• Friday, July 12, 2013-Recent Conservancy News
For the most recent Conservancy enewsletter, follow this link. We invite you to sign up at the top of the screen to have the latest Conservancy news and events information delivered to your inbox!...
• Wednesday, May 15, 2013-Proclamation!
We are excited to announce that on May 9, 2013 the Borough of Schwenksville proclaimed that June 8, 2013 shall be "Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Sojourn Day". The Conservancy thanks Mayor Joe Giunta for this honor! Space is limited for this great day, so register soon. ...
• Wednesday, April 10, 2013-Summer Internships with the Conservation Department
Three opportunities are available for local college students. Submit resumes to the Conservation Coordinator, Krista, at email@example.com....
• Monday, March 04, 2013-Conservation Department Educating Local Residents
The Reporter features Conservation Coordinator Krista's recent presentation to residents of Lower Salford Township!...
• Tuesday, December 18, 2012-Conservancy Awarded Grant for Early Childhood Science Classes!
The Conservancy would like to thank the Koenig Family for a $500 grant awarded to the Conservancy for early childhood science classes. The grant comes to the Conservancy from The Koenig Family Charitable Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation. Many thanks to the Koenig family for their support of the Conservancy's educational programs!...
• Wednesday, September 26, 2012-PWC Conservation Department In The News!
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is helping communities improve their water quality while helping the municipalities meet their stormwater management requirements.
• Saturday, July 21, 2012-Recent Conservancy News
For the most recent Conservancy newsletter, follow this link. We invite you to sign up at the top of the screen to have the latest Conservancy news and events information delivered to your inbox!...
• Thursday, June 21, 2012-Gwynedd Friends Preschool & Kindergarten Donates to PWC!
The Conservancy would like to thank Gwynedd Friends Preschool & Kindergarten for their donation of an estimated $500 in children's books for our Children's Library! The school hosted a Scholastic Book Fair earlier this year, and donated the profits of the sale to the Conservancy after hearing about the many books we lost in the flooding due to Hurricane Irene. Pictured is the Gwynedd Friend's Kindergarten class proudly showing their donated books during a recent visit to the Conservancy for ou...
• Wednesday, June 20, 2012-Brady Donates Books and Puzzles to the Conservancy!
On June 8, 2012 Brady celebrated his fourth birthday at the Conservancy! Brady and his friends learned about turtles through our "Terrific Turtles" program, one of our pre-school Animal Adventures Hours,made a special turtle craft, played in our Children's Discovery Room and had snacks and cupcakes decorated like turtles! This very special young man decided to ask his friends for books and puzzles as gifts that he then donated to the Conservancy! We are truly inspired by this act of generosit...
• Friday, June 15, 2012-Harleysville Books Donates Books to the Conservancy
The Conservancy would like to thank Shelly Plumb, owner of Harleysville Books, for her recent donation of 14 new children's books for the Conservancy's library! During the week of February 5-11, Harleysville Books donated a portion of their sales to the Conservancy to purchase new books to replace those lost in the flooding of Hurricane Irene. Author and Conservancy educator, Heidi Rader, kicked off the fundraising event with a presenation on her work with sea turles on Bioko Island followed...
• Friday, June 15, 2012-Audubon Women's Club Donates to the Conservancy!
On Thursday, June 14, Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Director for Environmental Education, Trudy Phillips, was thrilled to accepted a contribution of $550 from the Audubon Women's club! This money was awarded to the Conservancy "in recognition of the valuable services the Perkiomen Watershed provides for area residents". The money will be used to purchase new taxidermy to be used as a teaching resource. The Conservancy thanks the members of the Audubon Women's Club for this generous donation...
• Wednesday, May 02, 2012-The Nottage Project Donates Books to the Conservancy!
Allegra Nottage, Founder and Executive Director of the Nottage Project, recently brought the Conservancy a donation of over $130 in books for our children's library! Many thanks to this wonderful organization whose mission is to support and enhance local services to those experiencing need. For more information on The Nottage Project vist www.thenottageproject.org...
• Tuesday, March 20, 2012-Brownie Troop Donates Books to the Conservancy!
On Thursday, March 15th Brownie Troop #7105 of Schwenksville visited the Conservancy to drop off their donation of 65 books for our Children's Library! The nine third grade members of the troop collected books for the Conservancy after finding out that we had lost 500 books to the flood waters of Hurricane Irene. Many thanks to leaders Debby McFarland and Jules Cosenza and the girls of Troop #7105 for their hard work and generosity! ...
• Wednesday, January 18, 2012-Educators - Live and Learn on Hog Island, Maine This Summer!
"Sharing Nature: An Educator's Week" is being offered by the Audubon Camp in Maine from July 19th - 24th. For more information, follow the above link from our Programs for Teachers page....
• Wednesday, December 21, 2011-PWC Receives Verizon Environmental Sustainability Grant
Funding to Assist Groups in Expansion of Community-Based Environmental Programs
PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For students from Conestoga High School in Berwyn , a recent visit to Maysie's Farm Conservation Center in Glenmoore was more than just a typical field trip. It was a hands-on lesson in environmental sustainability where, through the center's Down to Earth Farming program, students learned about filtering soil, planting seeds and picking vegetables, and how to be respon...
• Monday, August 29, 2011-Conservancy Looking for Creekside Project Sites
The top issues degrading water quality in our creeks and streams are eroding streambanks, loss of native trees and shrubs along the creeks and the increasing impacts of stormwater.
The Conservancy protects water quality by helping property owners better manage their creekbanks and stream buffers. The Conservancy also helps augment stormwater basins so that they improve water quality and local habitats while saving money for mowing services.
THE CONSERVANCY CAN HELP PROPERTY OWNERS ADDRESS ...
• Thursday, July 03, 2008-Lower Macungie Township Protects Clean Water
Lower Macungie Township Commissioners (Lehigh County) unanimously voted to support a stream upgrade of the Upper Perkiomen Watershed at last week’s meeting. The township’s solicitor will draw up a resolution in support of upgrading the Upper Perkiomen Watershed to “Exceptional Value”, Pennsylvania’s highest designation for waterways. This designation can only be given to streams with very clean water. "We were impressed with the commitment shown by the Lower Macungie Township Commissioners towar...
• Tuesday, March 25, 2008-Help Raise Funds for PWC at Genuardi's!
Once you register, 1% or more of your Genuardi's purchases (using your Club Card) will be donated to the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy's Environmental Education Department.
No receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy. Five minutes of your time could mean hundreds of dollars for PWC!
Already registered with your child's school? No problem! You can choose up to three organizations to receive contributions from the eScrip program.
Visit the link above (www.escrip....
• Monday, February 04, 2008-Perkiomen Partnership & Stormwater Mandates
Nineteen communities in Montgomery, Bucks and Lehigh Counties have joined the Perkiomen MS4 Partnership in order to jointly address the public education and participation requirements of the Pennsylvania’s stormwater management regulations. The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy will be assisting the Partnership. Many municipalities in Pennsylvania are required to provide information about stormwater to their citizens as part of the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Municipal Separate Sto...
• Friday, February 01, 2008-Talking Trash - 2008 PWC Stream Clean-Up Scheduled for April 19
The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy wants to know: Where is the Trash?
A surprising amount of garbage, rubbish, litter, junk, debris, waste and tires make it into our local waterways each year! It’s tossed out of car windows, blown from yards, trashcans and parking lots, washed away by floods or stormwater, and dumped or left behind on purpose or by accident. However it gets there, it’s TRASH. It’s ugly, it degrades the beauty, safety and quality of the water we drink and play in, and it can...