Environmental Advisory Council
Donna Delany, Chair (12/31/2023)
Carys Egan (12/31/2024)
Vicki Laubach (12/31/2022)
Rachel McKay (12/31/2024)
Kathy McDevitt (12/31/2022)
Wayne Piaskowski (12/31/2023)
Elisabeta Polosca Sheehan (12/31/2024)
Board of Supervisors Liaison: Dana Alan
June 2022 - no meeting
May 2022 - no meeting
The Environmental Advisory Council advises the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on issues that affect the protection, conservation, management, promotion, and use of open space, recreational, historic, and natural resources within West Vincent’s borders.
EAC members are Township residents, serving three-year terms, appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
Archived EAC agendas and minutes can be requested from the Township by completing a Right To Know Form and sending to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request will be fulfilled within five business days.
Latest Township & Local Events
Local Event - North Coventry Township EAC Webinar Series! Local Natural Resource Protection Standards Inventory, Feb 17 and Chester County Climate Action Plan, Mar 30, both at 7 p.m. More info here!
Local Event - PA Horticultural Society webinar - Solutions to Invasive Plants - Feb 22! More webinar info here!
Local Event - West Pikeland EAC - Feb 24!
West Pikeland is presenting You Bet Your Garden host Mike McGrath, who reveals ‘the Dirty Little Secret of Lawn Care”. February 24, 2022 @ 7pm via Zoom
Monday, January 17! The EAC Nature Club will be at Opalanie Park on Monday, January 17 tending the park's trees. More info here!
Resident participation in Chester County Water Resources Authority (CWRA) study - CWRA is working to review and update the County's integrated water resources plan, Watersheds, and the County's Stormwater Management Plan. A key component of the update process is getting input from residents from across the County on their water resources, water-based recreation, and stormwater concerns. If you are interested in contributing to the study, complete one of their surveys.
Learn more about the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show and Sustainability Efforts
Education and Programs
Litter Lifters of West Vincent
The Litter Lifters of West Vincent Township is creating a cleaner Chester County one event at a time.
Since May of 2020, we have grown from a few caring residents to over 90 people joining our efforts to pick up litter! Over 1,000 bags of litter have been removed from our roads, woods and streams.
Follow the Litter Lifters on Instagram at: litterliftersofwestvincent
If you would like to learn more about how you can support the Litter Lifters or help at a future event, email
Volunteers must follow the Safety Instruction Sheet and complete the Litter Lifters Volunteer Waiver and Release Form when participating in a Litter Lifters clean up event.
Stormwater Damage - A recent Penn State article, "Slow the Flow: Reduce Stormwater on Your Property", provides the latest information to help homeowners manage and reduce storm water runoff.
Download "The Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater" for more information on how to maintain your yard and control runoff created by Lancaster County Conservation District in partnership with the Little Conestoga Partnership.
West Vincent is recognized as a Bird Town! Learn about Bird Town Pennsylvania and its mission to promote community-based conservation actions to create a healthier, sustainable environment for birds, wildlife, and people.
Reports and Studies
Learn more here about the Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee and plans to manage growth and protect open space at their monthly meetings.
Home Gardening Resources
WV EAC - Birds & Bees Garden Club - Garden Demonstration - the "Lasagna Method" - our garden demonstration on how to prepare a new spring flower bed using the "lasagna method", held on Saturday, October 23 was a great success! Many new people were met, we felt the energy growing, and we now have a new flower bed in Evans Park!
The next task for spring flower preparation will be to grow the plants for our Township bed and our Pollinator PitStop Program members.
We have enlisted the help of our local Girl Scout troops and possibly, some West Vincent Elementary School gardeners-in-training to help in the planting.
A good time for planting the seeds that require cold stratification would be the end of January.
Please contact Donna Delany (email@example.com) if you would like to be part of the planning process for the seed growing and/or if you have experience growing native plants from seed.