Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Interpretive signs along the Saucon Rail Trail next to the Hellertown Marsh were recently 'tagged' with graffiti. Hellertown Police Chief Robert Shupp says he wants bike patrol officers to help monitor the area.
Less than two months after they were installed, colorful interpretive signs along the Saucon Rail Trail at the Hellertown Marsh have been vandalized. The educational signs were recently "tagged" with graffiti painted by someone calling him or herself "Vain." On top of an illustration of marsh grasses on one of the signs, the artist wrote the words "Smoke Grass" in black marker. Environmentalist and Hellertown resident Dennis Scholl designed and coordinated the installation of the signs, and said he is angered by their defacement. "What Vain does not realize is that he has tagged public property," he wrote in an email. "Kids like him destroy public property in an attempt to gain notoriety among their peers. What Vain and others like him …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The new educational signage is located along the Saucon Rail Trail in the borough of Hellertown.
Friday, February 8
The following press release about the new signs is from the Borough of Hellertown: A series of five signs interpreting the Hellertown Marsh have been installed on the Saucon Rail Trail between Walnut and Water streets in Hellertown. Funded by a grant from a local environmental foundation and researched and designed by borough resident Dennis Scholl, the signs describe the five-acre marsh and the ecological system that has developed in and around it. The marsh is an important wetland habitat that supports a unique collection of plants and wildlife and also purifies underground and storm water that flows through it. Scholl submitted the grant proposal through the Saucon Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited, which has since disbanded. The signs …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The partnership represents an effort by Hellertown and Lower Saucon officials to create a single information source for local users of parks and other recreational facilities.
The Saucon Valley Recreation Partnership was one of a number of joint planning projects discussed by Hellertown Borough Manager Cathy Kichline and Lower Saucon Township Manager Jack Cahalan at a breakfast presentation to members of the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce Sept. 27. The partnership represents an effort by local officials to better coordinate the use of Saucon Valley parks and recreational facilities that are enjoyed by residents of both Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township. "There was no one cohesive place for people to go (for information)," Kichline said. In the near future, an online portal will be unveiled that will provide residents with all local recreation-related information in one spot. A system for …