DEP Excellence Award

Dover Township was honored to receive the 2023 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for the Fox Run Floodplain Restoration in Eagle View Park!  Dover Township was presented the award at a dinner on April 25th by Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Richard Negrin and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Dunn.  Our project was one of 20 projects Statewide selected for this honor.  Funding for the project was made available through DEP’s Growing Greener Program and the York County Stormwater Consortium.

The project provides pollution reduction of approximately 175 tons of sediment annually, created 5 acres of wetlands, and aids with flooding as well as the park’s stormwater management requirements for the coming Eagle View Park Improvements.  Additionally, the nutrient rich sediment removed from the stream was used to grade out the coming park amenities.  The stream restoration has also brought a variety of birds and aquatic species back to the site.  This project would not have been possible without the expertise of our project partners.  Specifically, Land Studies (Design, Permitting and Construction Management), CS Davidson (Civil Engineering), YSM Landscape Architects (Park Master Planning, Design and Project Management), and Flyway Excavating, Inc. (Floodplain Restoration Site Work).  Thank you so much for your hard work to make this project a reality and set the stage for Eagle View Park to be a unique experience for the entire community!

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