Montgomery Count Health Department information on Ticks and Lyme Disease. Please click Lyme Disease Awareness Flyer for more information. Also Call 610-278-5117 or www.montcopa.org/lyme
Protect Our Water Supply
As storm water flows over roofs, across lawns, and down driveways, it picks up dirt, debris, and chemicals before entering storm drains. Storm drains then empties into the bodies of water we use for drinking, swimming, and fishing—our water supply. Project our water supply by helping to reduce the contaminants in our storm water.
- Use the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program to dispose of hazardous household substances, such as used motor oil, cleaning supplies, and paint.
- Use pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides properly to prevent excess runoff.
- Pick up after pets and dispose of their waste properly. If left in your yard or at the park, pet waste can be carried into the storm sewer system or a stream by storm water runoff.
- Instead of washing your car in your driveway, take it to a commercial car wash, where the water is treated and recycled.
- Plant drought-tolerant, native plants and grasses in your garden. They often require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
For more information on how storm water affects our water supply, use the links at right and below.
EPA Storm water Outreach Materials
CLICK HERE to download the entire booklet
Helpful Storm water Links
The Link to the Montgomery County Conservation District: http://montgomeryconservation.org/watershed-management/
The link to the to Perkiomen Creek Watershed Map: http://www.perkiomenwatershed.org/watershed-area-map/
The link to the DEP Storm water website must be added as per their last MS4 Report review: http://www.dep.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx
The link to the DEP Storm water PA is a great educational website and should be added to the Storm water page: http://www.stormwaterpa.org/pennsylvania.html
Rain Drain Brochure also on the right hand side of this page.
Learn more about your environment and how to help prevent Stormwater pollution in your community.
Souderton Borough lies within the Perkiomen Creek Watershed. Learn more about your watershed and how you can help protect it by going on the Souderton Borough website to check out a wealth of information on preventing Stormwater pollution as well as other things you can do to help the environment and improve your lawn and gardens.
Additionally, the Perkiomen Creek Conservancy has more information about the entire watershed including the following workshops and volunteer days:
- Perkiomen Creek Stream Clean-Up Day – Help Celebrate Earth Day by joining the stream clean-up on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00am-12:00pm
- Rain Barrel Workshop – Make your own rain barrel on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:00am – 10:30am at the Conservancy’s Brownstone Barn (Must register in advance)
- Native Plant Sale – Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Peter Wentz Farmstead
- Downspout Planter Workshop – Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Peter Wentz Farmstead
Go to www.perkiomenwatershed.org for more details and to learn more about these fun and helpful events and more!
HOW CAN YOU HELP!
Please report the following activities to the Borough if they are observed:
- Sediment leaving a construction site
- Spills such as chemicals, gas, diesel or oil
- Illegal dumping activity into streams or storm sewers (Dial 911)
- Sanitary sewer overflow
- Dry weather flows from outfall pipes into streams (please allow 72 hours after a rain event to report)
- Dumping or composting of firewood or leaves along stream embankments
- Storage of firewood or other loose materials along stream embankments
During Normal Business Hours (M-F 8:30 – 5:00): 215-723-4371 Souderton Borough Office
During all other hours: 215-723-6500 Souderton Borough Police Department
Approximately 100 volunteers gathered on Saturday April 22th to participate in the community clean up.
Souderton Borough volunteers worked together on Saturday April 22, 2017 in the Souderton Community Park, the Souderton Pool, the Main Street Plaza and along Front St adjacent to the railroad tracks. Volunteers helped beautify the town by raking leaves, picking up trash, weeding the beds, spreading mulch and planting many flowers to enhance the community for upcoming gatherings.
The event started at 9 am with volunteers being treated to coffee donated by The Broad Street Grind in Souderton and donuts donated by Landis Markets in Telford. After working hard from 9 am to 12 noon volunteers were treated to lunch. Served for lunch was pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, and beverages. The food was donated by Jesse’s Barbecue and Local Market of Souderton and beverages were donated by Jim and Martha Leary of Souderton.
Several groups volunteered including CAL sports of Harleysville, Boy Scout Trooops 14/137/256 and 401, IV & Souderton Democrats, Univest, and Zwingli UCC. In addition to the groups of volunteers there were several local residents, borough staff and borough councilors
The Borough would like to say thank you to the many volunteers for their hard work in making the town look so great. A special thank you to The Broad Street Grind, Landis Markets, Jesse’s Barbecue and Local Market, and Jim and Martha Leary for their gifts of great food and drinks. We would also like to say thank you to Brian and Beth Goshow and A.M Goshow & Son Inc. for donating all paper products and other supplies.
