• 2019 TreeVitalize Watersheds Grant Applications due November 9, 2018

    Since 2005, TreeVitalize Watersheds, led by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in the five-county southeastern PA (SE PA) region, has focused on tree planting along stream corridors, wetlands, adjacent upland areas, headwaters, and “naturalized” stormwater basins. Through this program, dozens of such watershed restoration projects are conducted throughout the region every year, resulting in well […]

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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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  • 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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