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Willow Park stream improvements coming this fall!

The Borough of Camp Hill has secured a qualified contractor to improve the quality and condition of the unnamed tributary to Cedar Run in Willow Park. The project is funded by a DEP grant from the Growing Greener program. The work will involve stream realignment, the installation of grade control structures or step pools to control the direction and velocity of the water and will improve the bank stability by planting woody vegetation creating a riparian buffer. The project will also include repurposing a concrete pad within the park that will be used as an environmental kiosk for park visitors. The work will begin in August and will be completed by the March of 2019.

Willow Park Fence

Help Support Improvement of the Market Street Corridor!

The Borough need your help!  As you may know, Camp Hill recently developed a streetscape plan to enhance the appearance and safety of the Market Street retail corridor. The plan was the outgrowth of the Borough’s 2014 strategic planning effort, in which borough residents determined that one of our 8 strategic objectives was to develop a vibrant business corridor.

Follow the link to view the strategic plan: Strategic Plan

We already have some great momentum, and we are excited about the opportunity we have to continue our progress.

 In order to help with funding to implement the streetscape plan, the borough is applying for a grant from the Pa Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)

 Showing community support for the grant application can really increase our likelihood of success.

 There are several ways you can help show your support, and encourage others to do so as well.

  1. Use the template (.docx) to generate a letter to DCED sec. Dunkelberger.  
  2. Write your own letter or note – something personal is always better even if it’s just a line or two – but it really helps if you mention the safety aspect.  
  3. Share this information and request with other residents – through facebook posts, email, phone calls, etc.
  4. In the future, we’ll be providing information about reaching out to our state legislators and other steps you can take to support the grant application.

Mosquito Spraying Wednesday Evening July 18, 2018

Wednesday  Evening July 18, 2018

The Cumberland County Vector Control Program will be conducting an ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile Virus disease in PARTS of:

Camp Hill

E. Pennsboro

MAP of the spray route will be available Tuesday at 3pm on the County Webpage:

Alternate spray date will be the next evening, weather permitting

Weather conditions and other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation.

If conditions do not allow application on the scheduled date, the following evening will serve as the back-up spray date.

The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying residential and recreational mosquito habitat.

The equipment dispenses DeltaGuard ULV at a rate of .95 ounces per acre. Treatment time starts near to or at dusk.

The product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations. The application material has a very

low toxicity profile to mammals and is applied during hours that it will have negligible impact to non-target insects.

Certain mosquito species carry Mosquito-borne Disease including West Nile Virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis,

an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis.

Individuals can take a number of precautionary measures around their homes to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas, including:

  • Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar containers that hold water.
  • Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed.
  • Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers.
  • Have clogged roof gutters cleaned every year as the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug drains.
  • Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
  • Turn over wheelbarrows and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths.
  • Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools not in use and remove any water that may collect on pool covers.
  • If a resident has stagnant pools of water on their property, they can buy BTI products at lawn and garden,
  • outdoor supply, home improvement and other stores. This naturally occurring bacterium kills mosquito larvae,
  • but is safe for people, pets, aquatic life and plants.

For more information about West Nile virus and the state’s surveillance and control program, please visit www.westnile.state.pa.us