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[updated 8-20-2018]

PVCA publishes printed quarterly newsletters that are sent via direct mail to members and others who have not joined but want to be in the loop. Comes automatically if you join. If you want it otherwise, get in touch.

This is one of our main forms of communication. We report on the current state of events for the organization as well as feature some of the exemplary naturalist writers of our communities. The newsletters include details on elections, meetings, decisions, workshops, watershed management projects, the education program and the wetlands education center, Crickfest... its all here, archived in our newsletters. They're all available right now - in their entirety - directly below. Download them, read them and share them.


Summer 2018 Newsletter

Greetings from Joshua Brock, Garden Thoughts, View From The Chair, Jim Flanagan on Collaboration, Crickfest 2018, Pedals and Pints, Membership, Frogfest recap, Centred Outdoors, etc.


Spring 2018 Newsletter

Woodcocks, WSOV on air, View From The Chair, new board members, list of business members, Centred Outdoors schedule, Environmental Educator Jim Flanagan "Get Connected Naturally", Toni/Nick Brink "Leaving PV", free trees for landowners who wish to improve riparian buffers, Nike Koos "Through a Newcomer's Eyes", park reviews for Halfway & Sayers, Tussey Mtn Skate Park, Fairbrook Park, PVCA / PVE partnership & more in this newsletter.


Summer 2017 Newsletter

Local Exploration, Crickfest 2017 (soliciting volunteers, schedule, etc), View From The Chair, A Word From The Director, Learning Wild Edibles, Tribute To Bobby Brownlee, History Of Poe Paddy & Surrounding, "Planting" Trout, Harvest, Chicory Lane, Composting & Soap Making, Crossword.


Spring 2017 Newsletter

Rooted in Millheim, Centre Gives, View From The Chair, A Word From The Director, Ag Plastic Recycling, Chicory Lane Farm, Remembering Marcia Case, In Memoriam of Ron Temple, Thank You Karen Yanak, Hedgerows: Pathways of Cooperation With Nature, Pollinator Habitat Project, What's Simmering In The Stock Pot, Improving Health By Going Back To Nature, Build A Species Project, Spring In The PV Courtyard Garden, Kids Corner...


Fall / Winter 2016 Newsletter

Bird Watching in Winter, Our Land Has Many Waters, Muddy Paws Receives Preservation Award, Agricultural Site Wins Award (Clint Buck Farm), New Board Members / New Office, Dan Shimp Community Member Spotlight, Daily Cup of Wild Greens, Crickfest Recap, Student Garden, WSOV Update, "Being Heard" Creative Writing Program, Role of Organic in Protecting Soil Health, Harry Smith Fest Recap, Kids Corner, & more.


Summer 2016 Newsletter

Taste of This Place (Nell Hanssen), Director's Corner (Rick Henry), View From The Chair (Jim Pierce), Event Recap etc (Becky Bragg), block party recap, Learning Garden (Lisa Beherec), Env Education & stewardship award winners (Jim Flanagan), Community Member Spotlight - Sarah Depasquale (Becky Bragg), Valley Storytellers - In Memory of Sonny Haines, Quandry With Cats (Cathy Pierce), Aaronsburg Civic Club (Kevin Sims), FoodCenter (Jessie Pierce), Paraguay’s Mbaracayú Educational Center (Kelly Hatton), word-find, crossword & more


Winter 2016 Newsletter

New executive director Rick Henry, Bill Russell mushroom recap, notes from incoming presiden Jim Pierce & outgoing Jim Zubler, incoming board members Becky/Martha/Greg, Nick/Toni Brink philanthropy, stewardship awards announcement, PVCA/Boy Scout collaborate on removal of invasive species, recycling agricultural plastics, Abby Minor- elder poets in PV, & MORE


Fall 2015 Newsletter

PVCA annual meeting / Bill Russell speaker (mushrooms), Environmental Education Heads in New Directions, PVCA remembers John H. Auman, PVCA receives $40K anonymous donation, Crickfest recap, Membership Chair Boyer speaks, New Partnership Yields Nice Rewards, etc.


