Jarrett Nature Center Receives Montgomery Award Posted October 30, 2007 by admin

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JNC receives ongoing support from HHEF EITC Partner- Centocor, Inc.

Hats off to the district’s Jarrett Nature Center and those who support it. The JNC was honored with a 2007 Montgomery Award for Land Development by the Montgomery County Commissioners for the “outstanding vision, extensive collaboration, and committed involved in the terrie panciosuccessful creation of this popular outdoor classroom.”

The district nominated the JNC for the award at the end of April by submitting an application and going through an on-site visit. The award is given out to projects that exemplify exceptional site planning and design, innovative planning concepts, environmental sensitivity, or the preservation of natural and cultural amenities.

The 13-acre site, which contains wetlands, woodlands and a tributary to Park Creek, was named in honor of the Jarrett family who originally owned a farm on the property dating back to 1798. Over the years, Hatboro-Horsham administrators, teachers, parents and volunteers have turned the property into an outdoor classroom, making numerous improvements by restoring the pond on the property, building trails and installing informational signs.

(Reprinted from the Hatboro-Horsham School District Newsletter)