Healthier environments are for the birds.

Really. And Falls Township officials are working to ensure that.

During Tuesday’s work session meeting, the Falls Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to adopt initiatives in conjunction with recognition as a Pennsylvania Audubon Council Bird Town community.

Supervisors Vice Chairperson Erin Mullen said the initiative was recommended by the Environmental Advisory Council as a continuation of similar efforts already in place.

“It’s our commitment to using native plants and reducing stormwater runoff,” Mullen said.

As part of the undertaking, the Pennsylvania Audubon Council works with municipalities to engage and educate residents, schools and businesses about conservation actions that could contribute to a healthier, more sustainable environment for bids, wildlife and people.

According to the Bird Town Pennsylvania website, Falls Township has a Bronze Certification for completing one task in four of the six strategies.

“We recognize that communities vary by financial and human capital,” the Bird Town Pennsylvania website states. “We have developed a tiered structure that allows communities to start small and work their way up to superstar. Bird Towns begin with Green Certification with minimal requirements and follow-up with Bronze, Silver and Gold levels each with increasing expectations. They may do this at their own pace without time restrictions.”

Bird Town Pennsylvania encourages communities to focus on the following initiatives: municipal actions, school district actions, community engagement, habitat enhancement, collaborations and advocacy.

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