GROWING UNEXPECTED BEAUTY IN POTTSTOWN – Land surrounding a waste water treatment plant might be the last place nature lovers look for wild beauty, but that’s where the Borough of Pottstown has created an unexpected and colorful discovery (at top and below) this year. Earlier in the spring it installed a native wildflower meadow described on its Facebook page as “a pilot project for more sustainable environmental and economic management of borough facilities.” The meadow reduces the need to frequently mow what once was just lawn grass, the borough’s post explained. It also attracts pollinators like bees, butterflies, and birds; provides shelter for animals; and it absorbs and filters storm water better than traditional lawns. The borough handles waste water for Lower, Upper and West Pottsgrove townships.
Photos from the Borough of Pottstown via Facebook