Our first meeting of the year will be on January 20, 2015. We will meet at 7pm, Polk Municipal Building.



Due to the rain, our exhibit at Ross Township Day was a wash out. We had a good display of invasive plant species, and a buzzboard for kids to match larval macroinvertebrate species with the adult forms. The rain squashed our efforts. There were far more exhibitors than people interested in the exhibits.

However, at our last meeting, a motion was made and passed to purchase a waterproof canopy so we need not worry about bad weather for our community outreach events.



The Friends of Cherry Valley hosted a Spring Festival at the Moreton Homestead on May 17th. This was the first such event held on Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge grounds. Attendance was estimated at 300 people. The event went well, in spite of very muddy conditions due to a 4″ rain storm the preceding day.
There were 25 exhibitors representing many local environmental groups, recycling information, and wildlife rehabilitation. A representative from the Lenape Nation demonstrated games for children and tribal objects.
An archery range was set up for the kids, as well as fishing, seed planting, bird house building, nature walks and bird feeder making.
We hope the next festival will attract even more people!



APWC Newsletter Spring 2014
Here is our latest newsletter. If you would like to write something for our next publication, please send it to



Our Spring cleanup took place on Saturday, April 12th. We had six volunteers, picked up ten bags of trash, some rolls of carpet, some tires and another television along our assigned section of Lower Smith Gap Road. We were assisted by several members of the Living Hope Lighthouse Church- thanks so much!



We attended the December 21,2010 Environmental Quality Board hearing in Harrisburg. One of the items on the agenda was to continue the Petition process for redesignation of the Aquashicola to Exceptional Value (click on Petition on this page). DEP made a short and well done presentation, and the matter was put to a vote. The result was nearly unanimous in favor of further research. One step further along!



DEP has received our Petition to redesignate the Aquashicola Creek (from source to confluence with Buckwha Creek) to Exceptional Value.

In the November 1, 2010 Pa Environment Digest, a section gave notice that the Aquashicola will be evaluated by DEP. The link is:

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