Space

The Community Connection - - LO­CAL NEWS -

In 2010, this com­mit­tee merged with the town­ship’s re­cre­ation board.

The open space and trail de­vel­op­ment achieve­ments were funded by a .25 per­cent earned in­come tax ap­proved by vot­ers in 2006 and be­gun with a $714,000 grant from the Mont­gomery County Green Fields/Green Towns pro­gram.

At the time vot­ers ap­proved the tax, only about 70 acres of town­ship land was per­ma­nently pro­tected as open space.

To­day, Up­per Potts­grove has more than 400 acres of open space that’s per­ma­nently pro­tected — that’s an ad­di­tion of 330 acres and an in­crease of more 450 per­cent, ac­cord­ing to town­ship of­fi­cials.

DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA — FILE PHOTO

A map shows Up­per Potts­grove’s open space pur­chases over the years.

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