This 2002 Assessment is intended to serve as a baseline for understanding the health of the Upper Penns Creek Watershed (UPCW) and for assisting local decision-making and education. The Assessment inventories and analyzes existing natural and cultural resources within the Watershed, presented in a single reference document.
Sarah DePasquale – herbalist and landowner, and Andrea Ferich, initiator of the multifunctional riparian buffers, take you on a virtual tour of the project planted at Fiddler’s Bend Farm. Learn more about riparian buffers planted by PVCA through a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Sarah shares how she utilizes some of the many plants in their farm’s buffer and demonstrates the medicinal preparation of elderflower syrup. These buffers benefit wildlife and landowners alike while preserving water quality.
You can view the photo album of Sarah and Jim’s Farm, as well as a handful of Andrea’s work here…
This is a link to Sarah’s Etsy site: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MeadowsweetBotanica
This is a link to Andrea’s Ironwood Forestry site: http://www.ironwoodforestry.guru
The following Instagram videos were recorded for use during the presentation:
We hope you enjoy the presentation! If so and you’d like to learn more about PVCA’s watershed protection and restoration efforts, please join us as a new Member or consider a donation:
Join us for an informative and inspirational tour of two of PVCA’s stream bank improvement projects with habitat champion, Lysle Sherwin. Learn what impacts PVCA’s Young Forest Initiative is having on water quality and wildlife from the expert. Hear from the farmers about the wildlife preservation work done by PVCA on their land.
Afterward, join Stacy Levy, world-famous landscape and sculpture artist, as she walks us through her property. See how she defines wild vs built worlds using natural gradients that add beauty and habitat. Learn the answer to the question of how to live in a place without displacing the natural qualities that make the land beautiful.
We are offering bus transportation for attendees from Old Gregg School in Spring Mills to our various project sites, as well as to Stacy Levy’s Farm, and then returning to Old Gregg School. Parking is limited at each location so we are requiring attendees either sign up to ride the bus for a $9 fee, or if you wish, you can bike or buggy to each of the locations for free.
Meet at Old Gregg School between 2:00 and 2:25 for departure at 2:30pm.
The address is:
106 School Street
Spring Mills, PA 16875
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The Committee’s specific task and authority are to consider, investigate, and take such appropriate and reasonable action as may be necessary to provide the Board with information and recommendations regarding the ongoing management of WSOV, as well as their respective rights and duties.
Members: Tim Bonson, Victoria Brennan, Jerry Egelhoff, Monica Keiffer, Lisa Marshall, Greg Ray, Ang Smith, Troy Smith, Loanne Snavely, Jeremy Tosten, Eli Ward, Larry Wolken
The Governance Committee is advisory to the PVCA Board of Directors. The membership of this committee is comprised of former PVCA leaders.
The purpose of the Committee is threefold:
- Enhancing the effectiveness and viability of PVCA
- Providing historical context
- Serving as a liaison to the larger community including local government
Currently, the Committee’s primary focus is on a complete revision of PVCA’s Bylaws. The extensive work these volunteers have done to date is greatly appreciated by the Board and we look forward to presenting the fruits of their labor at the Spring Member Meeting.
Advisor for Bylaws Revisions:
Governance Committee Documents
If you have questions or would like to request additional information, contact the Chair, who will reply or forward your questions to the appropriate member for reply.
The mission of the Finance Committee is to build relations with possible sources of funding in order to maintain PVCA and its programs and activities . . .