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  • Spring in Solebury

    View our Township Directory for staff, their positions and contact information.
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  • Preserving the Land

    Protecting and preserving the beauty, unique character and natural resources of Solebury Township includes appreciating its heritage.
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  • Trails and Parks

    View Solebury's Recreational Opportunities.
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  • Natural Abundance

    By planting native plant gardens, you can help to preserve the native plants that are disappearing from our area as well as create small oases for the wildlife in our neighborhoods.
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  • Protecting Our Resources

    Solebury's citizens have always had a strong commitment to preserving open space.
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  • Preserving Our Past

    Villages and hamlets are found in Solebury at historically important crossroads at points along the Delaware River...
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Parks & Recreation

 

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Planning, Code Enforcement &

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Aquetong Restoration Project to Start April 27

The waters from Aquetong Spring haven't flowed freely since the end of the Civil War. That's about to change this month, as Solebury Township begins the process of removing the Aquetong Lake dam, restoring the natural stream bed and creating a natural recreation area on the surrounding preserved lands.

The Township has contracted with Flyway Excavating to begin the work to remove the dam, starting on April 27. Solebury has spent the last several months working with The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers to ensure that removal of the dam meet their rigorous standards.

Safety Considerations During Aquetong Restoration

The removal of the artificial dam and restoration of the Aquetong Spring area into park land is set to begin at the end of April. To protect everyone's safety, the Township will soon be posting the entire Aquetong park and open space area, including the Judy House and grounds, as closed due to construction.  

The process of removing the dam, restoring the natural stream bed and creating a natural recreation area will proceed gradually, and at many stages of the project the area would be dangerous to anyone walking in or near the site. Please respect the safety restrictions posted by the Township and the contractor, Flyway Excavating, throughout the restoration.

Bear Safety Tips

Warmer weather brings us in closer contact with native wildlife, which includes the occasional black bear. If you see a bear, remain calm, make noise and slowly back away. Be sure to report any bear sightings in the Township to Solebury Township Police at 215-348-7400.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has some precautions you can take to help keep bears away from residential areas:

SOLEBURY TOWNSHIP DEER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The overarching goals of the Deer Management Program are to reduce crop and property damage, minimize the threat of disease, reduce deer related accidents and re-balance the ecosystem by managing the white-tailed deer population.

Overbrowsing by deer is a key cause of the depletion of the local woodland understory and the vegetation that lines local stream corridors. Deer management is an important part of Solebury’s long-term plan for maintaining and protecting vital water resources. When the ecosystem is in balance, plant life plays an essential role in stormwater management. Plant roots facilitate the reabsorption of water through the ground, which can help prevent localized flooding and recharge the groundwater supply.