CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Enviropark will be getting a lot greener next week when the county plants 1,400 trees there as part of Earth Awareness Month.
The county commissioners Thursday signed a proclamation marking April as Earth Awareness Month. They will present it later this month to Earth Day founder John McConnell, according to Melodie Anderson-Smith, the director of the Renfrew Institute in Waynesboro.
The park is on about 5 acres along the Falling Spring between Franklin Farm Lane and Interstate 81 in Guilford Township, part of a 200-acre parcel that includes the county's human service agencies, nursing home, prison and other offices.
"We're kind of pecking away at it," Senior Planner Sherri Clayton said of the park project, which was started last year. The biggest change to the site so far has been the demolition of an unused sewage treatment plant.