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West Vincent Township eNewsletter

February 2023


Special Presentation

Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Building Meeting Room.

Bob Wise, chair of the Historical Commission and Seth Hinshaw (Chester County building document specialist) will present and share the history and construction of our historic barns.

Please RSVP and join us to learn about the different types, construction, and history of these iconic structures.

Details on the presentation and biographies of presenters.


Our West Vincent Police Department is dedicated to working with the citizens of West Vincent to enhance the quality of life in our township.


…in an EMERGENCY, CALL 911



call the Police Department directly at 610-458-3205


For your convenience, the following is the non-emergency line menu. Press:


1 – for an emergency -- hang up and call 911 OR press 9 OR to speak to an officer on duty press 1 immediately

2 – Medicine Drop Off Box instructions

3 – Officer Directory

4 – Police Administration: press 1 – Police Secretary / 2 – Sergeant / 3 – Chief

5 – Obtain a Crash Report – if you are the owner or operator of a vehicle involved in an accident in West Vincent Township: leave a message with your name, phone number, crash number (if available), and date of incident. Someone will contact you directly with information on status. Please note crash reports are $15 (cash or check only).

# - Repeat Menu



Sewer Certifications

The Township does not provide sewer certifications. Sewer certifications can be requested from your sewer service provider.


Water & Sewer Services

The Township does not have a directory of streets served by water and sewer providers. Provider contact information can be located on our dedicated Water & Sewer Services web page.


Reducing Our Carbon Footprint


In January, the CETT and WVE School students and faculty implemented a no idle school zone. The CETT hopes to work with all elementary schools to make all of the OJR school district a no idle zone and to implement programs that reduce our carbon footprint.


Follow the Clean Energy Transition Team on Instagram!


Amphibian Migration Alert Carys Egan, Environmental Advisory Council

As Winter winds down and temperatures begin to warm, something special happens in West Vincent Township--the Amphibian Crossing! Read about how you can help our friends reach their destination!

PHS Gardens: Flourishing Through Sustainability In-Person Presentation

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm at the Annex of the Henrietta Hankin Library


Volunteer – Care for Nature at Bryn Coed Preserve - February 11, 2023 - 9:00 am - 11:30 am - If you love nature and want to lend her a helping hand, join fellow volunteers of Natural Lands in removing invasives, nurturing native plants, or restoring habitat. Projects vary, but good fun (and dirt) is guaranteed!


Road Salt in Our Streams

Although this winter hasn’t brought us much snow to our area, our waterway ecosystems are still affected by use of road salt.

Stroud Water Research Center has just published an informative article, “Why Volunteers Are Tracking Down Road Salt in Streams."

The WVT EAC members have taken on a project to evaluate road salt in streams within our township. If you live near a stream and want to help with this project, contact Donna Delany at The project will begin this spring and continue through year-end.


Winter Sowing of New England Asters There is still time to plant New England Aster seeds for your summer gardens.

On Saturday, January 21 at Opalanie Park, our EAC members gave out free New England aster seeds for winter sowing to 50 West Vincent residents. 

New England asters are integral native, keystone plants that support our wildlife habitat. Learn how you can prepare to add them to your summer gardens and maintain the biodiversity of our township.


Picking Up Litter and Gathering Momentum - West Vincent Township

The Litter Lifters of West Vincent Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, held on Monday, January 16, combined efforts with new partners, the Owen J Roberts High School Eco Club, the Leo Club, and the JROTC engaging 40 volunteers, picking up 45 bags of litter, AND collecting 25 lbs. of food for a local food bank! Read more about the event and view pictures of the day.

The Litter Lifters and chair, Beth Intoccia are continuing to make headlines, receiving local and state-wide recognition with their informational displays, enthusiastic volunteers, and state-wide nominations. Read about recent accolades and their 2023 plans.



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