of Chester County, PA

Focusing on the unique environmental challenges and opportunities in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Upcoming Events

Sierra Club Social Event

Sat Aug 16
Wyebrook Farm, 12 - 3pm

The Chester County leaders are going to enjoy the music and food at Wyebrook Farm this coming Saturday - Aug 16. And talk about the plans we are making for the fall.

Conscientious Hiker Discussion

Thur Aug 4, 6:30
CC Library

What does it mean to be a “conscientious hiker”? How does the “land ethic” in Aldo Leopold’s 'A Sand County Almanac' apply to us in our recreational activities? Please register, free.

You're also invited to join us on Saturday, September 6th for a group hike as we take the conversation outdoors. The hike will take place from 1 to 5 PM. We'll meet at the Crow’s Nest Preserve parking lot. This moderate, 6 mile trail hike will include more discussion. We’ll also look for fall’s late wildflowers and southbound migrating birds.

People's Climate March

Sun Sep 21, New York City

Sierra Club, 350.org and lots of other groups that want our world leaders to act on climate change NOW are organizing road trips for thousands of people to join forces for a march in New York City - The People's Climate March - http://peoplesclimate.org. To help us organize, contact Jim at jim.wylie@verizon.net. To buy a ticket for you or sponsor someone else, go to bitly.com/phillyclimatemarch/.


A great presentation by Annemarie Cantrel on the science, psuedo-science, lack of transparency and regulation and credible testing, conflicting test results, reluctance to label, farmers fear of going against industry sead giants and local legislation that takes some small steps to inform the public about what we are buying and eating.

Annemarie has graciously offered to share her presentation with us. Download it here.

DEP EQB Hearing on Fracking Regulations

Mary's report on the Jan 9th hearing:

The audience of approximately 100 represented people from the Chester County area as well as those traveling from Bucks, Berks, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Some of the organizations giving testimony were Phila. Clean Air Council, Berks Gas Truth, Penn Future and the Pipeline Safety Coalition. The natural gas industry presented testimony from the Association of Petroleum Industries of PA and the Outreach Coordinator for the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

Read more on Protect

UPDATE - PennEnvironment is organizing a comment site to tell the DEP to ban the use of fracking waste pits. Click here.

Other Events and Ongoing Issues (not first Thur programs)
see the calendar for details

Sep 4 – Concienteous Hiker
Sep 6 - Hike at Crows Next
Oct 4 – Fall Banquet

Local Ongoing Env Watchdog Issues

Pipelines in Chester County
High density housing in W Bradford – Embreeville Hospital site