WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- How much do 2,568 acres of forest cost in southern Pennsylvania? $12.5 million and a lot of heart.
When the property known as Glatfelter Tree Farm No. 1 became available for sale, the pleas of area residents prompted The Conservation Fund to spend the millions needed to purchase it on March 25. Now, several Adams County, Pa., organizations are working together to find the money needed to pay back The Conservation Fund and ultimately turn over the land to be added onto Michaux State Forest.
The Hamiltonban (Pa.) Township Supervisors recently reached out to their counterparts in Washington Township, Pa., for help.
"What they're looking for is that they want us to sign on and give them some money so that they can buy it and give it to the state," said Carroll Sturm, chairman of the Washington Township Supervisors.
The supervisors and the township solicitor are looking over the proposal because they are unsure whether they can legally give money to another municipality.