Remembering One of PVCA’s Founding Members –
Ed Bellis | 1927 – 2021
We have sad news. One of our founding members of PVCA, Ed Bellis, passed away this past Monday. As an organization, we stand on Ed’s shoulders and are thankful for all he has done for, and within, Penns Valley. We invite you to read his full obituary from the April 7th edition of the Centre Daily Times, at https://legcy.co/3fSUq18.
An excerpt relating to PVCA is included here:
“. . . As one of the founding members of the Penns Valley Conservation Association, Ed discovered an endangered species of sedge along Elk Creek in 1994; subsequent finds on Elk and Pine Creeks were the key to honor these tributaries of Penns Creek with Exceptional Value status, hence protection of the watershed from local pollution threats. . . . Memorial contributions may be made to the Penns Valley Conservation Association, https://pennsvalley.net/pvca-donation/ or to PA Trout Unlimited, patrout.org/index.php/donate/.”
Annual Streambank Clean Up
Saturday, April 24
Riversongs: A PopUp Summer Music Festival
Elk Creekside at the Millheim Fire Hall Fairgrounds
Saturday, July 17 | 3:00 – 7:00PM
Spring Membership Meeting
Thursday, March 26 | 7:00 – 8:30PM
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.
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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.
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