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Urban nature space coming to Stroudsburg

STROUDSBURG, Pa. - The current dumpsters and loading areas at the corner of Quaker Alley and North 6th Street will soon vanish and be replaced with an urban nature space.

The Stroudsburg Borough, Brodhead Watershed Association, Pocono Alliance, and landscape designer Robin Anglemyer of Strauser Nature's Helpers have come together to create the green oasis project. 

"Bringing green spaces to our borough is exactly what our constituents are asking for," said Mayor of Stroudsburg Tarah Probst. "This nature space will beautify our downtown and bring people together."

According to a news release from the Brodhead Watershed Association, a portion of the Monroe County-owned land will have native flowers, grasses, shade trees and shrubs. They will be placed along paths and seating to attract residents of the community. 

Rain gardens and permeable pavers will demonstrate how green infrastructure can purify run-off from streets and sidewalks before entering nearby creeks and storm drains, the Brodhead Watershed Association states. 

The portion of the vacant lot in Stroudsburg will begin its transformation into a nature space by carving out a 30-by-40 corner for a demonstration design of how the larger parcel can be used in the future.

The larger parcel will be converted into a green public space for festivals, concerts, and similar events.

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