From the Chesapeake Bay Foundation **URGENT: Pennsylvanians, please pick up the phone right now and call on Gov. Corbett to save our streams and veto House Bill 1565! Call him at 717-787-2500. 
This is a dangerous bill that will allow developers to cut down valuable trees alongside Pennsylvania's most pristine streams. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. Hurry, we're hearing that Corbett could sign this bill in less than 24 hours.**

1. Oct 25 Free Community Workshop "The Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater"

2. Nov. 2: Tour the PVCA Muddy Creek Restoration Site and learn "Dormant Staking" techniques as well as macro-invertebrate sampling and identification and what they mean for our water. Meet at 138 Harter Road Spring Mills. Join our Watershed Committee and students from Penn State's American Water Resources Association  in the planting of a four acre buffer using low-cost and alternative methods to establish this buffer; taking cuttings from specific tree species and planting them in the ground.

3. November 3: Centre County Watershed Summit at the Mount Nittany Inn. Sign-up today!

4. November 13: PVCA Annual Meeting 7 pm at the Green Drake. Read our most recent newsletter to learn more!  
Join us on Thursday, November 13th for 

PVCA’s annual meeting, featuring a talk 
entitled Saving the Honeybees: an Old World 
Approach to New World Problems
Join us on Thursday, November 13th for PVCA’s annual meeting, featuring a talk entitled Saving the Honeybees: an Old World Approach to New World Problems

Around the Bend

A few items Around the Bend
1. October 11- PVCA Second Saturday Community Day Series:The Big Sit 
October 11, from 2-4pm at Muddy Paws Marsh.  
The topic of this event is THE BIG SIT -- which is an international, non-competitive 24 hour bird counting event.  PVCA will participate in the full event and we invite you to visit the site from 2-4 pm to support the 'sitters', go on a bird walk, make a bird seed craft and learn about creating a bird friendly habitat.  If you are an interested birder and would like to be part of the 'sitting' team please contact and we will get you a slot.

2. Interested in joining our Stream Monitoring efforts? This fall we will be focusing on macro-invertebrate sampling, identification and what it means for our Watershed. E-mail to get connected. All experience levels welcome. Stream Monitoring Specialists in the PVCA water lab:

3. Also volunteers needed in support of Millheim Octoberfest October 11th e-mail

Many special thanks to all involved for helping to make our fundraiser- "An Evening At the Hummingbird Room" a tremendous success. Look for this story and more in our newsletter coming to your door. 
Andrea Ferich
Executive Director