Below are some pictures of the event.
Souderton Community Park
Thanks to many volunteers and borough crews the Souderton Community Park annually recieves a fresh look. Earth Day kicks off a community clean up and the Souderton Community Park is one of the many sites throughout the borough to get a spring pick up and a year long make over. Recently the park benches, tables, shuffleboard, pavilion and band shell were painted. Even though park maintenance is in the plan, Mother Nature usually adds a few items on the ‘list of things to do’ .
The Souderton Community Park is a gathering place for many activities throughout the seasons. Thousands of guests visit the park each year. Many memories are cherished and celebrated annually, family reunions, birthday parties, picnics and special events. Families enjoy spending the day at the Souderton Community Park and taking advantage of all the amenities the park and the community has to offer. The pavilion in the Souderton Community Park can be reserved by calling the borough office for availability and information.
Souderton’s recreational centerpiece is the Community Park and adjacent to The Souderton Pool
Souderton Community Pool
Registrations form will be available April 2018 online and at the Souderton Borough Office. Click on top right to go to the Pool’s website for more information about the Pool.
The latest map showing all Parks, Recreation and Cultural destinations in Souderton and Telford Boroughs has been completed recently and is available for download here. Thanks to the Montgomery County Planning Commission / Indian Valley Regional Planning Commission for this interactive PDF that includes direct links to web pages related to the destinations. There is also an interactive PDF of the Indian Valley area parks available for download here.
Souderton Community Parks
Wile Avenue and Reliance Road
“Music to your ears.” This handsome, covered outdoor theatre stage was constructed as a result of funding received from the Souderton-Telford Rotary Club and was dedicated to the Souderton Centennial Celebration on June 14, 1987. Donations for the construction came from individual club members and local businesses. The band shell is equipped with electric and an excellent lighting system. One unique aspect of the band shell is the arched laminated beam forming the front of the roof.
Beginning each June and continuing every Sunday through the beginning of August, “Concert Sundaes in the Park” Contact Concert Sundaes features various musical concerts and programs geared for people of all ages. These free concerts start at 7 p.m. Each week a different community service club sells ice cream! Program booklets are available at the Borough Office. (In the case of inclement weather, the scheduled event is held in the auditorium of the Indian Crest Middle School, 139 Harleysville Pike Rt. 113).
In honor of Souderton’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, joint efforts of the Indian Valley Kiwanis Club and the Centennial Committee enabled the construction of this spacious sheltered picnic area. The pavilion is equipped with picnic tables, electric, lighting, and water. Reservations are required to use the pavilion during summer months. Check with the Borough Office for availability. Modular playground equipment is adjacent to the pavilion.
Holly’s Hill Park
Wile Avenue, and Diamond Street
Nearly 4 acres of passive open space, located at Wile Avenue and Diamond Street. The site has paved walking paths, benches, and a great view. It is a fabulous place to take a peaceful stroll.
Chestnut Street Playground
Wile Avenue and W. Chestnut Street
Located at the corner of Wile Avenue and W. Chestnut Street, this area features playground equipment for children and toddlers, a gazebo and picnic area. This park is currently under construction to replace old dated play equipment with a new accessible modular play structure, new individual pieces of play equipment and new accessible walking paths. This project is funded with a $195,000 Community Development Block Grant and private fundraising efforts through the Chestnut Street Community Cares fundraisng project chaired by Jen Ruggiero and the Souderton Mennonite Church. This effort raised over $90,000 in matching funds. The construction work is expected to be completed in June, 2014 and followed by an opening community celebration.
West Street Park
Located on West Street, south of Green Street.
This park is quietly tucked behind residential neighborhoods, designed for passive recreation along a small stream that cuts through the park. The park features picnic areas, playground equipment and tennis courts.
Lawn Avenue Park
Lawn Avenue and Washington Avenue This site, previously known as the Lawn Avenue Tot Lot, recently received a complete renovation. Where outdated playground equipment and a small ice-skating pond once stood, we now have a baseball field, batting cage, walking paths, lighting, and new off-street parking.
We have also installed new playground equipment geared toward kids ages 2 to 12. The new equipment features a swing set and two modular play pieces and is enclosed in a fenced-in area.
The pavilion is perfect place for snacks, picnic lunches, and spending time out of the sun. From the pavilion, parents will be able to keep an eye on their kids on the playground or watch a pick-up baseball game.
Click here to read more about the other Community parks