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


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.

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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


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 102
                                       *Weiser State Forest Drive Thru Day*

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

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