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  • Pine Creek Watershed @ Pinecreekwatershed.org

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    Protection Plan Special 20th Anniversary Report 20th Anniversary Poem Landowner Stream Stewardship Help Preserve Pine Creek Map of Pine Creek Valley Watershed Wissahickon Goes Home Permanently Endangered or Threatened Endangered or Threatened Part Two Environmental Quotation Berks County Green Page

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  • The Pine Creek Valley Watershed Association Inc P O Box 239 Oley PA 19547 Welcome to the Pine Creek Valley Watershed Web Page The Water s Edge Newsletter Spring Summer

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    the Pennsylvania Fish Commission as wilderness trout streams and other waters of substantial or recreational or ecological significance Because water quality in Exceptional Value Waters cannot be degraded we are all charged with protecting Pine Creek and maintaining its Exceptional Value level THE PINE CREEK VALLEY WATERSHED ASSOCIATION has the following three goals 1 INFORMATION It is only through an informed public that awareness of issues affecting the ecological balance of Pine Creek will be known to residents such as improperly installed or failed septic systems the impact of storm water runoff illegal dumping and violations of federal and state wetlands regulations 2 EDUCATION Through a series of publications newsletters and lectures by expert speakers we will show the local impact of timely environmental issues such as acid rain herbicide spraying and nitrate use 3 ACTION We will be the watchdogs for the watershed We are individuals interested in protecting and preserving the excellent water quality and natural resources of Pine Creek We believe that the Pine Creek Valley its unique water quality historic sites and the beauty of its rolling hills and open spaces should be preserved for future generations I f you share these goals and would like

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  • kettle country Gliding to the River Schuylkill Onward to the sea Historic 1987 the records will reflect A year of landmark importance Intelligence and introspect A year when great minds thought as one New territory to charter The Pine Creek Valley Watershed Association Is organized and begun Lead plan testify Conservation is the key Observe educate advocate Protect and preserve the habitat The forests fields the waters blue The Pine s native natural resources Its wildlife aquatic critters too Pilot watershed activities Take on projects big and small Nix the Wissahickon assault Say No to urban sprawl Forge growing greener partnerships Applaud patrons supporters one and all With special gratitude to a good friend The William B Butz Memorial Fund Steadfast loyal stanchion of The stewards of the Pine Gather now in tribute on this second day of June To socialize celebrate Roam The Water s Edge To toast the Pine community With its symphony of sounds Chirping crickets trilling peepers Warblers warbling songs Hear the ivories serenade The deep rich baritones Steady altos Climbing tenors Sopranos aria Misty mornings lighten in gentle whispering winds Breathe in the delicate fragrance Wafting in the breeze Sweet bouquet of blossoms Essence of

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  • The Winter's Edge: Newsletter Fall/Winter 2003
    eggs and fry during and after spawning cause suffocation limiting populations Sediments also fill in around the natural cobble of a stream where aquatic insects burrow as nymphs until it is time to hatch These insects the primary source of trout food also suffocate and when the food supply is limited fish populations become limited Sediment overloading in a stream occurs when trees and shrubs along the stream are removed Cattle grazing mowing close a stream and careless logging are common practices that remove essential vegetation Many of these activities still occur in the Pike Oley region Many kinds of nutrients enter the stream during heavy rain or rapid snow melt Animal manure and grass clippings produce nitrates and phosphates that allow the growth of microbes that rob the water of oxygen When the shade canopy is removed temperature elevations can limit reproduction capability of trout higher temperature ranges above 80 degrees are lethal The Stroud Water Research Center Avondale PA studied stream health over a number of years on their own property as well as on upstream and downstream segments of the White Clay Creek They compared similar streams with and without well deve1oped riparian buffers Those with sufficient riparian buffer suffered least from erosion were better able to filter runoff nutrients such as phosphates and nitrates and had temperatures in peak summer conditions 10 12 degrees cooler Not surprisingly these streams and their riparian areas mimic the conditions most favorable for wild trout habitats What is a well developed buffer For starters it is a vegetative buffer inhabited by woody vegetation native trees and shrubs whose roots extend at least three feet into the ground producing a root mat that h91ds soil Most stream ecologists agree that a buffer of 50 75 feet where vegetation is not interfered

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    The Pine Creek Valley Watershed Association Inc P O Box 239 Oley PA 19547 Please print this form to fill out

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    The Pine Creek Valley Watershed Association Inc P O Box 239 Oley PA 19547

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