• Fall 2016 PHS Tree Tender Classes – Register Now!

    Click here to view Fall 2016 PHS Tree Tender class dates, locations, times and registration information: http://phsonline.org/programs/tree-tenders

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  • Penncrest High School Team Takes 2nd Place at 2016 NCF-Envirothon

    2016 NCF-Envirothon Results

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  • Penncrest students “champion” the environment

    Delaware County Council recognized the Penncrest High School Envirothon Gold Team for winning the regional and state championships, and going on to the North American Envirothon in Canada in July. Shown at the June 22 County Council meeting are, from left, Penncrest faculty advisor Mark Samilenko, team members Rachel Hughes, Dennis Harrsch, Vy-Linh Gale, County […]

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  • 2016 PA Envirothon Results

    The 2016 Pennsylvania Envirothon champions, scoring 548.3 points of a possible 600, are from Penncrest High School located in Delaware County. The Delaware County team earned the honor to represent Pennsylvania at the NCF-Envirothon North American competition:  http://www.envirothonpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016PA-Envirothon-results-release.pdf        

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  • Delco Times Article – 2016 Delaware Co. Envirothon Results

    Penncrest Students Sweep Delco Envirothon for 22nd Year:  http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20160506/penncrest-students-sweep-delco-envirothon-for-22nd-year

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  • 2016 Poster Contest Winners

    We would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s contest- “We All Need Trees”. You can find the link to the list of winners below. Letters to all the winners have been mailed out. An award ceremony will be held on Friday, June 3rd at 3:30 PM at the Conservation District Office. Winners

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  • The Economic Value of Streamside Forest Buffers

    American Rivers’ report, The Economic Value of Riparian Buffers presents research findings from the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland to increase what is understand of economic values associated with the current scientific evidence supporting protection and restoration of forested streamside areas known as riparian buffers. The scientific, economic and policy literature all […]

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  • The Science Behind the Need for Forested Riparian Buffer Protection

    Extensive scientific research documents that forested strips of land along waterways provide extensive water quality and other environmental and economic benefits: The Science Behind the Need for Riparian Buffer Protection

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  • i-Tree Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests

    i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban and community forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the environmental services that trees provide and the structure of the urban forest. […]

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