EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS: Vincent DiFilippo Nature Reserve

DEVELOPMENT. NOT MANY PLACES LIKE THIS ON THE WEST SHORE OVER 50 ACRES OF PEACE AND QUIET LAND TO GROW ON ITS OWN PERSONALLY. I AM HAPPY THAT THE TOWNSHIP. NEED THIS. JUST BENE O OF THE MAIN FEATURES OF VINCENT DE FILIPPO NATURE RESERVE AND SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP IS THE WALK SO WE THOUGHT WHY NOT WALK IT WITH VINCE DEFILIPPO. IT’S ME. HE TOLD US HE GROW UP ON A FMAR AND LEARNED EARLY THE VALUE OF THE LAND. HE FIRST USED HIS POST OF SUPERVISOR OF THE TOWNSHIP. AND NOW IT’S ON TO THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER TO ADVOCATE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF OPEN SPACES ONCE THE LAND IS DEVELOPED. I KNOW IT SOUNDS VERY SIMPLE BUT YOU CANNOT DEVELOP THE RESERVE WHICH NOW BEARS HIS NAME WAS GIVEN TO THE TOWNSHIP SEVERAL YEARS AGO BY A DEVELOPER WHO CANNOT USE THE LAND BECAUSE IT IS IN A FLOOD PLAIN IT USED ​​TO BE PTAR OF A GOLF COURSE. I HAVE PLAYED IT A FEW TIMES AND CAN REMEMBER WHERE SOME OF THE HOLES USED TO BE PHILIPPA MENTIONED A FEW TREES STILL HERE ON THE COURSE BUT MANY ARE NEW. IT LOOKS LIKE A SYCAMORE LAST SPRING, VOLUNTEERS PLANTED HUNDREDS OF NATIVE TREES. HONGPI TO NATURALLY IMPROVE THE WAY RAINWATER FLOWS THROUGHOUT THE STREAM SO THAT THE EDGE PRESERVES YOU THINK YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. YOU SEE NO HOUSES. YOU DON’T SEE ANY BUILDINGS. TO ME, IT IS QUITE AMAZING AND SUCH A DENSELY POPULATED AREA. THERE IS A POPULATION HERE ALSO, ALTHOUGH AN EVER-CHANGING PERSON OF INSECT PLANTS AND BIRDS. THERE ARE MANY BIRDS FLYING HERE MIGRATORY BIRDS. CERTAIN YOU CAN ONLY GET A CHANCE TOEE ONLY ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR AT THE BACK OF THE RESERVE IS AN ARMORED OBSERVATION POINT NEAR A BALLED EAGLES NEST DESIGNED FOR YOU TO OBSERVE THE NEST AT A SAFE DISTANCE AND AHEAD PLANS ARE DEVELOPED TO EXPAND THE PARKING. AND HAS A LAUNCH FOR CANOES AND KAYAKS. SO MORE PEOPLE CAN ENJOY A BIT OF NATURE NEARBY. IT’S JUST GOOD TO BE ABLE TO WALK A LOOK AROUND. AND SEE NOTHING BUT OPEN SPACE. AND I THINK WE ALL NEED THIS FROM TIME TO TIME TO EXPLORE THE MAP OF TDOUOORS AND SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP OUR NEWS FROM CAIRO WGAL 8 IN 2013, SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP VOTERS APPROVED A REFERENDUM ALLOWING PART OF THEIR INCOME TAX TO GO TO WAR PRESERVING THE EARTH. THIS IS THE ONLY LOCAL

Explore the Outdoors: Vincent DiFilippo Nature Preserve in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County

There is an oasis in the middle of development in Cumberland County. News 8’s Matt Barcaro visited the Vincent DiFilippo Nature Preserve in Silver Spring Township as part of our “Explore Outdoors” series. grow by itself. One of the main features is the walking path. So Matt thought it was fair to walk with the namesake of the reserve: Vince DiFilippo. He said he grew up on a farm and learned the value of land at an early age. He has used his position, first as Township Supervisor, and now as Cumberland County Commissioner, to advocate for the preservation of open spaces. “Once the ground is developed, I know it sounds very simplistic, but you can’t under-develop it,” he said. The reserve that now bears the DiFilippo name was given to the township several years ago by a developer who could not use the land because it is in a flood plain. It was part of a golf course. “I’ve played there many times and I remember where some holes were,” DiFilippo said. Some trees are still on the course, but many are new. . Last spring, volunteers planted hundreds of native trees. The goal is to naturally improve the way rainwater flows into the Conodoguinet stream, which borders the reserve. to me, that’s pretty incredible in an area that’s so densely populated,” DiFilippo said. The reserve is home to an ever-changing population of plants, insects and birds. “There are a lot of birds flying around here, migratory birds, some that you might only get to see once or twice a year,” DiFilippo said. At the rear of the reserve is a protected vantage point near a bald eagle nest designed to allow visitors to view the nest from a safe distance. out front, plans are being drawn to expand the parking lot and add a boat launch for canoes and kayaks so more people can enjoy a bit of nature alongside. , and I think we all need that from time to time,” DiFilippo said.

There is an oasis in the middle of development in Cumberland County.

News 8’s Matt Barcaro visited the Vincent DiFilippo Nature Preserve in Silver Spring Township as part of our “Explore Outdoors” series.

The reserve is over 50 acres of peace and tranquility – land left to grow on its own.

One of the main features is the walking path. So Matt thought it was fair to walk with the namesake of the reserve: Vince DiFilippo.

He says he grew up on a farm and learned the value of land early on. He has used his position, first as Township Supervisor, and now as Cumberland County Commissioner, to advocate for the preservation of open spaces.

“Once the land is developed, I know it sounds very simplistic, but you can’t underdevelop it,” he said.

WGAL's Matt Barcaro walks with Vincent DiFilippo at the Vincent DiFilippo Nature x20;Preserve in Cumberland County.

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Matt Barcaro and Vincent DiFilippo of WGAL.

The reserve that now bears the DiFilippo name was given to the township several years ago by a developer who could not use the land because it is in a flood plain. It was once part of a golf course.

“I’ve played there a few times and I remember where certain holes were,” DiFilippo said.

Some trees are still on the course, but many are new. Last spring, volunteers planted hundreds of native trees. The goal is to naturally improve the way rainwater flows into the Conodoguinet stream, which borders the reserve.

“You would think you’re in the middle of nowhere. You don’t see any houses. You don’t see any buildings. To me, that’s pretty amazing in such a densely populated area,” DiFilippo said.

Vincent Difilippo Nature Preserve in Silver Spring Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

The reserve is home to an ever-changing population of plants, insects and birds.

“There are a lot of birds flying around here, migratory birds, some that you might only get to see once or twice a year,” DiFilippo said.

At the rear of the reserve is a protected vantage point near a bald eagle nest designed to allow visitors to survey the nest from a safe distance.

Up front, plans are being made to expand the parking lot and add a canoe and kayak launch so more people can enjoy a bit of nature alongside.

“It’s just nice to be able to walk around and look around and see nothing but open spaces, and I think we all need that from time to time,” DiFilippo said.

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