HISTORY OF PVCA
The Penns Valley Conservation Association (PVCA), a 501c (3) non-profit charitable organization established in 1994, has provided a successful mechanism for public input and leveraged resources to protect, conserve, and promote the environmental qualities of the Penns Creek Watershed.
PVCA’s Vision: We envision an engaged community, where growth is balanced with support for healthy natural systems that foster the local economy. Our valley has dark night skies, clear streams, healthy forests, prosperous farms, and local jobs.
PVCA Vision Statement
PVCA is the outgrowth of a citizen effort in the early 1990’s to stop the expansion of a quarry in
PVCA has employed an Environmental Educator in the
PVCA has managed well over a half million dollars of public grant fundsof direct benefit to the Watershed including the aforementioned accessenhancements to the Wetland Center, the school-based environmentaleducation program (for 8 years), an annual “Spring Cleanup" and manyother habitat restoration and agricultural BMP projects throughout the PennsCreek Watershed.
PVCA has sponsored publication of important resources; “Waterways & Wildlife”, the practical guide written by Nell Hanssen, the eclectic compendium A Penns Creek Companion, authored by Doug Macneal, and its quarterly newsletter highlighting the work of PVCA and its partners.
The Association raises funds to support these many initiatives through membership investments, special appeals, and the Annual “Crickfest” Celebration of the Watershed and its People held the Sunday before Labor Day.
Please join us in becoming a steward of
Mailing address: PVCA, P.O. Box 165, Aaronsburg, PA 16820
PVCA is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 publicly-supported, federally tax-exempt
corporation in Pennsylvania.