Slab Cabin Run Initiative Update

Slab Cabin Run Initiative Update

At its December 1, 2016, public hearing, College Township Council wishes to receive public input regarding ClearWater Conservancy's (CWC) request for taxpayer funds to support CWC's acquisition of the Meyer and Everhart families' properties. These properties are located in an area bounded by W. Branch Road and Whitehall Road. CWC is seeking a fifty percent (50%) match from local municipal partners and fifty percent (50%) from business owners and private donors to reach its funding goal by Sept. 30, 2017.

The 300 acres of property CWC aims to conserve is situated in College and Harris Townships, immediately outside of the regional growth boundary. A portion of the land is visible from University Drive Extension off South Atherton Street near Foxdale Village and the State College Friends School. CWC states that the land lies in a vital portion of the Spring Creek Watershed, within the Source Water Protection Area for the Harter-Thomas wells, which supply the majority of the drinking water to Centre Region residents.

Please consider attending this important discussion on the Slab Cabin Run Initiative, which will be held immediately prior to Council's Regular Meeting of December 1, 2016. The public hearing will begin at 7:00 PM, at the College Township Municipal Building, 1481 E. College Avenue, State College, PA. Please call 814-231-3021 should you require any special-needs assistance.