In Northumberland County: Central Builders/Montandon Wetland

The Markunas family, owners of Central Builders Supply, placed 77.5 acres on the east border of their property near Montandon in West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County under conservation easement. While actively mining the remainder of the property for sand and gravel, the Markunas family has demonstrated exemplary stewardship by protecting what is considered to be the state’s best stand of a threatened species of bulrush within the bounds of the easement. The area is a breeding ground for the PA endangered eastern spadefoot toad.