Well, the obvious is not always what happens. The 170-acre River Hills farm, owned by the Lancaster County (PA) Solid Waste Management Authority has become a prairie of sorts. After a three-year, $1.2 million makeover, native grasses, wild flowers, shrubs, and trees have been planted. Wet lands and walking trails have been established. The area is now a passive recreation area that connects existing ones in case one wants to hike a continuous six and a half miles.
Our local LNP Newspaper had the story earlier this week. To read the full story and see a video with an overview of the area and a small lake check out their article. See what time and money can do to convert land that first produced corn, then dirt (to cover landfill), and finally became a nature preserve.