| A. At
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, College Twp.:
Construct Marsh Boardwalk/Bridge & Trail System (1,200').
* Construct interpretive and rules sign frames and install signs
(along boardwalk and site boundaries)
Repaint exterior of two concrete silos; disassemble unloader units
in each silo.
* Renovate Garage Bldg. (wood frame) including insulation, heating,
* Renovate Storage / Boiler Bldg. (masonry) for storage uses, remove
old boiler, pour concrete floors.
* Remove concrete stalls in ground floor of barn to create a “wet
lab” for use by school students for wetland education exercises (this
portion of project will also use EPA Wetlands Grant Funds for materials).
Develop planned demonstration orchard and demonstration kitchen garden
area, per master site plan.
Removal of invasive plant species in marsh, then plant native species
in marsh area and landscaping in new parking areas (per the approved
landscaping plan for the lots).
Construct stone-grit walking paths from site of new parking area
to barn area.
* Construct educational displays for inside nature center barn.
Improve landscape & plant materials around Quonset Hut area,
install vehicle barriers.
Construct wildlife habitat and stream enhancements in the marsh areas
(with the PA. GC & PA. F&BC).
Assist volunteers from Bald Eagle Archeological Society in sampling
nature center grounds for Indian artifacts, construct & install
interpretive signs as appropriate.
At other municipal park sites within 5 miles of the nature center:
Streambank stabilization projects at Spring Creek Park and Walnut
Establish trails and park entrance work at the new “Thompson’s Woods
Municipal Preserve” (43 acres)
Install trailhead entrance ramp at Walnut Spring Park (19 acres)
Assist with 5 major ballfield renovations (grading, seeding, equipment
installations) on 3 tracts leased by the Authority from the State
College Area School District
Grade and reseed new area for the on-ground ice-rink at Blue Spring
Park in Boalsburg
Pedestrian bridge repairs and improvements (BOCA Code and ADA) at
Fasick, Spring Creek and Walnut Springs Parks
* Finish construction of information kiosks at Spring Creek and Slab
Cabin Parks (install bulletin boards w/ plywood & plexiglass
to display park information)
Renovate & improve two sand volleyball courts at Spring Creek
Park; remove roots & repair asphalt on walking paths
Playground equipment improvements and minor installations (benches,
Plant Remembrance Trees and maintenance of previously-planted trees
Restore planting beds at various municipal parks
* Construct wooden shelving and storage boxes for use at public parks
and two community swimming pools
Renovate (strip soil and grade) ballfield at Haymarket Park
At Centre County Historical Society (on CCHS
property, ½ mile from the nature center):
Renovation & restoration of landscape planting areas around Centre
Removal of invasive species / Restoration of landscape plantings
around the old iron furnace structure.
Install walking paths in furnace stack area.
Outline archaeological remains with stones/plant materials.
Construct and install interpretive signs.
Plant banks with native plants/stabilize stormwater runoff area.
Assist in installation of water runoff swale on east side of Porter
Remove plant materials and replant creek bed area as needed.
Demolish garage/storage buildings.
Continue restoration of small barn to east of mansion.
* Interior painting of Mansion.
|PCC will also provide 75%
reimbursement (up to $20,000) for materials for these projects.