Cross Currents
March 2019
A Message from the Director
One month ago we opened registration for the Perkiomen Stream Clean-Up...
our hope was to recruit 1,000 volunteers in order to tackle 80 impacted sites throughout the watershed.
To date, over 1,100 community volunteers have signed up...
making this the largest single-day Stream Clean-Up in Pennsylvania... and we still have room!

As you can imagine, hosting over 1,100 volunteers and removing over 20,000 pounds of trash is quite expensive. We have some great opportunities for our local businesses to get involved.

Also, on deck is the Lenape Challenge! We do have a number of spots open for the Lenape "Solo" Challenge, but they're going fast!

Registration is now open for the Perkiomen Creek Sojourn!
Join us for this fun-filled day on the water... and this year... lunch is on us!

Last, we are now taking registrations for our Summer Science Camps. Many programs are well over half full... so don't wait...
Enjoy the weather, and I hope to see you at our next event!

Ryan Beltz
Executive Director
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
Throughout the Watershed
April 6, 2019 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Want to get rid of the unsightly trash in your neighborhood?
There is still time to sign up to volunteer for the 2019 Stream Clean-up! The Clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 th  from 9 am – 12 pm for general volunteers and Friday April 5 th  for corporate groups. Sign-up as an individual or get a group friends, family or co-workers together to clean-up trash from a local stream. There are over 80 different clean-up locations to choose from throughout the watershed, so it’s easy to find a site that works best for you.  Sign-up today to be a part of the largest clean-up to date and join the record breaking 1,100+ volunteers who have already registered.

Throughout the Watershed
April 6, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

We need you to volunteer for the Perkiomen Stream Clean-up!
Trash Pick-up Crews serve the critical role of transporting bagged trash, tires, scrap metal, and other litter found at Stream Clean-up sites to the dumpster locations. Pick-up crews are dispatched from 12:00PM - 3:00PM. Pick-up Crew volunteers are still needed for clean-up sites in the areas of East Greenville, Pennsburg, Green Lane, Perkasie, Upper Providence, and Audubon!
To sign-up, visit the Stream Clean-up sign up form and scroll to the bottom for "Pick-up Crew" opportunities.

At the Conservancy
April 27, 2019 | 9:00 am
The Lenape Survival Challenge is a 27 year tradition that includes two of the best elements of our area - an off road run on the Perkiomen trail and up Spring Mount and a 2.5 mile paddle on our own Perkiomen Creek.
To add a new element to the race, this year we are offering the " Solo Challenge " for those that would like to complete the challenge on their own.
While the Team Challenge is full (and has a waiting list), there is plenty of room in the Solo Challenge . So why not give it a try?

E nvironmental Education Update
Upcoming Programs at the Conservancy
Spring is on its way, and we have some great programs coming up to usher in the season. Pre-schoolers can learn all about local white tail deer and their fawns through books, games and natural history items at our next program,
Fawns... Babes in the Woods , on March 21st at 1:00 pm.

And it is not too soon to be thinking about Summer Science!
We have single day and week- long programs for kids from age three through sixth grade. They all involve fun, outdoor activities, a science-based curriculum and are led by professional educators.

Schwenksville to Oaks
June 1, 2019 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Flood Date: June 8, 2019
Join the adventure as we paddle a ten-mile stretch of the Perkiomen Creek from Schwenksville to Oaks! Explore the scenic beauty and hidden treasures of the Perkiomen. Do some boulder dodging. Battle the dams and rapids. Chat with old friends and make some new ones. Enjoy lunch at Cranberry Park, and learn a little about this gem winding through our own backyards. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent from us!

More Great Events Coming Up...
Perkiomen Valley Library
March 11 | 10:30 am

Seeds come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but all hold new life inside. Learn
about the ways seeds travel and what they need to grow into a new plants.
Registration requested. Call 610-287-8360.
Bald Birds Brewing Company
March 19th | 6:00 pm
Beef up your tackle box for next spring or come learn something new. You can bring your own tools or borrow some from us. Either way, we’ll provide the materials and instruction and you’ll walk away with a few bright and shiny flies!
Feathered Friends
Story Time
Lower Providence Library
March 22 | 1:00 pm
Kimberton Whole Foods (Collegeville)
March 28 | 10:30 am

Children ages 3-6 and their favorite adult are invited to learn more about or feathered friends at this free program.
Free Will Brewing Co., Perkasie
March 24th | 9 am - 12 pm

Sorry... The Meltdown is FULL...
But you can still volunteer!
Free Will Brewing Co., Perkasie
March 24th | 9 am - 12 pm

Not a runner but want to join the fun?
We can really use your help!
At the Conservancy
April 11 | 1:00 pm

Bees, spiders, butterflies, and worms are just a few of the animals that can be found living in our gardens. Learn about these little critters and more!

F ulshaw Craeg - Craven's Meadow
April 20 | 9:30 am

Join us for the first wildflower walk of the season!

No advance registration required.
tree hugger coffee
It's all in the Roast...
Visit Speakeasy Coffee Company to purchase your bag of Tree Hugger Coffee! Proceeds from Tree Hugger directly supports the mission of the Conservancy! Have a cup for conservation!
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As a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
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Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy