald eagle, and mulluks: Clubshell, Northern Riffleshell, and Dwarf Wedge Mussel, Red Bellied Turtle (PA threatened)
Insects: Honeybees
Plants: Bugleweed, Tall Larkspur, Sticky Goldenrod, Swamp Pink, 

6. What are the problematic invasive non-native species that are displacing or contributing to the decline of native species in your community? Please describe.

Autumn Olive, Burning Bush, Canadian Thistle, Chinese Silver Grass, Common Privet, English Ivy, Garlic Mustard, Japanese Honeysuckle, Japanese Knotweed, Japanese Stiltgrass, Multiflora Rose, Norway Maple, Periwinkle, Purple Loosestrife, Tree of Heaven, Mile-a minute vine, Water Chestnut, Hydrilla (aquatic)

Nepalese browntop, Big chickweed, Watercress, Common St. Johnswort, Queen Anne’s lace, Hairy galinsoga, Common velvetgrass, Black medic, Yellow sweetclover, Timothy 

7. Are there any other special ecological or environmental conditions in your community?

(1)Decline in Bat and Bee population

(2) Invasive Plant species / Lack of varietal  plants to support/sustain wildlife

(3) An overuse of herbicids & pesticides

Please list the members of your Habitat Team in the space provided. You may attach a separate list of additional names and contact information if needed.

1. Julie M. Fagan, Ph.D.

Team Leader, Haycock Township Resident

440 Top Rock Trail

Kintnersville, PA  18930

(610) 847-2411

drjuliefagan@yahoo.com

2.  Beth Clark

Environmental Education Specialist at Nockamixon State Park

1542 Mountain View Dr

 Quakertown, PA  18951

215-529-7307

RA-nrspnockenved@state.pa.us

3.  Jenn and Alex McCracken

The Turnip Truck

965 Deerwood Lane

Quakertown, PA 18951

(215)429-7817

jenn@turniptruck.net

4. Drs. Warren and Roberta Heydenberk

1059 West Sawmill Rd
Quakertown, Pa 18951
(215) 538-2682

wrh2@Lehigh.EDU

5.   David Hughes

1518 Stoney Garden Road

Haycock Township, PA 18951

 (215)529-9392

ermpst@verizon.net

6.  Gina Frederick

997 Camp Trail Road

Quakertown, PA 1895

267-377-5947 

plantlib@verizon.net

7. Carol Schroding

1716 E Sawmill Road,

Quakertown, PA 18951
(215) 901-5552

nenatives_perennials@yahoo.com