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February Events at Silver Lake Nature Center



February 2022 Events at Silver Lake Nature Center

Summer Camp Open House. Saturday, February 12th, 10am-4pm. Participants will have the opportunity to meet Staff, ask questions, & get to know SLNC. The Open House is FREE to attend.

Register by visiting or by calling 215-785-1177.

 Earthship Tours. Saturday, February 12th, 1 – 2:30pm. FREE. The SLNC Earthship will be open to the public today! Stop by to visit and learn about these interesting, sustainable structures!

Register by visiting or by calling 215-785-1177.

FREE Guided Walk on the SLNC Trails. Sunday, February 13th, 2 – 3pm. Join certified Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, Patricia Merkel, for this leisurely, informative walk covering seasonal topics.

Register by visiting or by calling 215-785-1177.

Maple Syrup Time! Saturday, Feb. 19th, 2pm – 3:30pm. Learn the basic steps of how trees are tapped for their sap so that it can be turned into delicious syrup. Help in the process of making this wonderful delight, and taste some samples too! Fee: $5/person for Friends of SLNC Members or $8/person for Non-members.

Register by visiting or by calling 215-785-1177.

Bird Seed Sale Pick-up (for orders placed by 2/12). Saturday, Feb. 19th, 10am – 2pm. Bird watching is more fun when you can attract them to your own yard, so fill your feeders with one of our special mixes.

Friends of SLNC Members receive a 10% discount on all Bird Seed Orders.

Orders may be placed by calling 215-785-1177 or by visiting

 Bristol Photographers Club 48th Annual Photo Contest Awards Ceremony. Saturday, Feb. 19th, 11am. For info/registration, contact Heather Baker, President, at or visit:

Day-off from School Camp. February 21st, 9am – 4pm. Why only have Camp in the summer when you can do it in all seasons?! Our School-year Camp Days are scheduled for days when most schools are off. Each Camp Day provides exciting seasonal adventures for your child (5 – 14 years old). Staff and Campers spend the days exploring the forest, swamps, and marsh in all weather. Prices: $65/child per day for Friends of SLNC Members; $80/child per day for Non-members. Full payment is required at time of registration.

Register at

Registration for SLNC’s Summer Nature Camp is OPEN and Filling Up Quickly!! This awesome Day Camp, for 5 – 14 year olds, will run from Monday, June 20th through Friday, August 26th, from 9am to 4pm, with Before/After Care Options available. All TEN Weeks sold out in 2021, so please sign up soon. Summer Nature Camp also makes a great Gift for all occasions!!

For info/registration, please visit

 Trails are open daily, from Sunrise to Sunset. SLNC Visitors’ Center is open, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm & Sundays, Noon-5pm.

Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

Groups/Clubs that Meet at SLNC:

(Participants are encouraged to check with groups to confirm meetings prior to their arrival.)

Artists of Bristol ~ Meets at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Contact: RoseMarie Strippoli

Bristol Photographers Club ~ Meets at 7pm on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, Contact: Heather Baker at

Delaware River Fishermen’s Association ~ Meets at 7pm on the last Wednesday of each month. Contact:

DE Valley Model Boat Club ~ Meets at Magnolia Lake on most Sundays, April through October. For info, please visit:

Nature Book Club ~ Meets at 6:30pm on the last Thursday of each month at the SLNC Earthship. Contact: Lee Roach at for info/registration.

West Chester University Harp Ensemble ~ Rehearses at 6pm on the 3rd Monday of most months. It is free to stop by to listen to the beautiful music. Contact: Professor Gloria Galante at for info/registration.

The Silver Lake Nature Center, where learning comes naturally, is a 264-acre Nature Preserve located in Bristol Township, Bucks County. It is a facility of the Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation with additional funding and staffing provided by the Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center nonprofit organization. SLNC is home to over 40 plant and animal species listed as rare, threatened, or endangered in Pennsylvania. Participation in programs helps protect these species and their habitats. SLNC does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its programs, activities, or facilities. People with special needs are asked to give advance notice.

The Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation was established in 1953. The Department is responsible for the acquisition, development, and preservation of open space and regional parks. The Department seeks in every endeavor to improve the quality of life and environment for all Bucks County residents, by working to enhance existing and projected recreational and cultural needs for our County.

For information about this and the other programs offered at Silver Lake Nature Center, call 215-785-1177 or visit the website at

Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Township

Turnpike Commission: Traffic Disruptions along the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95 in Bristol Township




The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is warning motorists of expected traffic disruptions along the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-95 in Bristol Township due to an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project.

Starting this week, drivers merging onto I-95 northbound from the Delaware Valley Interchange acceleration ramp will encounter a temporary stop sign. The stop sign is in place through August 11 and is being placed to facilitate safe merging near the Levittown/Bristol Interchange (Exit 42). Additionally, on Friday, July 19, from midnight to 5 a.m. traffic pacing operations will slow vehicles to 20 to 25 mph. The intermittent 15-minute slowdowns at milepost 42.35 are planned for the safety of motorists and construction crews working on the bridge over the East Penn Railroad.

Motorists traveling eastbound and westbound on the Turnpike and northbound and southbound on I-95 in Bucks County are advised to adjust their travel plans accordingly. Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike personnel will be on-site to guide drivers through the work zones. Travelers can also expect updates from changeable message signs along the routes, according to officials. Officials noted that the work schedule may change depending on weather conditions.

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Borough

Street Sweeper Operations Suspended for Sections of Bristol Borough



Bristol Borough officials announced late Wednesday that due to paving operations in the west ward, street sweeping would cease for one week and restart operations the week of July 24 on those streets.

“Due to paving, the street sweeper will not be sweeping these streets on Thursday and Friday, July 18th and 19th of this week:  Mifflin St., Linden St., Locust St., Maple St. and Green St.  The regular schedule will resume next week,” said a press release from the Bristol Borough Police Department.


Paving work being performed in Bristol Borough Wednesday
Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Bristol Township

Bristol Twp Undercover Operation Nets Alleged Crack Dealer



A Bristol Borough man is facing serious drug related charges after he was arrested by Bristol Township Detectives following two undercover buys of “crack” cocaine.

According to police, James Edwards III, 30, became the focus of a drug investigation in Bristol Township for distribution of “crack” cocaine.  On May 29, Edwards allegedly delivered .79 grams of the drug to a confidential informant between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.  On the same day, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Edwards is alleged to have delivered .82 grams of the potent drug to a confidential informant.

Edwards was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Daniel Baranoski on Tuesday on felony two counts of manufacture, delivery, possession of a controlled substance.  He was released on unsecured bail and  is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on July 31 at Bristol Borough District Court.

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