Valley Creek Restoration Partnership

The Valley Creek Restoration Partnership is an informal affiliation of organizations both non-profit, governmental and educational formed to perform and direct projects in the Valley Creek Watershed.

The Partnership is led by five non-profits, the Valley Forge Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Green Valleys Association, Open Land Conservancy, West Chester Fish, Game & Wildlife Assoc. and the League of Women Voters.

Other affiliated members, participants and advisers are East Whiteland Township, Tredyffrin Township, Chester County Conservation District, Chester County Water Resources Authority, PA Department of Environmental Protection, PA Fish & Boat Commission, Valley Forge National Historical Park, US Geological Survey, Cabrini College, Drexel University, Temple University, Villanova University, University of Maryland, Stroud Water Research, Valley Forge Middle School, and more.

On April 16, 2019, the intermunicipal Valley Creek Restoration Partnership (VCRP) received one of the 2019  Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence.  The award was presented by PA DEP Secretary  Patrick McDonnell at a ceremony for recipients held in Harrisburg. Since its establishment over 17 years ago, the Partnership has stewarded, executed, and help secure funding for over  23  projects totaling $3.3 million in Tredyffrin and East Whiteland Townships  for the restoration of the Valley Creek Watershed, designated an Exceptional Value stream.   Accepting the award on behalf of the Partnership were Owen Owens and Carol Armstrong.

VCRP representatives pose with the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award  awarded to their Partnership in April 2019, in front of the covered bridge over Valley Creek in Valley Forge National Historical Park:  Chuck Marshall, Owen Owens ( Chair), Carol Armstrong, Anne Murphy, and Pete Goodman.

The green roof at the Hillside School in the Tredyffrin- Easttown School District was one of the projects the Partnership collaborated on.  The green roof reduces both stormwater runoff and energy consumption.