The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 by local citizens to combat pollution in the Perkiomen Creek and its tributaries. The many changes accompanying growth in the valley must take place with careful consideration for its ecological systems. Our Headquarters, the Brownstone Barn, at Skippack Pike (Route 73) and Haldeman Road, is next to historic Pennypacker Mills just east of Schwenksville.
It provides the Conservancy with a highly visible presence near the center of the 362 square mile watershed. It is close to the Perkiomen Creek and two of its tributaries, the East Branch and Swamp Creeks. The overall purpose of the Conservancy is to protect and conserve the natural resources of the Perkiomen watershed. Its basic principle is that all the people living in the watershed have a common interest in, and dependence on, the quality and quantity of their water, soil, air, wildlife, and other natural resources.
The Conservancy provides an integrated approach to issues of the Perkiomen watershed area for the community through Environmental Education, Land Conservation and Protection, and Watchdog Activities. Members share in programs that focus on their interests.
Additional participation strengthens this local citizen organization which promotes protective measures for intelligent land use and maintenance of water quality. For more information on how to join the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, contact us at the above address. If you are a member of the Conservancy, or a group dedicated to the conservation of water or other natural resources and would like