Summer 2015 Newsletter

PVCA seeks new executive director, numerous Crickfest articles, Exploring new spaces: Coburn Park, etc.


Spring 2015 Newsletter

Spring highlights via director Andrea Ferich, Downes donates his 7th bamboo rod for fundraiser, Millheim Fiber Fest, Stream Cleanup recap, Stewardship Award essays, watershed committee update, WSOV, Frogfest recap, & more.


Winter 2015 Newsletter

Agroforestry Presentation discussion at Spring Meeting (preliminary article), monitoring macroinvertebrates in the watershed, environmental education making strides, overview of agriforestry in Pa, remembering Lou Hass, 2nd year for community days, Sweetwater Farm an edgy place, walking with the Jan trees, interview with Henry Beiler, exploring Muddy Crick, WSOV --- & more, as always


Fall 2014 Newsletter

Tribute to John Mangan, upcoming PVCA meeting & beekeeping presentation, environmental education program update, Muddy Creek fish habitat restoration, crickfest recap, Hummingbird Room fundraiser, second saturday community days, young forest initiative ...and much more!


Spring 2014 Newsletter

4th annual Riversongs, PVCA in Penns Valley schools, president's column, Mountainside Homestead event, Centre Gives, Second Saturday community days, forested buffer plantings, 2014 photo contest, Martin's Feed Mill collaboration, WSOV, stream monitoring training, rod raffle.


Winter 2014 Newsletter

PVCA receives $250K for watershed restoration, engaging the youth of PV, president's column, STrEAM initiative, appreciations, winter meeing Mar27, trout spawnin in muddy creek, second saturdays / upcoming events, current legal issues in conservation, education committee update, stroud water research center, etc.


Fall 2013 Newsletter

Jim Flanagan- PVCAs new environmental educator, upcoming fall meeting details, president's column, Martin's Feed Mill collaboration, environmental education philosophy, 2013 member list, crickfest recap, PVCA library of outdoor skills, photo contest winners, education committee update, muddy creek buterflies.


Summer 2013 Newsletter

executive director's meanderings, update from the environmental education program, president's column, crickfest 2013, slow money update, news from muddy paws, stream temperature monitoring expanded, raffle winner, millheim bicycle coop, new website up and running, etc.


Spring 2013 Newsletter

  • young volunteers pitch in to plant buffers, introducing PVCA's new environmental educator - Jenny Campbell, president's column, board continues strategic planning efforts, education committee revival, riversongs recap, executive director's meanderings, photo contest, learning garden, "common trees of PA" recap, stream cleanup recap, renewable energy fair recap, around the watershed - young forests & riparian buffers, raffle donors - the craftsmen


Winter 2013
Annual Meeting Recap
New Executive Director
New Board Members
Bylaw Changes
Origins of PVCA
Stream Temperature Monitoring

Fall 2012
PVCA's annual meeting notice
Crickfest 2012
Limestone Mine update
2012 members
Learning Garden update
Watershed Committee

Archived Newsletters

Summer 2012
Spring 2012
Winter 2012
Fall 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011
Winter 2010-11 Newsletter
2010 Environmental Forum
Fall 2010 Newsletter
Summer 2010 Newsletter
Spring 2010 Newsletter
Winter 2010 Newsletter
Fall 2009 Newsletter
Summer 2009 Newsletter
Winter 2009 Newsletter
Fall 2008 Newsletter
Crickfest 2008 Flier
Summer 2008
Winter 2008 Newsletter
Fall 2007 Newsletter
Summer 2007 Newsletter
Spring 2007 Newsletter
Winter 2007 Newsletter
Fall 2006 Newsletter
Summer 2006 newsletter
Spring 2006 newsletter
Winter 2005 newsletter
Fall 2005 newsletter