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
August 2022 - no minutes
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.
EAC Recognized by PA EAC Network - Nov 2022 - EAC presented the success of our Pollinator Pitstop Program at PA EAC Fall Gathering in October. CETT also recognized as leader in clean energy community plans.
Pollinators Have a Pitstop at West Vincent Elementary School! - Nov 2022 - Birds & Bees Garden Club helped students at WVE install a pollinator pitstop garden for all to enjoy while outside AND inside!
Birds & Bees Garden Club - Garden Demonstration! - Oct 2021 - Many interested gardeners learned about the lasagna method to prepare their spring pollinator pitstop garden.
Opalanie Park - Hotspot to Spot Feathered Friends on a Cold Rainy Day! - Nov 2022 - 24 species of birds were sighted on the Beginner Bird Walk held on October 2. Opalanie Park is a vibrant environment for many more species of birds.
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.
Township & Local Events
Three separate talks where participants will learn about ways to manage stormwater, keep it clean, and improve the health of our area streams. September 22, October 5, and October 26.
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
Programs and Education
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.
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