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The Winchester Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that they have received a $10,000 healing the planet grant.
The grant was awarded by the Giant Company and will be used to remove invasive plant species and landscaping work.
The work will include the hillside between the Visitor Center and Abram’s Pond.
The cleaning will improve watershed management for Rouss Spring which feeds Wilkins lake, Abrams Run and then to Opequaon Creek.
The project will also include the planting of native grasses, shrubs and trees to improve the biodiversity of the area.
A variety of native flowering perennials will be included in the planting to help create a healthy pollinator habitat as well.
All plants being used will require minimal maintenance.
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