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A22-Lancaster Farming, Saturday. May 22, 1993
FFA’ers Help Repair
ANDY ANDREWS But using tree planters, last
Lancaster Faming Staff week more than 16 Pequea Valley
RONKS (Lancaster Co.) FFA’ers literally pitched in and
Johnny Applcseed had his chance planted bareroot dogwoods, pine,
with his apple seed scattering of forsythia, willows, conifers,
the hit-or-miss variety. apples, and cranapples alongside a
Ish, Pa. Game Commission, plant trees.
...ssy . /grin jnn, Pequea Valley FFA
sophomores, wade through a repaired streambed at the
Amos L. and Elam F. Fisher farm near Ronks.
A total v 7Vi acres are available for grazing at the ■ - Ppv
were provided by the Fishers, and the wiring from Tipper Tye, which also supplied the
recyclable plastic posts, according to Dean Brubaker, SCS, pictured here. Seven pad
docks are under construction at the farm to help replenish the grasses that have
endured heavy grazing.
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Streams That Feed Muddy Run
jsser, Pequea Valley Junior, uses a tree transplanter to ready ground for
tree species along the stream.
strcambcd under repair.
The special Building Our
American Communities (BOAC)
project, in cooperation with the
Soil Conservation Service (SCS)
and the Pennsylvania Game Com
mission through the efforts of the
Pequea-Mill Creek project, is part
of overall repair work on a stream
near Rt 340 in Ronks. The stream
feeds the Muddy Run Creek,
which in turn flows into the Mill
During the past year, Pequea
Valley FFA students contributed
their time and efforts toward fenc
ing the stream from dairy cattle on
the Amos L. and Elam F. Fisher
farm. Also, work was completed
recently on streambed fencing on
the Jacob B. Fisher farm nearby.
There is at least a mile of fence
installed on both sides, according
to Clair Witwcr, FFA adviser.
More than 30 students are
involved, which is the FFA’s
The FFA was approached by the
conservation district and the Mill
Creek project to donate labor and
time to helping install the systems.
“We do a lot of environmental
studies, so this ties in pretty closely
with what we work with,” said
The students also monitor
stream water and complete various
tests to see what effect the fencing
(Turn to Pag* A 23)
■■® r - Jbaker, v JS, right holds up recycled plastic
posts while Terry Worall hammers them In.
Dan Galsslngar, toft and Joal Hoovar, both aophomoraa
at Paquaa Vallay, tnatall parmanant fanca posts at tha
Jacob Fishar farm as part of tha apacial paddock project.
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