Cross Currents
December 2018
A Message from the Director
First, I would like to thank all of you who made #GivingTuesday a grand success! Thanks to your generous gifts and support from Allan Myers, we were able to raise over $5,000 in a single day!!

Second, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, the Conservancy doesn't receive a single dollar from county, state or federal programs to support our general operating expenses... this means we rely completely on you to keep us up and running!

When you think about giving this holiday season, please consider supporting the Conservancy. Community conservation takes all of us, and we certainly need you this giving season!

Thanks, and I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

Ryan Beltz
Executive Director
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
Spring Mountain Ski Area
Saturday, January 26th | 8:00 am
Don't let Ole' Man Winter get you down...
Join us for the 14th Annual Pennsylvania Championship Snowshoe Race at Spring Mount Ski Area.  This year's event is shaping up to the best ever!

We have a great course, a great cause, and a great after-party!

The Snowshoe 5k is great for pros, newbies, kids, runners and walkers alike. Bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair from us. After the race, Boardroom Spirits of Lansdale will be providing hot rum cider for those over 21 (with valid ID) and cider without the punch for those too young to belly up to the bar. 
Don't wait... this race is sure to be a sell-out!

At the Conservancy and in the Field
March through June 2019
Do you have a desire to learn more about southeastern Pennsylvania's environment and natural history?
Interested in volunteering to benefit your local community?

If your answer is "Yes!", then the Spring 2019 Pennsylvania Master Naturalist course hosted by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is perfect for you! 
Running from March 13th to June 19th, 2019, this fun and rewarding program consists of weekly Wednesday evening classroom sessions and four field sessions; totaling 55 hours of instruction to prepare participants to serve as knowledgeable conservation volunteers in their communities!

Don't Wait... The Application Deadline in January 15th!

Throughout the Watershed
September through November
Thanks to your help, we have completed another successful Plant-A-Thon season. As most of you know, this year was particularly challenging because of the unrelenting rain. Despite several rescheduled plantings, we managed to plant thousands of native trees, shrubs and perennials at 8 different sites throughout the watershed! Thank you to all the volunteers who braved the wet weather and helped to make this year's Plant-A-Thon a success! We look forward to working with you again next fall! 

In the meantime, we are starting to gear up for the 2019 Stream Clean-up which is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th. Be sure to check our website over the next few months as sign-ups go live to reserve your spot. Know of any sites in the watershed that need a little TLC? Suggest a site for us to include in this year's clean-up with the TrashSpot App.
At the Conservancy & Schools throughout the Watershed

The board and staff of the Conservancy would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Charles W. Koenig for his support of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy through a charitable contribution!  

Since 2013, Dr. Koenig has made yearly contributions to the Conservancy in support of early childhood education.  These funds have enabled the Conservancy to offer reduced rate environmental education programs to area preschools, providing science-based, hands-on programs to over 700 preschool children!  The children in these programs were delighted to learn about the adaptations and habitat requirements of a variety of animals including those that live at the top and bottom of our earth and those that live underground. 

Research has shown that early and frequent contact with the nature helps to instill love and respect for the natural world that can begin the journey to environmental literacy. Thanks again to Mr. Koenig for his generous support!
401 E. Walnut Street, Perkasie, PA
December 2
A great big THANK YOU to our Freeze-Up 5K volunteers and participants. You all made the first running of this event a huge success! The event sold out quickly and we had over 200 runners and walkers on the course!

Thank You to our partner Free Will Brewing Company for sharing your location and providing us all with delicious craft beer after the race. We would also like to thank our sponsors Cassidy, Connor & Pitchford Attorneys at Law and Eric & Christopher .

We hope to see you at our Snowshoe 5K in January
or our Meltdown 5K in March!
Upcoming Events...

2019 MS4 Memberships with the Conservancy are now available!  

Memberships are on a permit-year basis and must be renewed every year. Memberships range from $250 to $1,000 with benefits including educational articles, resident workshops, municipal staff workshops, active workshops, a stormwater reduction statistics package and a stormwater BMP grant program for your municipality.
At the Conservancy
Jan 12 & 13 | 9:00 - 5:00 both days

Earn Wilderness First Aid Certification through the Red Cross. Perfect for scout leaders, camp counselors, and outdoor enthusiasts.
This is a 2-year certification. CPR/AED training and certification are provided.


Coming Soon...
Fly-Tying with LL Bean and Trout Unlimited
Stay tuned for more info... this is fly-tying with a twist!!
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
is dependent in part on donations, grants, memberships and sponsorships.
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy