The health of the ecosystems in our region begins with healthy watersheds, which are the result of an intact, natural hydrologic cycle.  Traditionally, urban land development activities have disrupted the natural hydrologic cycle, and it is the cumulative impact of these disruptions which ultimately results in degraded watersheds. Healthy watersheds in Pennsylvania begin in the forest. 

Did you know? Forests are a source of drinking water for over 180 million people in the United States.

Working with community volunteers from businesses, schools, and other local groups, GVWA’s Watershed Restoration Program introduces citizens to the issues facing our ecosystems and the solutions we can embrace to solve them, creating informed advocates for watershed health as well as fostering and spreading a sense of environmental stewardship.

Our Program Includes:

(May 2013) Members of three Girl Scout troops, Valley Forge Trout Unlimited, and Open Lands Conservancy worked with GVA to plant 200 trees at Miller Preserve in Malvern, PA. black_rock_350_after

Riparian Buffer Restoration

Stormwater Basin Naturalization