The Environmental Sustainability Program designs and
implements various initiatives designed to maintain and improve the overall
natural and developed environment of Kennett Township and the surrounding area. Major initiatives include:
Kennett Greenway – plan and implement a ~12-mile
open space corridor with a multi-use recreational circuit trail to provide
better access to their many natural, recreational, cultural and historical
sites throughout the Kennett Township and Kennett Square Borough.
Active Transportation Plan – plan and implement preferred
routes for bicycles and pedestrians throughout the township and its neighboring
municipalities in order to improve health and safety and to reduce traffic and environmental
Land Stewardship – determine and promote best
practices for land owners and developers in such priority areas as water
quality, storm water management, carbon emissions, alternative energy, recycling
and waste management, open space preservation, stream restoration and native
plant and wild-life management.
Vertical Farming – leveraging the existing
infrastructure that currently supports the area’s $500M+ mushroom industry,
plan and promote its diversification into other forms of indoor agriculture
such as green produce and medicinals.