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Monroe County Municipal Primary
Barrett Township

When: May 16, 2017
Where: Barrett Municipal Township Building (993 Route 390, Cresco PA 18326)
- or - Mountainhome United Methodist Church Annex (6680 Route 191, Mountainhome PA 18342)

Editor's Note: See "attachments" for sample ballot. 

Township Supervisor Candidates:
Loree Guthrie (D)
Patricia O'Keefe (D)
Ralph G. Megliola (R)
Grant Hilfiger (R)
Jay Perrine II (R)

I am passing along a note from our neighbors at Monroe County Habitat for Humanity, which is currently looking for clients who may need home restoration projects completed by July 1. This year, the organization hopes to complete 30 home preservation projects in Monroe County, which will help struggling homeowners make necessary repairs.

To qualify, a single person must earn less than $38,600 and a family of two must earn less than $44,100 per year, and be up to date on mortgage, property taxes and have homeowner’s insurance. For more information, call 570-216-4390 or visit habitatmc.org

In 2014, the Buck Hill Conservation Foundation and the Buck Hill Falls Company jointly hired a forester to prepare a forest management plan for 4,330 acres of Buck Hill Falls, including Chestnut Mountain. The study by Green Leaf Consulting provides a comprehensive assessment of the property and lists recommendations for the conservation and restoration of the forest. The Plan suggests such strategies as adopting an aggressive herbicide control plan for invasive exotic species and the planting of such seedlings as red spruce, white spruce or other conifers on treated sites. The aim is allow seedlings to grow and shade out invasive hay-scented ferns and other unwanted vegetation.
As you ascend northwards along the lower half of the Blue Trail, look for wildflowers that are now competing with the invasive plants. The plan suggests that open, sunny areas could be converted to wildflower species, fruit bearing shrubs or saplings—all to attract wildlife species.
The degree to which we step in to shape the regeneration of this land is a decision that lies ahead. Meanwhile,
nature is working to reclaim Chestnut Mountain with the native species that once thrived there.
The Buck Hill Forest Management Plan can be found at buckhillconservation.org.

As part of the 2017 Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, registration is now open to organizations that wish to organize a wide range of beautification projects. Registered cleanup events can get free trash bags, gloves and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, while supplies last. Events can be litter cleanups, illegal dump cleanups, beautification projects, special collections and educational events.

Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
May 6, 2017
June 3, 2017
July 8, 2017
August 5, 2017
September 9, 2017
September 30, 2017

(Contact the Maintenance Dept for a weekday drop-off appointment - 570-595-7866. 24 hr notice required. Available May 6 through Oct 1 only)

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