Representatives from Audubon Pennsylvania and the Wyncote Audubon Society presented the
Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners with signs that recognize the community as an
Audubon Bird Town. The board adopted a resolution to become at Bird Town at the recommendation
of the Cheltenham Environmental Advisory Council (EAC). A perfect complement to the Cheltenham
Sustainability Plan, becoming a Bird Town will both highlight the township’s ecological
resources and extend environmental outreach and education.
The Audubon Society provides the tools for residents,
schools and businesses to make ecologically-friendly decisions,
conserving energy and saving money. The Bird Town program promotes
efforts to create communities where everyone is a steward of nature in their
backyard and beyond.
The power of this program comes from individuals taking actions on their
landscape and in their home to be greener, experience nature every day,
and contribute the community’s efforts to minimize environmental
impacts. For example, by planting native plants and registering your
property with Audubon, valuable data will be added to the town's
scorecard that will continue to improve each year.
You and your family can become key players in the world of bird
conservation! As neighborhoods work together, corridors of improved
habitat will welcome returning spring migrants, letting us know we are
on the right path!
Other area towns include Upper Moreland, Upper Salford, and Marlborough in Montgomery County,
Newtown Township, Solebury, Falls Township, and Springfield Township in Bucks County, and Allentown,
Lower Macungie, Salisbury, and Bethlehem in Lehigh County, and Longswamp Township in Berks County.
Note that this is a September 2014 list from the Audubon Society website.