At Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, 548 Puddintown Road, College Twp.:
Complete the construction of Marsh Boardwalk/Bridge & Trail System
(1,200'). Phase 1 is complete. Phase 2 (w/ bridge) will be completed
this spring. Phase 3 (w/ bridge) and the bird-blinds are proposed
for summer 2003 ($22,193 in donations raised to date for materials.)
|2. For nature
center house (2-story rental farmhouse): replace siding (including
insulation board) so that the structure appears to be a part
of the nature center.
* Complete the renovation of Garage Bldg. (wood frame) including
siding to match new siding on farmhouse & parge the foundation
* Continue work on renovating ground floor of barn into 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).
Will involve electrical plumbing, carpentry, masonry work, construction
of student work tables.
Continue removal of invasive plant species in 50-acre marsh, then
plant native species in marsh area. Plant extensively in parking
areas (per the approved landscaping plan for the lots).
Build Informational Entry Kiosk to introduce visitors to nature center
trail routes, rules, programs.
Build and install wood endwall vents in barn. Reconstruct from historical
photos of vents.
Install large viewing windows (donation) in barn for view of marsh
* Construct educational displays for inside nature center barn.
Continue constructing wildlife habitat and stream enhancements in
the marsh areas; plant Aspen/Adler grove for woodcock habitat
(with the PA. Game Commission & PA. Fish & Board Commission).
Assist volunteers from Bald Eagle Archeological Society in sampling
nature center grounds for Indian artifacts,construct & install
interpretive signs as appropriate.
Construct a small restroom building for the nature center (to replace
current portable toilets)
At other municipal park sites within 5 miles of the nature center:
|13. Build trails
and install benches at Stan Yoder Preserve, Boalsburg (a new public
safety renovations (upgrade safety mulch) and new equipment installations
at various parks
|15. Plant and
maintain “Remembrance Trees (purchased with donated funds) at various
and install erosion control plant material on bank at Park Forest
Community Swimming Pool
bush honeysuckle and replant with trees at Orchard Park
|18. Trail improvements
(clear/widen, add surfacing & erosion controls) at Sunset and
Thompson Woods Preserve
|19. Install “rest
areas” (tree planting and benches) along Tudek Memorial Park perimeter
ceilings in 3 picnic pavilions to prevent English Sparrows from nesting
(Spring Creek & Orchard Parks)
and improvements to historic limekiln at Countryplace Park, Boalsburg
|22. Construct & install
wooden fencing to screen portable toilets in parks
|23. Plant evergreen
border along developed sides of Thompson Woods Preserve and reforest
Continue to establish trails and park entrance work at “Thompson’s
Woods Municipal Preserve” (43 acres)
Complete assistance for 5 major ballfield renovations (grading, seeding,
equipment installations) on 3 tracts leased by the Authority from
the State College Area School District
Renovate & improve two sand volleyball courts at Spring Creek
Park; remove roots & repair asphalt on walking paths
At Centre County Historical Society (on
CCHS property, ½ mile from the nature center):
Subtotal 3,120 mh
Construct a connecting path (0.75 mile) between Centre Furnace & Millbrook
Marsh Nature Center
Reconstruct an early 19th century log house: layout & install
stone foundation; install & replace logs, windows, floors, doors;
chimney w/liner, chinking; install walking path from the log house
to the "Farm Road"
Install walking path from the Hearth Room entrance to the southeast
corner of the property
|If approved, PCC will also
provide 75% reimbursement (up to $20,000) for materials for these