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West Vincent Township eNewsletter

September 2022

Township offices will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. 


New Sign Installed at Opalanie Park

The planning for proposed improvements at Opalanie Park (1422 St. Matthews Road) is nearing completion.

The Board of Supervisors and the Parks & Recreation Commission are working on a conceptual plan that will illustrate the proposed improvements.

The proposed improvements include several additional trails for pedestrians and horses, one or two pavilions, a tot lot, and a handicapped-accessible fishing pier at the pond.

There will be significant stormwater management improvements made in the park that will illustrate best management practices that also can be used by homeowners to better manage stormwater on their property. The Environmental Advisory Council plans to regularly share the latest stormwater management information with our community.

The Historic Commission is preparing a brief history of the site that will be incorporated on several panels throughout the park. 


Sunday, October 2, 8:00 a.m. - Beginner's Bird Walk - Opalanie Park - held by the Environmental Advisory Council and Valley Forge Audubon Society

September Meeting Changes

Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting (held the first Monday of each month) will be moved to Tuesday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.  

Historic Resources Committee Meeting - Tuesday, September 6 - room change to conference room


All Enjoyed a Summer Evening in the Park!

Our Movie Night in the Park, held on Friday, August 26 was attended by over 200 friends and neighbors!

Thank you to all who shared their Saturday night and enjoyed Spider-Man: No Way Home!

Look for more Movie Night in the Park dates to be added to the township calendar next summer!

Fellowship Community Garden Donations Underway

Our community gardeners have delivered four harvest donations of over 20 lbs each to Phoenixville Area Community Services! Thank you!


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And the winner is.... 

Rachel Kim!


We had many of our residents take part in our contest!

Thank you for having fun and enjoying our township!

Remember to follow our township Instagram at: wvtownship

As you enjoy our township’s parks, trails, and sites through the seasons, take a pic and hashtag #welovewestvincent!

Your picture will be reflected on our website home page and our Instagram feed to show your township pride!


School Bus Laws

This week was the start of the new school year for many school districts, including Owen J. Roberts.

We would like to welcome all students back and remind drivers to be observant of school buses stopped, picking up / dropping off students and to obey the 15 MPH school zone speed limit when in effect, indicated by the flashing lights on the school zone signs.

Please be advised we will be strictly enforcing these laws: 

Motorists must stop at least 10 feet away from school buses that have their red lights flashing and stop arm extended.

Motorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or

approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped.

Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety.


How Do You Recycle Your Batteries?

-Patti Lynn, Recycling Resources Manager, Chester County Solid Waste Authority.

Manufacturing of batteries will increase over 400% from 2020-2025. From button cells to embedded ones, batteries are smaller, lighter, cheaper, but more energy-dense than ever before.

Batteries are either primary (one and done), or they are rechargeable. Both types can be recycled, but they do NOT go in your recycling bin OR your trash bin.

Read the article in its entirety

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, October 22 for a paper shredding and battery recycling event in the Township parking lot. 

Township Electric Vehicle Charger

EV Charger is currently FREE to all township residents and can be located on PlugShare with other EV chargers along your travel routes!


Litter Lifters of West Vincent - Volunteer Spotlight

Our West Vincent residents play an active role in keeping our roads clean!

We asked some of our West Vincent friends.... "Why do you pick up litter?"

Peter was the original Litter Lifter of our township! He used the lockdown to clean up litter, identify dumping sites and engage residents who also wanted to help.

“I feel compelled to help preserve our natural resources and land. We live in such a beautiful township and it upsets me to see so much litter. I like to give back and set a positive example for others to follow. We don’t need to wait for Earth Day each year to do something good for our planet! Now is the time to make a change in the way we think and act, and encourage others to do the same!”

Peter enjoys biking, hunting and spending time with his family. 

OJRHS student Sean 

“When I ride around in the car in our community and I see litter on our local streets, it bothers me. Volunteering with the Litter Lifters group is a great way for me to safely clean up our streets and help keep our environment clean. It’s amazing the things we find!”

Sean enjoys swimming on the OJRHS swim team!

For Earth Day, Ann cleaned up a road near Opalanie Park.

“I pick up litter because I care about the beauty and environmental health of West Vincent Township. Not only is litter unsightly and detracts from our beautiful surroundings but it's bad for soil, wildlife and water quality. I hope that everyone thinks about how much trash they produce, reduce trash (especially plastics) and by all means, throw the trash you do produce in a trashcan.”

Ann loves to garden, ride horses and hike on our gorgeous trails! 

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

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. 


West Vincent Pollinator Pitstop Program - Recognized at Chester County Grows Event!

Chester County Grows hosted an event on August 27 in West Chester to honor and celebrate county initiatives that plant native habitat, support biodiversity, and educate the public.

Our West Vincent Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) was asked to represent northern Chester County and give a presentation on the success of our Pollinator Pitstop Program! 

Read more about event.


Sunday, October 2, 8:00 a.m. - Beginner's Bird Walk - Opalanie Park - held by the EAC and Valley Forge Audubon Society



Environmental Advisory Council Meeting

September 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The EAC meets the 1st Thursday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

Board of Supervisors Workshop Meeting 

September 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The Board of Supervisors meets the 1st Monday of the month (if needed). The public is invited to attend. 

Historic Resources Committee 

September 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The HResC meets the 1st Tuesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Parks & Recreation Meeting

September 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The P&RC meets the 1st Wednesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Historical Commission

September 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The HC meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

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Planning Commission Meeting

September 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The SC meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Board of Supervisors Meeting

September 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The BOS meets the 3rd Monday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Sustainability Committee Meeting

September 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The SC meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Human Relations Commission Meeting

September 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The HRC meets the 4th Monday of the month (if needed). The public is invited to attend.

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Open Space Review Board Meeting

September 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The OSRB meets the 4th Tuesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Local Event - Volunteers Needed for Chester Springs Repair Cafe!


Repair Cafe is a community-based meeting place about repairing things (clothes, small electrical appliances, bicycles, toys and the like) with the overarching goal to reduce waste sent to landfills.


The Chester Springs Repair Cafe, in partnership with the Henrietta Hankin Branch of the Chester County Library, is looking for volunteers to serve as Repair Coaches in the following areas: clothing/textiles, knife/garden tool sharpening, jewelry, furniture/wooden objects, bicycles, small electrical appliances, and computers/electronics.

For more information contact Bob Berkowitz at 

Local Event - Chester County Solid Waste Authority Hazardous Household Waste Event - Saturday, October 8, 2022 - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Local Event - Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Hazardous Household Waste Events - scheduled from April - November 2022

by appointment only, pre-registration is required. NO ELECTRONICS ACCEPTED.

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

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