Upper Makefield Township
In This Issue
Earth Day Celebration: April 24, 2010
Track Upper Makefield Census Participation Online
Get a Permit Before You Start Springtime Home Improvement Projects
See Your Buy-A-Brick at Brownsburg Park
Next Board Meeting - Wednesday, April 21
Have news you would like to share with the community?
Community Notes
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve Spring Native Plant Sale
Saturday and
Sunday - May 8 & 9
Saturday and Sunday - May 15 & 16
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn how to create a beautiful landscape that also benefits the environment with native plants. Sale will have a premier selection of over 200 species of high-quality plants native to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Delaware Valley region. Admission for plant sale is free of charge. Read more about Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve.
Upper Makefield Fire Company Carnival
Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 14
6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 15
Noon to 5 p.m. and
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Washington Crossing State Park
Grab tickets, and take the whole family to spend a night of fun at the Upper Makefield Fire Company Carnival. Ride the Ferris wheel, eat cotton candy, or have a whirl on the merry-go-round. There will be fun for all!

30th Annual
Revolutionary Run
Sunday, July 4
Washington Crossing

Lace up your running shoes, and head out for a patriotic 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K Road Race, or a 10K Road Race on the 4th of July. For race fees, race times, and registration information, visit www.umbarevrun.com.
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Earth Day Celebration: April 24, 2010
Brownsburg Park
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Earth Day 2009
Bring your bike, Frisbee, picnic lunch, or just your walking shoes, and celebrate Earth Day with the Upper Makefield Environmental Advisory Council on Saturday, April 24, rain or shine. Enjoy environmental exhibits, seminars, and demonstrations, and bring the kids to see the animals!

This year's participants include:
  • Upper Makefield Township Park & Recreation Board
  • Friends of the Delaware Canal
  • Solardelphia
  • Aark Wildlife
  • Heritage Conservancy
  • Sierra Club
Track Upper Makefield Census Participation Online

In mid-March every household in Upper Makefield should have received a census questionnaire. All completed census materials should have been mailed back on Friday, April 16. If you didn't participate in the 2010 Census, you may receive a visit by census workers who will begin visiting homes that did not respond. This effort will wrap up in mid-July, and by the fall the Census Bureau will begin tabulating the official numbers.

Stay up-to-date with Upper Makefield's participation rate online at the 2010 Census website. As of this eNews Upper Makefield had 83% participation.

Upper Makefield is appreciative of everyone that participated in the 2010 Census because accuracy of the information is critical in determining:
  • Congressional seats to states
  • Allocation of $400 billion in federal funds to local governments
Get a Permit Before You Start Springtime
Home Improvement Projects
As the warm weather continues and spring projects begin, please remember that most home construction projects in Upper Makefield require a permit from the Planning & Zoning department including:
Tackling one of these common yard projects? Download a project-specific permit packet and have all the information you need to get your project off the ground!
See Your Buy-A-Brick at Brownsburg Park 
Brownsburg Park
If you participated in the Buy-A-Brick fundraiser for park improvements, pavilion construction, and additions to the community playground, come out to Brownsburg Park this spring and see your engraved brick along sidewalks.

Thanks to $50 donations from residents (cost of brick & name engraving), free design by Stephen Balaam, and free installation services by J. Marrazzo Landscaping, our parks are looking better than ever.

It's not too late to get involved with the Buy-A-Brick campaign! The brick installation was designed to have the ability to add more bricks each season.

Download a brick order form online at our recreation page.
Next Board Meeting - Wednesday, April 21

The Board of Supervisors will meet on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss advertising the Eagle Road drainage project, conditional use hearing for the PHMC Visitors Center, and the Washington Crossing Inn Zoning Hearing Board application.

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