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:
Benefactors are eligible for the following membership benefits:
Educational Articles. You will be given access to educational articles, pamphlets or handouts created by PWC to educate residents about stormwater pollution issues.
Stormwater Reduction Statistics Package. This informational package will show which PWC events your municipality and/or residents participated in and provide you with statistics from those events that can be used in your MS4 reports. Statistics could include the number of volunteers involved/volunteer hours, amount of trash removed from a site within your municipality, number of trees planted along riparian areas, amounts of invasive species removed from waterways, etc.
Municipal MS4 Grant Program. You will have the opportunity to submit a grant application to install a stormwater BMP within your municipality. The grant will be submitted to PWC who will review the applications and carry out the selected project(s).
Active Workshop. Your residents will be able to participate in an active workshop where PWC will demonstrate how to build and install stormwater BMPs for residential properties. PWC will provide all the necessary equipment and materials for attendees to follow along and build their own BMP.
Storm Drain Medallions Installation. We will be offering the opportunity to have storm drain medallions installed within your municipality. PWC will be responsible for creating and installing these medallions.
Municipal Staff Workshop. You will have the opportunity to receive one PWC- provided training session for municipal staff.
Patrons are eligible for the following membership benefits:
- Educational Articles. You will be given access to educational articles, pamphlets or handouts created by PWC to educate residents about stormwater pollution issues.
- Resident Workshop. You will have the opportunity to schedule a stormwater workshop for residents of your municipality. Workshops topics could include stormwater pollution, the MS4 program, ways to manage stormwater, etc.
Promoter Level $250
Promoters are eligible for the following membership benefits:
- Educational Articles. You will be given access to educational articles, pamphlets, or handouts created by PWC to educate residents about stormwater pollution issues.
2017-2018 MS4 memberships are available now. Memberships are on a permit-year basis and must be renewed every year. Please sign up by March 1, 2018 to ensure you receive all your membership benefits.
2017 Municipal Members with MS4 benefits:
Salford Township Sellersville Borough Trappe Borough Washington Township
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 Lower Providence Township Telford Borough