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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    recreational use of the Schuylkill River bounded upstream by the Valley Forge National Historical Park and downstream by the Norristown Dam The Association will provide leadership and encourage unifying efforts from all individuals and organizations that share our purpose concern and mission Thank you for your support The Valley Forge Watershed Association Cruise was a great success Stakeholder Network Charter Members The Commercial Club Pennsylvania American Water Company Port Indian

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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    call this home let us not forget the wildlife This area is an ecological habitat for Loons migrating Swans Mallards Canadian Geese Bald Eagles King Fishers Egrets just to name a few of the many species Numerous alliance and partner affiliations such as the Schuylkill River Greenway Association Pennsylvania Fish Boat Commission Department of Environmental Protection DEP and the Schuylkill River Keeper all represent organizations with similar yet different concerns We believe a coordinated effort is needed for the Norristown Schuylkill River Basin area of the river The Norristown Schuylkill River Watershed Association is soliciting additional concerned stakeholders to join the Association The first project the organization will undertake is to focus on controlling the invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil weed problem During the summer of 2002 the Schuylkill River became weed infested severely limiting the use of the river for recreational purposes The first goal will be to identify who owns the eradication or control of the Eurasian Watermilfoil weed State Federal or other organizations or possibly nobody at the current time and solicit their help in resolving the spread of this destructive invasive plant By joining the Association you can help to protect your interest and use of the river protect the animals and ecosystem and preserve our waterways for the enjoyment of our next generation By uniting we can become a stronger force coordinate our efforts and leverage the power of the combined organizations There is a degree of urgency to our first selected project Unlike aquatic plant specimens that are needed to promote healthy fish and the water ecosystems the Eurasian Watermilfoil is an invasive plant and will literally crowd out the more desirable plants Unchecked the weeds will continue to spread causing serious consequences See attached paper for details Please call Curt Huston at 610 539 7219 or email CurtHuston aol com with any questions The Norristown Schuylkill River Watershed Association solicits your support of our mission to preserve the beauty wildlife natural habitat and ecological balance of the stated area of the Schuylkill River Aquatic Plant Specimens During the summer of 2002 the Schuylkill River became weed infested severely limiting the use of the river for recreational purposes Three aquatic plant specimens were submitted to Ohio State University s C Wayne Ellett Plant and Diagnostic Clinic for identification The plants were identified as American Elodea Elodea Canadensis and Eelgrass or Wild Celery Vallisneria Americana These two plants are North American natives and provide valuable food resources for many migrating waterfowl The third plant is called Eurasian Watermilfoil Myriophyllum Spicatum It is a European invasive plant and literally crowds out more desirable native plants and is not a particularly valuable wildlife resource This plant adversely impacts aquatic ecosystems by forming dense canopies that often shade out native vegetation Monospecific stands of Eurasian Watermilfoil provide poor habitat for waterfowl fish and other wildlife Significant rates of plant sloughing and leaf turnover as well as the decomposition of high biomass at the end of the growing season increase the

