Child safety, green space topics in CG


First Posted: 3/12/2008

Among items discussed at the Clarks Green Borough Council meeting held Monday, March 10, was an identification program for children known as CHIP (Child Identification Program). An identification event will be held on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the borough building.
The event, which is sponsored by The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania in conjunction with Kingsbury and Waverly Lodges, is open to the public, with $3 admission. Fingerprints, photos and voice recordings will be collected from children who attend. The items and a home DNA kit will be with children and their families, and a consent form will be kept at the borough building. If a child becomes missing, parents have the materials to aid investigations. Any questions about the event should be addressed to Mayor William Thorburn at 587-2801.
Marie King, public relations chairperson, announced that four Chesapeake Bay Tree Canopy Assessment communities – Clarks Green, Clarks Summit, Waverly and South Abington – will host a seminar on Proper Pruning Techniques and Tree Species Selection with an emphasis on Storm Water Control and Wet Lands Plantings. The program will take place April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Clarks Summit Borough Building on State Street.
Prior to the seminar, satellite pictures will be taken to determine how much green space or trees are available in Clarks Green. Those pictures will be compared by percentage as to how much green space there should in the communities. According to council, 183 trees were planted last year according to council, but room remains for more planting.
Anyone interested in having a tree planted may call King at the Clarks Green Borough building at 586-4446.

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