Lanternflies are now hatching, and the state Department of Agriculture is demonstrating how homeowners can use a circle trap to eliminate large numbers of destructive spotted lanternflies without harming beneficial pollinators or small animals. Click here for instructions from Penn State Extension on how to build the trap. Click here to learn more about the invasive species. Be sure to share this information with your residents.
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The I-83 Master Plan recommended a new interchange — Exit 26 at SR 921/Canal Road —to alleviate area congestion and improve traffic flow at Exit 24 to the south (SR 238/Church Road; Emigsville) and Exit 28 to the north (SR 297/North Susquehanna Trail; Strinestown).
If Exit 26 is approved by PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the new interchange will take several years to fund and build. Meanwhile, development pressure in the vicinity of future Exit 26 will likely intensify.
The four adjacent municipalities—Conewago, East Manchester, and Manchester townships and Manchester Borough—are proactively preparing a land use plan for the Exit 26 impact area (parcels within a five-minute drive of the proposed interchange or other areas identified by the steering committee). The plan may affirm current zoning or recommend revisions in one or more municipalities. The plan’s recommendations would be implemented through municipal zoning updates.
Residents with complaints or concerns, should visit the PA DEP (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection) West Nile Virus Control Program:
You will be able to submit a concern directly to DEP, which will be assigned to the appropriate county for investigation.
As always, the participation of the residents in eliminating standing water around their own properties, is paramount to the County’s efforts at controlling virus and mosquito population control measures.