Upper Moreland is Pennsylvania’s first Bird Town

    A group of Upper Moreland residents has taken the first steps in making the township a native bird habitat.

    Using the Audubon Bird Town guidelines, nine residents have restored their backyards for the birds, meaning no watering, no fertilizer and no insecticide. A lack of interference from humans will help birds make a home.

    And it makes Upper Moreland the state’s first Bird Town.

    Jonathan de Jonge, president of Upper Moreland Township’s Environmental Advisory Council, has been a leader of the Bird Town effort, and spoke with Upper Moreland Patch about how to get the township on the path to bringing the birds back.

    Township Council and the board of commissioners approved the Bird Town plan in November, but it’ll be a several-year project.

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