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20-20 Insights:
Impressions of Penns Valley

Call for submissions

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, artworks, sound recordings, and the written word, 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.

What? All creative works will be of, or about, the Upper Penns Creek Watershed

Who can submit? Anyone, of any age, residing anywhere

Timeline: Works created between March 1, and July 1, 2020.

Formats: Images (photos, videos, fine art), Audio (sound recordings, soundscapes), Writing (essays, poetry, fiction, etc.)

Entry Guidelines:

All entries must include the name of the creator, title of work, and date of creation. If under 18, please include grade.

• Photos: submit photos by email to: 2020insights.images@gmail.com

• Videos: Mount videos onto YouTube, Vimeo, etc. and submit the link by email to: 2020insights.recording@gmail.com

• Fine Art: In addition to name, title and date, please include medium and size of original. Submit photo of work by email to: 2020insights.images@gmail.com

• Sound/Audio: Mount audio files to a site such as SoundCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box.com, and send the link, or for smaller files attach, and email to: 2020insights.recording@gmail.com

• Writing: Please read this document for further information. Send written entries by email to: 2020insights.writing@gmail.com

By entering your creative work, you grant permission to the Penns Valley Conservation Association to use your work (with credit to you). Uses may include, but are not limited to: mounted or linked on their website, in printed materials such as cards, brochures, a booklet, etc. or in a public display such as a gallery exhibit.


Planting for Healing

We hope you were able to join us for the incredible webinar given by our co-presenters, Andrea Ferich and Sarah DePasquale! It was a wonderful 90-minute presentation filled with engaging content, an elderflower syrup demonstration, and a lively Question & Answer session.

We’ve posted the recording of the ZOOM webinar and the materials here…enjoy!


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

Planting for Healing

Walk the Watershed: Planting for Healing

We hope you were able to join us for the incredible webinar given by our co-presenters, Andrea Ferich and Sarah DePasquale! It was a wonderful 90-minute presentation filled with engaging content, an elderflower syrup demonstration, and a lively Question & Answer session.

We’ve posted the recording of the ZOOM webinar and the materials here…enjoy!


PVCA News

  • The next monthly PVCA Board Meeting will held Thursday, July 9th 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.

PVCA Calendar


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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

2019

2018

2017

2016

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 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.