The Friends of the Allen Lane Train Station (a spinoff of the Mt. Airy-Nippon-Bryan-Cresheim Town Watch) has been meeting with SEPTA representatives for over a year regarding the grounds at the train station.
SEPTA has failed to stabilize the slopes on both sides of the tracks, resulting in soil erosion and sedimentation at the station and in our Wissahickon Creek watershed. Also, the planting and maintenance along the slopes have been abysmally poor, and unless the situation is remedied, the area will become a field of weeds.
Your help is needed in order to reverse the current situation. We need donated plants, specifically native perennial ground covers or native grass plants. Ideal species include Sporobolus heterolepis (prarie dropseed), Carexpensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge), Carex eburnea (bristleleaf sedge), a seed mix comparable to Ernst's Conservation seed mix 177 (Eastern Ecotype Native Grass Mix) or any 'no-mow' mix.
Please drop off the plants at 15 W. Mt. Airy Ave.—put them in the walkway in the front yard behind the first fence.