Preservation of Gibraltar Hill celebrated

Preservation of Gibraltar Hill celebrated

ROBESON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Officials say it's a happy ending for a 200-acre nature preserve in Robeson Township.

State environmental officials and legislators celebrated the preservation of Gibraltar Hill. The landmark, located near the intersection of I-176 and Route 274, spans 234 acres.

The property was supposed to be developed into homes but conservationists fought that plan hoping to ensure Gibraltar Hill was a place everyone could enjoy..

"Many people can find solace up here, get a little bit of nature time and do some hiking, bird watching, etc. And also hunting." said Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

As part of Monday's ceremony officials including state senator Judy Schwank and congressman Ryan Costello planted an American Chestnut Tree on the property.

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