Greg Williams of Interfaith Power and Light works with several Penn State Altoona student volunteers along Bells Gap Run in the Bellwood-Antis Community Park. Williams not only led the coordination of the volunteers, but provided lessons to the younger workers so they'd better understand the importance of removing invasives and replacing them with native trees and shrubs. Interfaith Power and Light (IP&L), an ecumenical, faith-based environmental organization, has coordinated and facilitated hundreds of volunteer hours of help for the township to address invasive plants which plague our public land. IP&L has been a partner in the Chesapeake Bay [...]
Upgrades to equipment and facilities has continued at our drop-off recycling and composting facilities thanks to a $350,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The Act 101 Recycling Program Grant has, or will soon, fund: A horizontally-fed wood waste grinder (purchased in 2021) Compartmentalized recycling containers A skid loader for the recycling and composting operations (purchased in 2021) Pavement improvements to the drop-off area Home and business recycling bins Educational signage "We're delighted to receive this funding and look forward to the new equipment and facility improvements," said Environmental Director John Frederick at the time of the award. "The [...]
Douglas Brown was named Township Manager in early autumn and began work on October 11th. With a Business degree from Penn State and a Accounting degree from Saint Francis University, his studies focused on financial services, management, and marketing. Doug brings considerable experience in financial management, also having spent the previous nine years at Northwest Bank, most recently as an Assistant Vice President for Business Banking in State College. He lives in Antis Township with his wife and two children.
Local officials testified on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 to the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee at the Antrim Brethren in Christ Church Chambersburg, Franklin County in regards to MS4 requirements. To view the hearing please Click Here.
The Board of Supervisors voted to purchase a brine deicing system at their September 2019 meeting. The system will help the public works staff to better and more efficiently manage roadway conditions during the winter months.
DEP’s Office of Environmental Education will offer a free workshop in Blair County on Wednesday, June 13th at The Hollidaysburg Public Library, Hollidaysburg, PA, titled “Weathering the Storm: Understanding Stormwater Runoff.” Participants will learn how to create meaningful watershed educational experiences to advance environmental literacy and stormwater stewardship. Who is this workshop is designed for? Classroom teachers (Act 48 credits available!) Others who perform environmental education and outreach to the public, such as: MS4 permittees seeking compliance with MCM #1 Conservation Districts Watershed groups Other non-profit organizations Please share the attached flyer widely with any contacts and organizations that may be interested.
On May 8 Governor Wolf announced 82 Improvement Projects to Bolster Public Transit, Communities Across Pennsylvania. Antis Township among those who received funding. To view the announcement please Click Here.
On April 9, the Township Manager signed into agreement with Cliff Kittner and the PA Department of Conservation and National Resources to provide a review of recreation services to assist the Township in arranging for the efficiency of service delivery. Please review the following document to learn more.