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

August 2022

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June 2022 - no meeting

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June 2022 - no meeting

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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. 

 

The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in a public session.

Archived EAC agendas and minutes can be requested from the Township by completing a Right To Know Form and sending to office@westvincenttwp.org.  Your request will be fulfilled within five business days.​

Ordinance 65-1991 Environmental Advisory Council

 

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!

Here is an interview with the presenter, Christian Allyn

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!

Canceled

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

Education and Programs

 

Litter Lifters of West Vincent

Beth Intoccia, Lead Volunteer and Coordinator

 

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 
litterliftersofwestvincent@gmail.com.

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. 
 

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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. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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 (d.delany@comcast.net) 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. 

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