West Vincent Elementary School (Schuylkill Action Students)

Green Valleys Watershed Association worked with West Vincent Elementary School to naturalize an existing stormwater basin. The basin project covers approximately 1/2 acre in size and converted a traditional mowed turf-grass detention basin into more effective stormwater management facility through naturalization. It will promote stormwater infiltration and reduce stormwater runoff in French Creek.

This project was funded in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and the William Penn Foundation in support of the Schuylkill Highlands Mini Grant Program administered jointly by Natural Lands and Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area.


Work Group: Stormwater

Source of Funding: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through the Schuylkill Highlands Conservation Land Initiative mini grant program

Date of Completion: 2017

Leading Organization: Green Valleys Watershed Association