Current projects are:
1. Ongoing maintenance of a section of the York County Rail Trail from Grantley Road to approximately 250 feet west of South Richland Avenue. Since the inception of the project about ten years ago, this part of the trail has been transformed from a ugly area contaminated from years of heavy railroad use to an attractive area with grass, seasonal flowers, shrubs, trees and wild native vegetation.
2. Continuation of our initiative to reestablish the tree canopy in York City to restore shade, beauty and to provide other environmental benefits. Funded by our club, state grants, contributions from community leaders, and donations from our community, approximately 100 unsightly trees have been removed and replaced. C.I.T.Y. has been established to promote this effort. For more information click here.
3. Participation in the York City-side litter pick up days - the most recent being this past October 16th.
4. Annually in addition to providing partial funding, members of the committee assist with the York County Envirothon. This is an annual program for York County Students from third through twelfth grades and attracts approximately 600 students. The goal of this program is to provide students with the tools they need to become responsible stewards of York County's agricultural and natural ecosystems.
5. Currently under study is the adoption and cleanup and maintenance of several of the 15 designated dump sites in the City of York. This project in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Clean Ways and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is designed to remove the blight of litter which also attracts rodents and negatively impacts our environment. Adopted sites would be cleaned up, monitored and maintained free of trash to prevent them from returning to their prior unsightly condition. One of the sites located on Ebberts Lane adjacent to Mill Creek will be cleared in January in order to determine the feasibility of doing this work.
6. Also under consideration is a cooperative project with the York County Audubon Society to repair the accidental damage to the plantings along Willis Run in the City of York. This bird sanctuary is in need of restoration due to an accidental poisoning of a substantial amount of the vegetation upon which a large variety of birds are dependent.