Upcoming Bridge Inspection and Road Closure for Bishop Bridge in Upper Allen Township – October 25, 2017

Cumberland County will be conducting a temporary closure of the Bishop Bridge on Wednesday October 25, 2017 starting at 9 a.m. to conduct the required annual inspection of the bridge.  The closure is not anticipated to last longer than one day and will be reopened as soon as possible normally before 3PM.  Advanced notice signage was posted this morning.  The bridge crosses the Yellow Breeches Creek between Upper Allen Township and Monaghan Township, York County.

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Appalachian Audubon Society Needs Volunteers – Work Day at Trout Run Nature Preserve – 9:00-3:00 Friday, October 20, 2017

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Work Day at Trout Run Nature Preserve – 9:00-3:00 Friday, October 20, 2017. A message from the Appalachian Audubon Society: Appalachian Audubon Society (AAS) owns and maintains a nature preserve in Mechanicsburg called Trout Run. The preserve consists of a large wetland bordered by small patches of riparian forest. A pair of state threatened Sedge Wrens was found nesting at the site in 1983, when the site was also proposed for residential development. Appalachian Aubudon stepped in and acquired the land from the developer to create the preserve and protect the habitat. After installing a pollinator garden and planting many riparian trees, focus shifted away from the nature preserve for several years and now many exotic trees, shrubs, and vines have invaded the s ...

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Township Leaf Pickup to begin Monday October 16, 2017

Leaf Pickup will begin this Monday.   Please see the Township Newsletter for more information 2017 Fall Township Newsletter

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Public Meeting on October 17th to discuss future of Bishop Bridge

FOR IMMDEDATE RELEASE October 4, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Kirk Stoner, 717-240-5381, Cumberland County Heather Bitner, 717-771-9870, York County   Public Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Future of Bishop Bridge Cumberland and York County officials will hold a public meeting on October 17, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Upper Allen Township Building, 100 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss future plans for Bishop Bridge in light of a new emergency access road agreement approved between the Counties and Messiah College.  A brief presentation will be made at 7 p.m., followed by a question and answer session with personnel from both counties. Bishop Bridge is a 119-year old single lane, steel truss bridge that carries Bishop Road over the Yellow Breech ...

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What’s the Cost of Heroin & Prescription Drug Abuse to OUR Community? Town Hall, October 23 at 6:30

Join COOP for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss this life-threatening issue in Upper Allen TOnwhsip and neighboring communities. (COOP   Community Opiate Overdose Prevention)   When:  October 23, 2017   Doors open at 6:30.  Meeting begins at 7pm Where:  Upper Allen Township Building. Panelists:  District Attorney, Local Police, RASE Project, Drug & Alcohol Services, County Coroner, EMS   A moderator led forum will allow local residents to learn more about the alarming impact heroin and prescription opiate abuse is having in our community.  Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and share concerns.   Event sponsored by Upper Allen Women’s Club GFWC.

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