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Eagles In Rehab

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The Elmwood Zoo is located in Norristown, Montgomery County, PA. Part of their environmentalism is the rehabilitation of eagles that have injuries, such as, a broken wing. Here they are at feeding time:

More Animals and Insects of the Philadelphia Area

Ambler Watershed Stewards

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Join the Ambler Environmental Advisory Council and Penn State Extension’s Master Watershed Stewards for a two-day community effort, SATURDAYS, JULY 11 & 18 from 9-1 pm, to restore the Ambler Borough Park to its former beauty.

In order to protect the Rose Valley Creek riparian buffer completed by the Ambler EAC in 2011, we will be learning how to remove invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed and Garlic Mustard. These invaders among others have taken over several areas of the park and are outsompeting their native counterparts.

One major reason for maintaining the riparian buffer is to prevent against erosion of Rose Valley Creek, which runs through Ambler Borough Park and eventually flows into the Wissahickon Creek. Once the Wissahickon Creek empties into the Sckuylkill River, it then becomes a significant source of drinking water for the City of Philadelphia.

There will be a 15 min orientation beginning around 9:30 am on the importance of riparian buffers and the reasons behind removing invasive plants. We encourage you to arrive promptly at 9 am to benefit from the introduction, but we will have informational handouts for those that arrive later.

We advise that you wear long pants and sturdy shoes (i.e. hiking boots, rainboots) in order to avoid poison ivy, stinging nettles, mutlifora rose, etc.

Tools, snacks and water will be provided.

Ambler Rain Gardens Tour

Monday, May 4th, 2015

June 7th, 2015 – 2:00 to 4:00PM.

The Ambler Borough Rain Gardens Campaign will present a free 2-hour tour highlighting seven rain gardens. Rain or Shine! Sponsored by Ambler EAC and the Borough of Ambler.