Heroes of Hometown Ecology-Penn Valley, PA

Have you done something to improve the ecology of your landscape in the past year or two? Examples might include planting a rain garden, installing a pollinator garden, planting native trees or shrubs, planting milkweed for monarchs, replacing portions of lawn with native plantings, putting up shelters for birds, creating a wildlife pond or wetland area, removing invasive species, and/or foregoing pesticides and herbicides on your property? If so, would you like to be recognized here on the Penn Valley Civic’s, Heroes of Hometown Ecology webpage? Send us an email with a short description of your efforts and a photo (optional). We look forward to hearing from you! Thank you! pennvalleycivic@gmail.com


native trees for penn valley elementary - April 2019

Big thanks to Commissioner Mike McKeon and his family for their help in planting native trees donated by Penn Valley Civic to the campus of the Penn Valley Elementary School. Thanks also to the rest of the crew not pictured here, PVE teacher Joe Mudd, Jen Kelly, Lars Pace, Julian and Gisella Pace, and Michelle Detwiler for their invaluable help and enthusiasm. PVCA donated two gray birches (Betula populifolia) and one black gum (Nyssa sylvatica) along with deer-protective cages and some follow-up watering and maintenance.

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