Tamanend Park Pond News

Tamanend Park has a spring-fed pond near the gazebo and the Friends recently embarked on a project to restore the pond.  The township provided the funding.  First the Friends contracted with Pennscapes, Inc. for the project.  A crucial first step was the removal of all the pond life.  All of the animals and frogs were taken to the Churchville Nature Center.  Next, the pond was dredged and the drainage ditch was widened.  Finally, boulders and rocks were placed around the perimeter and daisies and purple coneflowers were planted. An aerator has been installed which will help circulate the pond water.  The Friends of Tamanend ask that visitors to the pond refrain from disturbing the plants or climbing on the rocks.

 

 

 

Photos courtesy of Ray Schwegel: