Roaring Creek Valley
Conservation Association

 

The Roaring Creek Valley Conservation Association seeks to conserve the natural resources of the basin and its rich culture through watershed stewardship, education, and monitoring.

 

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Officers

President - Kristen Vitkauskas
Vice President - Dan Brassington
Treasurer - Nancy Salwocki
Secretary - Wayne Kashner
Watershed Specialist - Heather Almer

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2014 Calendar - Meeting 3rd Thursday each month

Jan - The Roaring Creek Valley Conservation Association's 2014 organizational meeting will be held at the new DCNR building located along Route 42 on Big Mountain, about 1/2 mile north of Aristes on January 16th. The evening's agenda will consist of a potluck meal, a $5.00 gag gift exchange and the opportunity to help chart the Association's course for the new year. Please bring a covered dish to share as well as your own plate, silverware and beverage of choice. We will be using the main front entrance adjacent to the parking area. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and the meal will begin at 6:30 pm in the meeting room. A tour of the new DCNR building will also be given.

                   Audit Financial Records This Month

Special Event: A screening and panel discussion will be hosted by the Columbia-Montour Coalition for Source Water Protection titled “WaterWise: Protecting Central Pennsylvania’s Watersheds”. The event will be held at 6:30 pm on January 13, 2014 at Bloomsburg University.

Feb - Presentation by Dr. Steven Rier on the effects of excess phosphorus on stream algae followed by the regular meeting. 7 PM - Southern Columbia High School Room 102

Mar - Regular Meeting 7 PM - Southern Columbia High School Room 102

April - Regular Meeting 6 PM - Edith’s Restaurant, Catawissa

       GREAT PA CLEAN-UP EVENT on Sunday April 27th, 2014
      
Meet at the Route 42 gate at the Weiser State Forest Roaring Creek Tract from
9:30 to 11:30 AM. Gloves, bags, safety vests, and snacks provided.

May - Regular Meeting 7 PM - Southern Columbia High School Room 102

June - Dr. Blair Carbaugh will give a synopsis of his American Chestnut breeding program and project progress to date. Meet at 161 Moser Road in Danville at 6 PM for an on-site tour and discussion. (At the intersection of Rt 54 and Boyd Station Road and take Logan Run for about 200 yards then onto Moser Road (3/4 mile total), stopping at the red barn).

July - Picnic at Weiser State Forest, McWilliams Dam - Meet at either the Route 42 or Route 54 gate at 6:00 PM. Bring your own beverage and table setting plus a dish to share! Association will provide hot dogs and hamburgers.

Aug - Native Plant Walk at 6 PM - Meet at the home of Dr. Karl and Sally Meyer located at 2286 Mill Road Catawissa. Traveling on Route 42 near Slabtown, turn onto Ideal Park Campground Road, continue about 1.5 miles and across the cement bridge, pass Wolfert Road and it will be the first driveway on the right.

Other August Happenings:

         - August 12th - HELLBENDER RACE Pre-Meeting at 6 PM Numidia Community Park

    - August 17th - HELLBENDER HALF MARATHON AND 5K RACE
     

Sept - District Forester, Robert Martynowych, will give a presentation on forest wildlife habitats at the Weiser State Forest. Meet at the Elysburg Route 54 gate at 6 PM.

Oct - Regular Meeting 7 PM - Southern Columbia High School Room SGA (Enter through the High School front doors, make the first left and travel halfway down the hallway to Room SGA on the right).
        
                                       *Weiser State Forest Drive Thru Day*

On October 19, 2014, the District Forester of the Weiser Forest District will provide the public with a unique opportunity to drive on the Roaring Creek Trail through the Weister State Forest, Roaring Creek Tract. The drive-through will begin at 9:30 am, starting at the Route 42 parking lot gate; the gate will remain open until 2:00 pm. Traffic will be restricted to one way travel on the 8 mile Roaring Creek Trail and will exit at the Route 54 parking lot gate. All vehicles must exit the Roaring Creek Trail by 3:00 pm.  Passenger vehicles only (cars, pick-up trucks, SUVs, passenger vans, motorcycles) will be permitted to enter.  Vehicles towing trailers/campers, buses, motor homes and other large vehicles will not be permitted. The public is invited to come out and enjoy the day.  Relaxation, outdoor enjoyment and healthful outdoor recreation will be the theme for the day.  Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and stop at one of the several picnic tables located along the Trail or share the pavilion at the C.Q. McWilliams Picnic Area. The picnic area is adjacent to the McWilliams Reservoir at the half-way point of the trail. Individuals who possess a valid fishing license may cast a line from the shore or their canoe or kayak. Canoes and kayaks are permitted on the McWilliams' and Kline's reservoirs. A valid launch permit or boat registration from DCNR or Fish and Boat Commission affixed to the boat is required. (Launch Permits Will Not be available for on-site purchase this year.) Canoes and kayaks must be transported by rooftop or in the bed of a pick-up truck.

For more information please contact the Weiser Forest District Resource Management Center at 570-875-6450.

Nov - Regular Meeting 7 PM - Southern Columbia High School Room SGA (Enter through the High School front doors, make the first left and travel halfway down the hallway to Room SGA on the right).
                  
                       Nominations

Dec
- Regular Meeting 7 PM - Southern Columbia High School Room SGA (Enter through the High School front doors, make the first left and travel halfway down the hallway to Room SGA on the right).
                  
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