On May 6th, and with the with the assistance of the Township Public Works Department, Daniel Bitz of CNX Resources Corporation installed a "bat box" in South Strabane's Community Park. Local bat populations have been detrimentally affected by white-nose syndrome, a fungal infection particularly devastating to cave hibernating bats of the United States. It is the hope and goal of CNX's project to help the local bat populations recover from substantial population decline with the introduction of the boxes which provide a safe habitat away from human dwellings and structures. Bats play a critical role in regards to insect control including beetles and mosquitos. More information regarding Bat Boxes and the benefits of bats can be found in the files below!