Some Absecon residents have expressed concern over the appearance of the park. Partnering with the Dr. Barbara Horner and the Attales Middle School, students developed a range of plans from which a final consensus plan was created, including specific vegetation. The establishment of native vegetation should enhance the appearance of the park, provide valuable habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies, and reduce maintenance costs of mowing the lawn area.
We reached out to the surrounding community to gather input through a survey and an open invitation to an Absecon Green Team meeting. We received very helpful information from this outreach.
March 25th 2017:
Things are moving rapidly now – on March 25th 2017 we prepared the site. We had excellent helpers! Check us out in action:
April 8th 2017:
A big thank you to all that showed up to lend a hand planting on April 8th! Also big thank to you to Rita’s Water Ice of Absecon who donated free water ice coupons to our helpers! Thanks for being great community partners Rita’s Water Ice!
Check us out in action:
June 1st 2017:
We planed a dozen or so Azaleas along Morton Avenue. Please stay tuned for pictures – coming soon.
June 14th 2017:
Ed Vincent with the Absecon Volunteer Fire Department helped us water our newly planted Azaleas that were getting weak with the recent heat wave. All is back on track now! In other news, our garden is progressing nicely. Many thanks to Ed Vincent and check out the beauty: