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.

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    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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