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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    of the term subject to confirmation by the membership at the next annual meeting No compensation will be paid to Directors for their service Expenses incurred by Board Members will be reimbursed upon approval by the Treasurer Article VIII Elections All nominations for officers of the Association will be made from a list of interested Board Members Committee Members Advisory Board Members or Supporting Organization Members After a maximum of two terms served by current Officers or one term by Board Members the issue of term limits will be acted on by the current board and the Organization membership Article IX Advisory Committee The Advisory Committee shall be one member from each Supporting Organization Individual members may be added to the Advisory Committee by the Board Committee Chair Persons will be a member of the Board of Directors appointed by the President and confirmed by the Board Article X Supporting Organizations There shall be advisory bodies known as Supporting Organizations Each Supporting Organization shall be entitled to one seat on the Advisory Committee The Supporting Organizations shall serve as advisory bodies to the Board with the primary responsibility for developing and recommending substantive policies regarding those matters falling within their specific responsibilities The Board shall refer proposals for substantive policies not received from a Supporting Organization to the Supporting Organization if any with primary responsibility for the area to which the proposal relates for initial consideration and recommendation to the Board Any recommendation forwarded to the Board by a Supporting Organization shall be transmitted to all other Supporting Organizations so each Supporting Organization may comment to the Board regarding the implications of such a recommendation on activities within their individual scope of primary responsibility The Board shall accept the recommendations of a Supporting Organization if the Board finds that the recommended policy 1 furthers the purposes of and is in the best interest of the Association 2 is consistent with the Articles and Bylaws 3 was arrived at through fair and open processes including participation by representatives of other Supporting Organizations if requested and 4 is not reasonably opposed by any other Organization No recommendation of Supporting Organizations shall be adopted unless the votes in favor of adoption would be sufficient for adoption by the Board without taking account of either the Directors selected by the Supporting Organization or their votes If the Board declines to accept any recommendation of a Supporting Organization it shall return the recommendation to the Supporting Organization for further consideration along with a statement of the reasons it declines to accept the recommendation If after reasonable efforts the Board does not receive a recommendation from the supporting Organization that it finds meets it s standards or after attempting to mediate any disputes or disagreements between Supporting Organizations receives conflicting recommendations from Supporting Organizations and the Board finds there is a justification for prompt action the Board may initiate amend or modify and then approve a specific policy recommendation Nothing in this Article X is intended

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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    such manner as in the judgment of the directors will best promote the purposes of the Corporation without limitation except such limitations if any as may be contained in the instrument under which such property is received these Articles of Incorporation the Bylaws of the Association or any applicable laws to do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or in advancement thereof but not for the pecuniary profit or financial gain of its directors or officers except as permitted under the not for Profit Corporation Law No part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of any member trustee officer of the Corporation or any private individual except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the Association affecting one or more of its purposes and no member trustee officer of the Association or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the corporate assets on dissolution of the Association No substantial part of the activities of the Association shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and the Association shall not participate in or intervene in including the publication or distribution of statements any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office Upon the dissolution of the Association or the winding up of its affairs the assets of the Association shall be distributed exclusively to one or more charitable religious scientific testing of public safety literary or education organizations which would then qualify under the provision of Section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code and its Regulations as they now exist or as they may be hereafter amended or to the federal government or to a state or

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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    Committees Projects Activities Events Suggestion Box River History River Flood Gauges Related links Property Sale Rent For Sale Help Wanted Lost Found Organization Members Curt Huston President HUSTON CONSULTING GROUP INC 42 East Indian Lane Norristown Pa 19403 610 631 2577 CurtHuston aol com Peter Bostock Vice President bostock entermail net Rudy Fedor Secretary Founder and owner of a commercial flooring company Rudyfedor1 verizon net Betsy Blackburn Goslin Treasurer Director

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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    River Flood Gauges Related links Property Sale Rent For Sale Help Wanted Lost Found Advisory Board Members Legal McTighe Weiss O Rourke Troncelliti Morgan P C 11 East Airy Street Norristown PA 19401 610 275 8800 phone 610 272 5325 fax Represented by John R O Rourke Jr Shareholder Chairman President More Information 11 East Airy Street P O Box 510 Norristown Pennsylvania 19404 Phone 610 275 8800 Fax 610

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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    www vfwa org Home Contact Us Advisory Board Committees Projects Activities Events Suggestion Box River History River Flood Gauges Related links Property Sale Rent For Sale Help Wanted Lost Found Committees To be posted About Us Site Map Contact Us

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  • Valley Forge Watershed Association
    vfwa org Home Contact Us Advisory Board Committees Projects Activities Events Suggestion Box River History River Flood Gauges Related links Property Sale Rent For Sale Help Wanted Lost Found Projects To be posted About Us Site Map Contact Us 2005

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