Community Park Wetlands Camera
The Murrysville Community Park (MCP) wetland area
was built with Pennsylvania DOT funding to replace wetlands lost
during the widening of Route 22. Through the efforts of several
volunteers there is now a completed walking trail. The Valley
Hiking Trail is 1.5 miles long and winds from the Sears house on
Wiestertown Road through woods, clearings, down into the lowest
part of the valley, over tributaries of Steels Run and to the
high plateau with a view of the ball fields below and wooded
hills in the distance.
We can expect to see waterfowl such as geese, wood ducks,
mallard ducks, great blue herons, and green herons. There will
be a verity of songbirds and mammals such as raccoons, muskrats,
and possible mink in the wetlands. The camera is used in the
local schools for educational purposes.