Warrington Township, Pennsylvania

   

Site visit at Warrington Township to see open space areas (left) Environmental Advisory Committee members showing off new educational signs developed as part of a Water Resource Education Network grant (right) 

Project Summary 

In 2012, Warrington Township, Pennsylvania passed a voter approved referendum committing $3 million to open space protection. The EFC worked with Warrington Township to identify ways in which the community could leverage its open space dollars to serve multiple community priorities and gain additional benefits the community had not identified. The EFC provided a set of recommendations to the Township, including identifying and prioritizing funding sources for the Township to access, developing partnerships with existing local organizations, and integrating green infrastructure into land conservation planning and project site design.

 Partners

University of Maryland Plant Science & Landscape Architecture Department

EPA Region 3 Office

 Sponsors

EPA Region 3 Office

 Related Documents

♦ A Green Infrastructure Approach to Leveraging Local Priorities in Warrington Township, PA (Final Report)

♦ UMD Urban Studies & Planning Program & National Center Smart Growth Brown Bag Series (Presentation)

Case Study: Warrington Township, PA

  Press

♦ Warrington Open Space and Land Preservation Task Force, The Link, Fall 2014 (page 10)

 

For more information, contact Jen Cotting at jcotting@umd.edu, 301.405.5495.