Jun 24, 2016
Banner Year For The Wildlands Conservancy Park System
The Wildlands Conservancy now effectively runs both the Allentown and South Whitehall Park systems. While Allentown's official director is reduced to placing new park signs throughout her park system, in the township, their boy shows outdoor movies.
The rains have been good for the Wildlands specified riparian buffers along the creeks in Allentown. Although they serve no environmental purpose, because the storm sewers are piped directly into the streams, they do succeed in keeping both pets and children away from the water. Although, still only June, in many places the creeks have been completely obscured. The other day I saw an elderly woman and her old dog trying to access the creek. Her frustration would have brought smiles to the Wildlands and their lackey park directors.
With both the Robin Hood and Fish Hatchery Dam demolished, the bulldozer now turns to Wehr's Dam. South Whitehall says "Who needs history and beauty, when we can soon show children's movies by the former dam."
photo of Cedar Creek by Allentown Rose Gardens