(October 9, 2019) – The urban green space of York’s historic Penn Park experienced some improvements thanks to the teamwork of representatives from Keep York Beautiful, GIANT Food Stores, GreenPrint, York City School District STEAM Academy and York City Parks and Recreation. The projects was driven by the students at the STEAM Academy who took an interest in improving the existing rain garden and added a variety of native plants that can thrive under a variety of conditions. The native plants were also chosen for their production of nectar and pollen throughout the growing season, thereby supporting pollinator habitat for local bees, birds, butterflies and moths. Thirty students participated in the project. The park is valued locally for its central location, areas for children that include a splash pad and engaging playground equipment and a major end-of-summer food truck event.

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