Park Events & Happenings


Camp Wawa
On October 5, 2018, the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy and volunteers planted over 100 native trees at Camp Wawa Park on Camp Wawa Road. This event was part of the ongoing Tree Vitalize Grant awarded to the Township to help maintain and preserve Township Open Space. A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to this event!

HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS FOR 2018
IN THE TOWNSHIP PARKS

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FISH STOCKING
3 Area Ponds Stocked with Rainbow Trout
STOCKING DATES FOR 2018:

MARCH 16 & MARCH 22, 2018
REGIONAL OPENING DAY: MARCH 31, 2018


Each year in March, the Township stocks the following three ponds with trout: Roth Park Pond, Briarwyck Park Pond and Alderfer Road Pond. Approximately 600 trout are stocked over these three ponds. An additional 400 trout are restocked in the same ponds 1 week later. Please note: A valid Fishing License is required to fish the Township ponds.

Fish Stocking

Fish Stocking

Fish Stocking




CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR
Sunday, December 16, 2018

(pictures from previous years)

Reiff Christmas imageBergey Mill Santa
The Heckler Plains Folklife Society and the Lower Salford Historical Society gave tours of three historic Lower Salford Parks' homes during the holidays. Click below to see these homes decorated in their Christmas finery, each depicting the century from which they came.



 PHOTO GALLERY FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:
Bergey Mill Farmstead - 19th Century
Heckler Plains Farmstead - 18th Century
The Reiff Farmhouse - Transition home-both 18th & 19th Centuries




 




HECKLERFEST
at Heckler Plains Farmstead
(pictures from previous Hecklerfests are below)
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European Water Chestnut
Local Waterway Invasion

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INVASIVE PLANT




W.S.Hancock Society
"War on the Doorstep:Aftermath of the Civil War's Bloodiest Day"

The. W.S. Hancock Society presented their "War on the Doorstep: Aftermath of the Civil War's Bloodiest Day" event under beautiful skies at The Jacob Reiff Homestead. The Society hopes to make this an annual event. This was presented in partnership with the Lower Salford Historical Society and Lower Salford Township. Keep an eye on this page for future event information.
WS Hancock Group Image




HERB FEST PHOTO GALLERY
HECKLER PLAINS FARMSTEAD

Joan DiMariaJoan DiMaria, President of the HPFS, tends to the herb garden - Click on photos to enlarge.                                                                                                                        Gina CarlGina Carl explains the wool process to an inquisitive visitor as Rachael Smith churns butter in the background. Both ladies are with the W.S. Hancock Society
   
Rachael SmithRachael Smith spinning and carding wool at the 2013 Herb Festival at the Heckler Farmstead
Birdseye of Herb FestivalBirdseye view of the Herb Festival from the window of the restored bedroom in the house.
   
Rhine-Valley Bottom barnCrafters set-up in front of the 1761 Rhine-Valley Bottom barn at the Heckler farm.
Margie GehlhausMargie Gehlhaus is cooking a ham stew over the fire
   
Bruce StockingBruce Stocking, Historian and Educational Program Coordinator for the W.S. Hancock Society, sits by the wood stove
Rick GehlhausIn this photo, Rick Gehlhaus, a tobacconist, is demonstrating how pipe tobacco and cigars were made.
   
Bruce Stocking and Ray SteinmetzBruce Stocking and Ray Steinmetz, from the W.S. Hancock Society chat with visitors in the Heckler House.
Herb FestHerb Fest




Walmart Employees Help
Beautify Roth Park

Walmart employees have been helping with painting and planting projects at the parks the last several years as part of their commitment to community involvement. They did a lot of work but had fun along the way. The Board of Supervisors and Park Board really appreciate their contribution and send a big thank you their way! (click on the photos to enlarge) If you would like to get involved in a community beatification project, please contact the Township Office at: 215-256-8087

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EARTH DAY PROJECT IDEAS

Back in 2011, members of Save Jr. contacted the Township and asked how they could contribute to our community, specifically to beautifying the parklands. The Township responded and worked with the club and they focused on cleaning up the litter in the Township open space and in the creek along the trail between Yoder Road and Main Street. The Board of Supervisors and Park Board really appreciate it when community members get involved in beautifying our parks.  Not only did Save Jr. do something nice for the earth, it looks like they had a really fun time!  Thanks again for a job well done! (click on photos to enlarge)

Save Jr @ Harleysville Trail Stream - 1          Save Jr @ Harleysville Trail Stream - 2
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Path Bridge Connection

Crane lowering bridge at Trail
Back in the Fall of 2009, members of the Public Works Department worked to connect two existing trails through Township Open Space. The trails connected were Cutleaf Circle and Belle Lane. Crew members installed the abutments in October and by November were ready to set the bridge in place.

Bridge on trailAt left is the crane lowering the bridge into place and below, crew members guide the bridge onto the abutments. Projects like this are always on the horizon to improve visitor experiences in the Township Parks. 








PLANTING COMPLETED IN TOWNSHIP OPEN SPACE

Township Open Space plantingThe Township and the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy wants to thank the volunteers who came out on Saturday morning, October 11, 2008 to plant over 400 tress, shrubs, and plants at the corner of Kulp and Yoder Roads. Over 90 volunteers, including township residents, Boy Scout Pack 105 from Schwenksville and Pack 79 from Souderton, and students from Perkiomen Valley High School donated 231 volunteer hours. Township Open Space Planting - 2The plantings will help to establish better wildlife habitat and improve the water quality along the West Branch of the Skippack Creek that meanders through the Township Open Space. The project was planted with TreeVitalize funds.Township Open Space Planting 3













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