PVCA wishes to acknowledge and to thank our business sponsors for their donations. Without their support, we would not be able to do many of the things that we do. When you visit these businesses, we hope you will thank them for their contributions to PVCA and to our community.

Sponsors Gallery:  Riversongs 2019

Brook Trout Level


Appalacian Outdoors is a dealer for practically all major manufacturers of outdoor, ski, and snowboard clothing and gear, including Patagonia, North Face, Columbia, Gransfors Bruks and More Appalachian Outdoors.  Their friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer your questions and to order any item you may wish not available in their stock

123 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 234-3000




Brush Mountain Lodge, nestled on a mountainside,  offers rustic elegance with luxurious amenities, spectacular mountain and valley views, and the peaceful sounds of crackling fireplaces, babbling brooks, and tweeting birds. This timber frame lodge has 30 foot ceilings, a 900 sq ft deck, and facilities that can accommodate anything from a romantic or family weekend to special events, including .weddings, meetings, and retreats.

538 Brush Mountain Road
Spring Mills, PA 16875
(419) 367-3833




Elk Creek Café & Aleworks is a restaurant, brew pub, and music venue located in the center of Millheim. It specializes in fresh, flavorful, local food, and it serves a wide variety of expertly crafted beers. It has become a destination for lovers of fine food and it is a venue for excellent touring and local musicians.


109 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 272-0178




Freeze Thaw Cycles is a bike shop located in downtown State College. The shop offers a wide selection of cycling gear, and its friendly staff is both informed and helpful. They also support non-profits, such as PVCA, through both donations and mechanic services at local cycling events.

109 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 272-0178




Karl Eric Leitzel is a central Pennsylvania native who has been painting for over thirty years. After concentrating on the genre of realistic wildlife art during the 1990s, he now paints a broader range of subject matter in styles ranging from realistic through impressionistic. He particularly enjoys painting the landscape, often working en plein air (in the open air). “Much of my work is landscape-oriented because I never cease to be amazed by the beauty of the creation around us. I take deep satisfaction in being able to capture even a little of that in each piece I paint.” Karl is a Resident Artist and the Managing Partner at the Green Drake Gallery.

Green Drake Gallery
101-B West Main Street
Millheim, PA 16854
(814) 349-2486
Karl Eric Leitze.com.



Millheim Small Engine & Hardware opened in 1994 to provide sales, maintenance and repairs of small engines. Since then, it has grown into a one-stop shopping location for most of the goods and small equipment needed to support the Penns Valley lifestyle. It offers everything from gloves to chain, from chain saws to lawn tractors, from propane to paint.


4855 Penns Valley Rd.
Spring Mills, PA
(814) 349-5007




Nature’’s Pantry’s mission is to help you take charge of your health and your life by providing you with accurate, up to date information about natural foods and herbs.



2331 Commercial Blvd.
State College, PA 16801
(814) 861-5200




Tussey Mountain Outfitters provides both retail sales as well as paddle trips and rental information. They can also provide equipment and transportation for your trip, from canoes/kayaks to life jackets/helmets. Their sales inventory includes a diverse selection of similar equipment. And, they can repair your equipment, should the need arise.

308 W Linn Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-5690



Brown Trout Level


Rainbow Trout Level


Beloved Sunlily Design

Dennison Press & Design

Long Lane Flower and Garden

Plurality, LLC

Rebecca Bragg, Usborne Consultant

Renu Softwash


Support PVCA



We’re delighted that you are interested in supporting PVCA.

There are several ways you can do so:


  • Individual
    • an individual person
  • Family
    • two or more people related to one another (spouse, children, sibling, grandparent, etc.)
  • Household
    • two or more people not related as family living in the same household (significant other, housemate, etc.)
  • Business
    • business registered by a contact person representing that company
  • Organization
    • organization such as an association, non-profit, federation, or union, registered by a contact person representing the organization


  • You may make a contribution to PVCA at any time, regardless of whether you are a member or not. You may also direct your donation to a particular PVCA activity.


  • You may direct your donation to an activity or resource part of a particular event, such as a tent for Crickfest or bus expenses for an educational outing. For a  list of current needs and their suggested support levels, see the Sponsorship page.



Site Map

The site is divided into 3 levels

Welcome Center is  the first level and provides  highlights of PVCA and orientation to the site.

Front Office is the second level and provides details of  PVCA projects and activities. It is organized with respect to PVCA’s organizational structure, including sections for the each committee and access to board and committee public documents.

Back Office is the third level  and provides access to PVCA internal documents and functions. It is intended  primarily to assist PVCA board, committee, and administrative members with their work in support of PVCA’s mission. Access to this level is restricted.

You may envision the site as a three-level building: the Organization menu item provides a down  elevator to lower levels; the Return  menu item provides an up elevator.

Site Architecture


Welcome Center

Front Office

Back Office



Member Form

Individual Memberships

We are pleased at your interest in becoming a member of PVCA or renewing your current membership.

PVCA’s supporters share a practical, yet visionary commitment to preserve the habitats that all of us, people and wildlife, depend on. Supporters come from all over the country as well as from Penns Valley. They include hunters and fishermen, bird watchers and native plant enthusiasts, farmers, local business owners, valley residents, and visitors to the region. You can participate by becoming a member of PVCA, and by volunteering to help with our many ongoing projects.

We offer several kinds of memberships: individual, family, and business or sponsor.  You  can register or renew as a Member or Family, below. You may register as a Business or Sponsor by visiting the Sponsor Page. For either, you can also decide what level of financial support you wish to provide!

Please open, print, and mail a completed membership form with your check.

Note: this is a two-page pdf file. Page 1=standard forms, page 2=business forms. They print triple, so you’d be helping the cause if you pass your extras on.

Or you can join / renew online with debit, credit, or paypal. Click the yellow button below & click on”price per item.”. Enter your amount then continue. You will be transferred to the PayPal site where you can pay by PayPal account or by conventional credit card.

PVCA Membership

Please check this box when you fill out your form. It enables us to mail you a thank you letter for tax purposes.


Membership Levels:


Membership Brochure (front)

PVCA is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 publicly-supported, federally tax-exempt
corporation in Pennsylvania.

Sponsors and Business Memberships

If you wish to support PVCA and its conservation work in the Penns Valley Area, we will be delighted to work with you.

You can do so through an individual or family membership, explained in more detail on our Members page.

If you are a business, you can support PVCA through a general year-long Sponsorship, explained below.   Or you may sponsor  an individual activity or event.  A list of suggestions follows. Or we can  work with you to identify a need tailored to your interests and priorities.

Or, if you would just like to make a Donation to PVCA, we’ll be glad to take  your money or gift in kind.

Membership Brochure (back)


The PVCA Newsletter began in 2005. Published seasonally, it has appeared from two to four times a year, depending . . .

The current Newsletter is displayed here. Issues back to 2016 are available, below. Other PVCA publications are available through the PVCA Community Outreach Committee, which may be accessed through the Organization: Detailed menu,  above.

Previous Newsletters






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