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PVCA Crick Lover’s 2020 Raffle
Drawing October 5th via Facebook Live

A fundraiser for PVCA’s Environmental Education Programs

1st Prize: Handcrafted Live Edge Coffee Table

2nd Prize: Two Night Stay at Coburn on the Creek

3rd Prize: Original Artwork

4th Prize: One Night Stay at Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

Watch our Facebook page to view the raffle items and for additional information.


PVCA Fall 2020 Member Meeting
Thursday, September 10
6:30 – 8:00pm | Coburn Park

Plan to join us Thursday evening, September 10th, 6:30 – 8:00pm to discuss and vote on the codification and amendments of the bylaws. Please read the amended bylaws beforehand and confirm that your 2020 membership dues are paid. Only members can vote. Come to the meeting ready to discuss and cast your vote!

A second member meeting will be held Thursday, Nov 12 to conduct nominations and voting for the PVCA Board of Directors. Additional information will follow in the next few weeks regarding the time and location.

You can review the proposed bylaws here below. To most effectively view the bylaws, use the options in the toolbars below the PDF…

  • Click the Fullscreen button to have the document fill your entire viewing screen. Click it again to return to normal view.
  • You can download or print the PDF if you prefer for easier viewing. Any free PDF application such as Adobe Reader or Apple’s Preview can be used to view, search and/or print the contents.

 


What is PVCA ?

The Penns Valley Conservation Association seeks to foster an engaged community that preserves our rural way of life while protecting our natural environment.  PVCA’s Mission is to serve as a steward for the natural and cultural communities in the Upper Penns Creek watershed, seeking to preserve and honor the agricultural roots of Penns Valley by protecting and conserving its waters, farmlands, forests and rural heritage. PVCA is a 230 household member organization.  We envision an engaged community, where growth is balanced with support for healthy natural systems that foster the local economy. Our valley has dark night skies, clear streams, healthy forests, prosperous farms, and local jobs.

What Next?

If you are interested  in PVCA news – here and now – see our Facebook page.

For more in-depth information about our environment, our community, and our organization, continue browsing.

Navigating the PVCA Web site

The web site has three levels, navigated through the Organization and Return menu items:

  • Welcome Center – the level you are on, provides highlights and an overview of PVCA function, activities, and results.
  • Front Office provides details of our projects and activities.
  • Back Office provides working materials and functions for PVCA members responsible for specific areas of activity. Access to this level is restricted.

See Site Map for a structured  view of the site with links to areas. It serves as a Quick-Start Guide and a road map of the site’s overall  structure.

Or, continue browsing by scrolling down or following the menus, above.

News and Events

PVCA Crick Lover’s 2020 Raffle
Drawing October 5th via Facebook Live

A fundraiser for PVCA’s Environmental Education Programs

1st Prize: Handcrafted Live Edge Coffee Table

2nd Prize: Two Night Stay at Coburn on the Creek

3rd Prize: Original Artwork

4th Prize: One Night Stay at Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

Watch our Facebook page to view the raffle items and for additional information.


PVCA Fall 2020 Member Meeting
Thursday, September 10
6:30 – 8:00pm | Coburn Park

Plan to join us Thursday evening, September 10th, 6:30-8:00pm to discuss and vote on the codification and amendments of the bylaws. Please read the amended bylaws beforehand. Come to the meeting ready to discuss and cast your vote!

You can review the proposed bylaws here below. To most effectively view the bylaws, use the options in the toolbars below the PDF…

  • Click the Fullscreen button to have the document fill your entire viewing screen. Click it again to return to normal view.
  • You can download or print the PDF if you prefer for easier viewing. Any free PDF application such as Adobe Reader or Apple’s Preview can be used to view, search and/or print the contents.


Bike the Watershed
A Self-Guided Tour of a Few of
PVCA’s Watershed Projects

Bring your bike and tour several of PVCA’s Riparian Buffers and witness what impact they are having on the wildlife, the land, and the water quality. Map and information about each site are available below in both Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

On this tour, you will see several sites including:

  • Manicured to Managed: See how Willow Springs Farm is creating space for native trees and meadow plants.
  • Planting for Healing: See the Elder Grove planted by herbalist Sarah DePasquale and the rows of native medicinals and berries.
  • Keep the Cows Out: See the stream bank fencing along Pine Creek’s tributaries at four farms along the route.
  • Thousands of Trees: PVCA has created a young forest at Cemetery Road. See the colorful flags denoting alders and locusts that have turned this open field into a songbird haven.

Microsoft Word version
Adobe PDF version

You can view and download the GPX file of the route here on Gaia.

To use this folder in Gaia GPS:

  1. Open the link above on your computer.
  2. Make sure you are logged in, and click “Add to My Folders” in the top left corner of the folder page.
  3. Open Gaia GPS on your mobile device, and the folder will sync to your app if you are logged in.
  4. If the folder contains any large Map downloads, you should “Resume Download” for the Maps. To do that, select the new Folder from your Folder list in the app, then select Resume Download for Maps listed in the folder.

You can also view and download the GPX file of the route here on Strava.

** Special thanks to Kat Alden and Bill Torretti for biking/mapping the route for us!


 

PVCA News

  • The next monthly PVCA Board Meeting will held Thursday, August 13th beginning at 6:30pm.
    Due to the nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, this meeting will be held with each member attending remotely via the Zoom platform.

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Newsletters

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

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

2020 – Spring/Summer

2019

2018

2017

2016

Gallery

 20-20 Insights

Impressions of Penns Valley

 

Winter Slides to Spring,
Once Familiar, Now Unknown . . .
Hold to Sights and Sounds

 

Images

 

Videos

Sounds

Writings

 

We hope you are out and about in the wilds of Penns Valley! We are so lucky that we have this beautiful outdoors to enjoy during this time of social distancing and isolation. Do you love to capture the beauty that surrounds you? The Penns Valley Conservation Association (PVCA) invites you to share your experiences with us through photos, videos and sound recordings, to spread the enjoyment of your experience with those who may not be able to get out, to preserve and share memories, and to celebrate the beauty and wonder that is Penns Valley.

Send your favorite images, videos, and audios from the Valley to us at insight@pennsvalley.net

 

Ways to Support PVCA

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We’re delighted that you are interested in supporting PVCA. You may do so in several different ways:

Become a Member

PVCA offers three categories of membership:

Individual
Business
Organization

Please join us using one of these membership categories.

Make a Donation

You may contribute to PVCA at any time, regardless of whether you are a member or not. When you do, you may also direct your donation to particular PVCA activities.

Subscribe to PVCA Electronic Communications

No cost way to subscribe to PVCA electronic communications, including news, announcements, and our newsletter.

Become a Sponsor

To support our mission, we offer sponsorship opportunities for specific events, programs, and operations. Most of our sponsors are also members – Individuals, Businesses, or Organizations, be we welcome those who simply want to help us with a specific activity.