Pa. Fish and Boat Commission responds to controversy over Kaercher Creek Park

WINDSOR TWP., Pa. - The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is responding to a local volunteer group that says it was forced to stop helping out at a Windsor Township park.

The commission says it acknowledges the group's efforts to mow the grass at Kaercher Creek Park but says it has determined that its own staff will handle those duties on a bi-weekly schedule.

The commission says it will allow the group to hold a one-time clean-up event in October.

Members of the volunteer group, called the Friends of Kaercher Creek, told 69 News Thursday the Fish and Boat Commission recently told them they could no longer help maintain parts of the creek shorelines at the park.

The volunteers say the commission told them they're stepping on the toes of workers who maintain the property.

Members said they were disappointed that they had been told to stop mowing after four years.

The full statement from the commission reads:

The PFBC acknowledges the Friends of Kaercher Creek’s offer to continue routine mowing at Kaercher Creek Lake.  PFBC has determined at this time that its staff will mow the required areas at Kaercher Creek Lake on a standard bi-weekly schedule, weather dependent, that is used for all access areas in that region.

As has happened in the past, The Friends of Kaercher Creek’s request will be granted for a Special Activity Permit to hold a Clean Up Event at Kaercher Creek Lake on October 27th. 

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