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Environmental Advisory Council 

Donna Delany (12/31/2023)
Carys Egan (12/31/2024)

Rachel McKay (12/31/2024)

Kathy McDevitt (12/31/2025)
Wayne Piaskowski (12/31/2023)

Elisabeta Polosca Sheehan (12/31/2024)

Drew Wallace (12/31/2025)

Board of Supervisors Liaison: Dana Alan

September 2023

August 2023

July 2023 - no meeting

June 2023

May 2023

April 2023

March 2023

February 2023

January 2023 - no meeting

December 2022

November 2022

October 2022

September 2022

August 2022

July 2022

June 2022 - no meeting

May 2022 - no meeting

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

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  Your request will be fulfilled within five business days.​

Ordinance 65-1991 Environmental Advisory Council

Our News

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. 

Check out West Vincent Bird Town Facebook page!

Our News
Township & Local Events

Township & Local Events 

Township EAC Event - A Few Birds - The Basics of Birdwatching - Sat, Aug 12, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  - EAC guest speaker, naturalist author, Chris Petrak will introduce common resident birds and visiting migrants, where and when to see them, and nuggets about their life and habits, including familiar birds such as: the “poor sam", the “perchickoree,” the "witchety", the “peter-peter,” and more.

Township EAC Event - Tree Health Talk - Thu, July 27, 7:00 p.m. It is sad to see so many of our trees dying and stressed.  What can we do?  Our District Forester, John Nissen, will give a short talk on problems our trees are currently facing, with suggestions on what we can do to help, as well as sharing the best native trees to plant now, good street tree options, and trees that can live well under powerlines.

Township EAC Event - Weatherstone Trail - Woodland Care - Sun, Mar 26, 12 noon

Meet us on Pinehurst Drive at the paved Weatherstone Trail, just north of Route 401!


Many non-native, invasive plants are strangling many of the young oaks and flowers along the trail. We plan to gently remove them and learn about the plants along the trail.

Township EAC Event - Woodcock Evening Walk - Thu, Mar 16 at 6:00 p.m.!

Catch these birds do their mating dance in Opalanie Park! 

RSVP at link above and read about these ground-dwelling birds before you join us on the walk! 

Local Event - 2022 West Pikeland Growing Water Wise: Tackling Storm Water from Torrent to Trickle Webinar Series!


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, 2022! 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, 2022! The EAC Nature Club will be at Opalanie Park on Monday, January 17 tending the park's trees. More info here!

Programs and Education


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

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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Resident participation in Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) 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

Tree Planting Recommendations
Stormwater Managment
Pollinator PitStop Program
Attracting and Caring for Birds
Litter Lifters of West Vincent
HealthyYard Recognition Program
Healthy Yard Recognition Application
EAC videos
Gabe Clayton - Gravel Road Talk
WV Litter Lifters
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