Conservation Accomplishments

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PCWIC Conservation Maintenance Project

Thanks to funding from the Perkiomen Creek Watershed Improvement Corporation, we are able to return to previous project sites, assess the health of our plantings, and perform any maintenance that is required.  Most of our sites appear to be doing very well. When needed, volunteers will go to a site and help remove invasive plants, mend deer fencing, or remove tree tubes.

Thank you to all of our partners and volunteers for making these projects a success!

2016

Riparian Native Tree and Shrub Plantings                                                                                                                                                                                                     Each year the Conservancy plants native trees and shrubs in riparian areas to address stormwater management and water quality issues, increase habitat, and promote community involvement with our local environment. 

  • South Park Ave, Lower Providence Township (TreeVitalize), 50 native trees and shrubs planted 
  • Briarwyck Park, Lower Salford (TreeVitalize), 150 native trees and shrubs planted
  • Green Lane Park, Green Lane (TreeVitalize), 620 native trees and shrubs planted
  • Graterford Field along Perkiomen Trail, Perkiomen Township (TreeVitalize), 300 native trees and shrubs planted 

2015    

Riparian Native Tree and Shrub Plantings                                                                                                                                                                                                       

  • Central Perkiomen Valley Park, Perkiomen Township (TreeVitalize), 170 native trees and shrubs planted 
  • Cranberry Park, Lower Providence Township (TreeVitalize), 250 native trees and shrubs planted
  • Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, Perkiomen Township (TreeVitalize), 20 native trees and shrubs planted

Stormwater Management Demonstration Project at Anderson Farm Park, Upper Providence Township (DEP EE)                                                                                   The Conservancy implemented three stormwater best management practices, a native rain garden, a riparian buffer and an erosion control measure, at a local park to address existing erosion and water quality concerns. Each stormwater project is accompanied by signage to educate the public about measures they can take to address local environmental issues.                                                                         

Scioto Wetland Demonstration Project
Since 2008, engineering and planning has been conducted to construct this wetland behind Upper Frederick Township's Municipal Office. Before stormwater enters a tributary to the Scioto Creek, it will enter the wetland, where it will be filtered by 5000 native plants. This wetland will be home to much wildlife, including many mosquito eaters like frogs and dragonflies! A wooden split-rail fence was constructed around the wetlands perimeter to protect this habitat. Look for our kiosk at the site to gain more information about wetlands and their great impact on water quality.

2014

Native Brown Trout Riparian Buffer Restoration Project: GG Grant allows for Buffer Enhancement in Lehigh County (DEP EE Grant) In September approximately 20 hard working volunteers helped to plant 175 trees and shrubs at a newly constructed stream restoration site along Hosensack Creek located along Palm Road in Zionsville, PAThis project was part of an exciting partnership with Lehigh County Conservation District and the PA Fish & Boat Commission to help restore the native fish habitat along the creek.

Riparian Native Tree and Shrub Plantings

  • Kulp Rd & Yoder Rd, Lower Salford Township (TreeVitalize), 200 native trees and shrubs planted 
  • Lodal Creek Nature Park, Perkiomen Township  (TreeVitalize), 250 native trees and shrubs planted 
  • Anderson Farm Park, Upper Providence Township (TreeVitalize),  350 native trees and shrubs planted
  • Whittaker Park, Upper Gwynedd Township (TreeVitalize), 235 native trees and shrubs planted 

2013 

Briarwyck Park, Lower Salford Riparian Buffer Restoration (TreeVitalize), 350 native trees and shrubs planted                                                         

Mayfield Estates: Wismer Rd Basins, Perkiomen Township Riparian Buffer Restoration, Mayfield Estates residents naturalized all seven of their stormwater basins by planting almost 1000 trees, shrubs and flowering perennials. In fall 2013, 125 additional native trees and shrubs were planted in the basins. 

Improving Stormwater Basins in the Vineyards Community of Pennsburg
Three stormwater basins in this community were regraded and planted with 2500 native perennials and 111 trees to protect the Macoby Creek from polluted stormwater and to provide habitat for wildlife.

2012

Rain Gardens on Souderton High School's SAVE Campus
Students from Souderton High School's SAVE Club (Students Against Violating the Earth) helped install two rain gardens at the club's Environmental Campus next to West Broad Street Elementary School. The gardens were a prize to Souderton High School Students who won first place in the Conservancy's Stormwater Video Contest, sponsored by Verizon.  

Riparian Native Tree and Shrub Plantings

  • Skippack Meadows Riparian Buffer Restoration (TreeVitalize), removed invasive plants and planted 1000 native trees and shrubs
  • Hoy Park, Lower Providence Riparian Buffer Restoration (TreeVitalize), 150 native trees and shrubs planted
  • Schwenksville Meadow Park Riparian Buffer Restoration (TreeVitalize), 150 native trees and shrubs planted
  • Hickory Park Riparian Buffer Restoration (TreeVitalize), 350 native trees and shrubs planted

Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy Stormwater Management Installations (DEP EE)
Three native rain gardens and a 550-gallon cistern were installed on our property to help filter and effectively utilize stormwater. Feel free to stop by to check out these stormwater management techniques, read our informational signs, and pick up a brochure or two! 

2011 & earlier

Riparian Native Tree and Shrub Plantings

  • D'Lauro Preserve Riparian Buffer Restoration (TreeVitalize), 350 native trees and shrubs planted
  • Stream Buffer Planting, Schwenksville (TreeVitalize), 30 native trees and shrubs planted

Lower Salford Township is Serious About Stormwater and Flood Control!
Planted a native riparian buffer with trees, shrubs and perennials to filter contaminants, reduce flooding, and increase wildlife habitat along a stretch of the West Branch Skippack Creek.  

Stream Restoration in Milford Township, Bucks County
Removed years of accumulated silt and invasive plants, installed erosion control structures, and planted 480 native trees and shrubs.