Monthly Archives: October 2010

VICTORY!!! Bobolinks Prevail

Philadelphia City Council passes Councilman Curtis Jones Bill 100498 to establish Roxborough Environmental Control District by unanimous vote, protecting Manatawna wildlife habitat (bobolink grasslands) and biodiversity forever. Saul H.S., Manatawna Habitat and Community Gardeners all Winners Next order of business: defeat Schuylkill Center … Continue reading

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Drew Gilchrist Email Oct 28, 2010

All: Please find the September 29th meeting minutes and submitted written comments posted at the following link. https://sites.google.com/site/manatawnaeast33/ Thanks Drew Gilchrist

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Farm protected; community heard

Kris Soffa / Ellen Tichenor Philadelphia Inquirer Letter to the Editor Oct. 28, 2010

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City Council and Planning Commission Testimony re: Curtis Jones Bill 100498 to establish Roxborough Environmental Control District

Click here to see Plan Philly article and video testimony including Christina Kobland (President of Native Return, LLC for Friends of Manatawna and East33.org), David O’Neil (Friends of Manatawna), Emilio Garcia (President of Student Government of entire School District of Philadelphia), Ellen … Continue reading

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American Birding Association Letter of Support

Click here for letter by Ted Floyd, Ph.D., Editor of Birding magazine

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Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Supports Bill 100498 to protect Manatawna Serpentine Grasslands

Read what DVOC has to say by clicking here.

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Philadelphia Inquirer Oct 21, 2010

“Make no mistake, taking any portion of this 25-acre minimally disturbed hay field for commercial farming will destroy the biodiversity it supports forever, as it is in the center of 600 acres of conserved land,” said Christina Kobland, who testified … Continue reading

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Philadelphia City Council Rules Committee Votes Unanimously to Approve Curtis Jones Bill to Protect Manatawna Wildlife Corridor

Christina Kobland testimony David O’Neil testimony Emilio Garcia testimony PA Senator Vincent Hughes Letter of Support US Congressman Chaka Fattah Letter of Support

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