Montoursville Borough recently celebrated the completion of the Indian Park Pond Restoration and Nature Trail at its popular Indian Park – actions made possible by the assistance of Larson Design Group (LDG) team members who volunteered their time and expertise for the expansive project.
LDG team members Dave Walters, PE, and Nick Hannan, PE, both based in the Williamsport office, serve on Montoursville Borough’s Recreation Committee. Walters was involved with the aeration system installed at the pond and worked with a system supplier, Natural Waterscapes LLC, receiving quotes for the work and coordinating with an electrical contractor on the installation of the equipment. Powering the system required an electric line extension by PPL Electric Utilities and installation of an electric service by the electrical contractor, Lecce Electric. Natural Waterscapes sold the equipment to the Borough at a reduced cost and installed the system at no cost, Walters said. He also noted that LDG donated approximately $4,000 worth of engineering services.
The Aug. 28 dedication event at the park acknowledged the funding and community partners that made the work possible; walking tours of the new ADA accessible trail system that features native habitat plantings and the newly installed pond aeration system also were held.
“Other steps in this project will include treating the invasive plant species and developing an annual maintenance program for the pond,” Walters said. “With the implementation of these steps and others, the pond can not only be enjoyed by current visitors to the park but will remain a valued attribute for future generations to enjoy.”
Founded in 1986, Larson Design Group is a national architecture, engineering and planning firm with 11 offices in four states and a vision to elevate client relationships, enrich the careers and lives of its employee-owners, and enhance the communities in which it operates. LDG promotes stewardship in their communities as one of its core values, and each year provides stewardship time that employees can use for activities meant to improve and engage with the places in which they live and work. For more information, visit www.larsondesigngroup.com.