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West Vincent Township eNewsletter

December 2022

All Township offices will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


All Township offices will be closed at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 30.


Wishing our residents, a safe and happy holiday season!

ADMINISTRATION 

Accepting Donations for Coventry Food Pantry


West Vincent Township has a collection box in our lobby for the Coventry Food Pantry.


The Coventry Food Pantry relies heavily on donations from the local community to supplement the state-funded programs. The followings items are always in need:


Jelly (Plastic container preferred), peanut butter, tuna, canned meats, canned fruit, cereal and oatmeal, pasta sauce, pasta, rice and side dishes, cleaning supplies, paper products, personal supplies (soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent), diapers and wipes.


Drop off your donations in the lobby of our township building (during business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) by Thursday, December 15 to make our friends' holidays full of care and kindness!

PARKS & RECREATION 


Pet Pics with Santa


Bring your pet to the Township Building for a FREE pic with Santa. 


Early guests will receive a treat from Santa! (limited supply...come early)!


RSVP just to let us know if you can make it! No registration required! Just walk on up! 

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Finding Balance - Living with Deer

- D. Delany, EAC Chair

-photo credit, Jim Moffett


As deer hunting season approaches, it is normal to feel sad that many of these beautiful, gentle creatures will lose their lives. What is prettier than a mother deer and her fawns or the expression on a deer’s face?


The harsh reality is that deer are the most dangerous wild animal in Pennsylvania. In the past five years, they have caused 69 deaths and 6,208 injuries through car accidents. They are ruining crops, damaging future timber harvests, contributing to the dwindling numbers of pollinators and songbirds, and changing the state’s forest composition. 


Read full article in its entirety.



West Vincent Elementary School Pitstop Progress

- D. Delany, EAC Chair


At the first meeting of the West Vincent Elementary School Nature Club on Nov. 7, the students had a blast creating their own Pollinator Pitstop at the school. They learned about nature while having lots of fun! Nurse Becky Kilfoy, gave a short lesson on biodiversity and pollinators, and then the students got down to work designing their garden. 


Students chose the site, marked the outline with spray paint, ripped apart cardboard boxes, and fit them together like puzzle pieces to cover the ground, which is partly an old planting bed and partly lawn.


Read further to learn about the students' experience learning about biodiversity, enjoying the outdoors, and having fun!


 

Visit our Environmental Advisory Council web page and our Pollinator Pitstop Program web page for latest updates, resources, and articles on stormwater management, native trees and plants, pollinator pitstop gardens, and bird walks and sightings. 

 

CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION TEAM

Discounted PECO Energy Assessments Exclusively for WVT Residents!


Fall is the perfect time to prep your home for colder weather. A home Energy Assessment is an effective and simple way to boost your year-round comfort and lower your energy costs by up to 20 percent.


Energy assessments are offered through PECO at a cost of $49 and include LED bulb replacements, smart power strips and a detailed report of the findings, where applicable.


Be part of our township’s clean energy initiative, save money, and ensure your home is energy efficient by scheduling a PECO Energy Assessment today.


For a limited time, West Vincent Township residents will receive an exclusive $10 discount on standard assessments when using promo code WVCEF. A $150 value for only $39!


For more information and to schedule your assessment, visit: 

www.peco.com/assessment or call 888-573-2672 before December 31, 2022.



This offer is good through the end of the year (expires December 31, 2022). 


Please use promo code WVCEF (West Vincent Clean Energy Future) at check-out or when speaking to a representative in order to receive the discount. 


An additional bonus!

The first 20 residents who call or use on-line scheduling before 12/31/22 to make an assessment appointment using the promo code WVCEF will qualify to have the $39 reimbursed by the township. 


To receive the reimbursement from West Vincent Township, please submit the following items to office@westvincenttwp.org: a copy of your receipt and energy assessment report and a comment by you, noting the type(s) of changes you are considering implementing based on your report findings.


The Township will reimburse you for the $39 and the Clean Energy Transition Team will be developing seminars and workshops based on our resident feedback.


All submissions for reimbursement must be received by the township no later than March 31, 2023.

  

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

Oh, the Holidays! Decorate, Taste--Watch Your Waste!

-Patti Lynn, CCSWA Recycling Resources Manager


What time of year generates the most trash for landfills? That’s right, it’s the holiday season. On-line shopping and associated shipping, wrapping paper, leftover food, toys, and the latest technology replacing the old. You get the idea. Household waste increases about 25% this time of year!


Can you be more TrashSmart this holiday season? Read further to learn about simple ways to reduce waste while enjoying the abundance of the season...

LITTER LIFTERS of WEST VINCENT 

Our Litter Lifters of West Vincent were on the local news!! 


The Litter Lifters of West Vincent had 30 awesome volunteers clean up Route 100 on Saturday, November 12, and removed 50 bags of litter and one tire. 6ABC came out to get a story of their work! 


Thank you to all the volunteers and special thanks to: West Vincent Township Police Department; Dana Alan, township supervisor; Ludwigs Corner Fire Company, WAWA, Revival Pizza Pub, Liberty Union, Capt'n Chucky's Crab Cake Co. Chester Springs, PennDOT, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful!


Read further about their successful day.

Join us at the next event!


Saturday, December 3, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Route 100, Littles Tractor Supply. In partnership with Green Valley Watershed. Pennsylvania State Police will be providing safety support.



Follow the Litter Lifters on Instagram at: litterliftersofwestvincent


If you would like to learn more about how you can support the Litter Lifters or help at a future event, email litterliftersofwestvincent@gmail.com.


Volunteers must follow the Safety Instruction Sheet and complete the Litter Lifters Volunteer Waiver and Release Form when participating in a Litter Lifters clean up event.

THIS MONTH'S MEETINGS

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Mark your calendars for holiday events hosted by our local libraries and the first responder units that serve our township.

Thursday, Dec 1 – 4:30 p.m. – Henrietta Hankin Library - Join friends in the Annex for some light winter refreshments and music as you learn to fold your own beautiful winter crafts. Open to all ages! Registration is required. To register, select Henrietta Hankin Branch Programs under Events

Saturday, Dec 3 - 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Litter Lifters of West Vincent - Route 100, Littles Tractor Supply. 


In partnership with Green Valley Watershed. Pennsylvania State Police will be providing safety support.

Saturday, Dec 3 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Ludwigs Corner Fire CompanyCookies with Santa.


Visit Ludwigs Corner Fire Company for more details

Saturday, Dec 3 - There will be a Asha-Jyothi.org Pennsylvania donation box set out in the Chester County Library Lobby (Exton) (near the front entrance) to help collect clean, gently-used coats, hats, and gloves, and also (new socks only) for our neighbors in need. Bring your items any day through Saturday, December 3.

Saturday, Dec 10 – 7:00 a.m.Kimberton Fire CompanyKimberton Santa Run


Santa will drive through all developments, side streets, and main roads in Kimberton’s “first due” coverage area.

Sunday, Dec 11 – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Ridge Fire CompanyKid’s Christmas Party


There will be crafts, games, and refreshments!! Santa arrives at 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec 10 – 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Chester County Library Exton


Chester County Library Holiday Craft Show


Local crafters selling one-of-a-kind gifts

 

Saturday, Dec 17Ludwigs Corner Fire CompanySanta Run


Santa will visit all developments and main roads in the Ludwig’s “first due” coverage area. Visit Ludwigs Corner Fire Company for more details closer to the date. 

All Township and Police Department up-to-date information can be found on the West Vincent Township website at www.westvincenttwp.org


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