For over 10 years, the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy has aided municipalities of the watershed in meeting the educational requirements of the Municipal Separate Stormwater System (MS4) permit.
As an educational organization with over 50 years of experience in the field of stormwater, the Conservancy is a great local resource.
Below are the MS4 benefits your municipality will gain by signing up as a member of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy:
Exclusive access to articles, handouts or pamphlets created specifically by the
Conservancy to help fulfill MCM #1 – Public Education and Outreach of Stormwater Impacts. Materials will be provided in an electronic format. Municipalities will be responsible for printing and distribution.
All of the above benefits plus Conservancy provided informational video series for residents of your municipality. You will be able to post these videos on your website to provide easy access for residents. The videos will help to fulfill MCM #2- Public Involvement/Participation. Municipalities will be responsible for posting and advertising the videos.
All of the above benefits plus the opportunity to submit a grant application to install a stormwater BMP within your municipality. Potential projects could include rain gardens, basin naturalization projects. riparian buffer plantings, etc. The grant will be submitted to the Conservancy who will review the applications and carry out the selected project(s). Municipalities, with Conservancy guidance, will be responsible for recruiting volunteers for the project if their grant is selected. The grant program will help to fulfill MCM #2- Public Involvement/Participation and potentially add to your BMP inventory. In addition, you will receive one Conservancy provided training session for municipal staff (up to one hour). The session will take place at a municipal facility of your choice. The content of the training will help to fulfill MCM #6- Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations.
To sign up your municipality, please fill out a 2017-2018 (Year 15) membership form and mail it to the Conservancy at 1 Skippack Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473.
Contact Jessie Kemper to obtain a copy of this form.
To receive Patron or Benefactor benefits, please sign up no later than April 7, 2017. This will allow adequate time to schedule workshops before your permit year ends.
Memberships are on a permit-year basis and must be renewed each year.
2017-2018 MS4 memberships are available now.
2017 Municipal Members with MS4 benefits:
Salford Township Sellersville Borough Trappe Borough
Upper Pottsgrove Township
Perkasie Borough Hilltown Township Borough of Pennsburg
Borough of Souderton Borough of East Greenville West Rockhill Township
East Rockhill Township
Upper Salford Township Lower Salford Township
Upper Milford Township Lansdale Borough
Skippack Township Upper Gwynedd Township
Lower Pottsgrove Township Perkiomen Township Schwenksville Borough Upper Providence Township Telford Borough