We will have a table at this years’ Ross Township Day, Saturday September 13, 11am-4pm. This will take place at the Ross Township Municipal Park, Anchorage Road off Rte. 115, Saylorsburg, Pa.

There will be water testing demos, invasive plant identification, and information on macroinvertebrates- why they are important and how to identify. Please come on out and see what we are about!

The Blue Mountain Preservation Association and Friends of Cherry Valley will also be there to show support for the beautiful area we are lucky to call home.



We would like to welcome all our new members from Blue Mountain Village! The residents contacted APWC to draw our attention to several problems at the lake. There is a issue with water level manipulation, possibly causing thermal degradation. There is also a gap in the screen that is allowing grass carp to escape into the Class A Wild Trout segment of Aquashicola Creek!



Our next meeting will be at 7pm on September 16th . This will be held at the Polk Township Municipal Building.



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
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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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