of Chester County, PA


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

Upcoming Events

Sierra Club Planning Meetings

Suspended for the summer

If you have any suggestions for educational programs or outings, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact any of our board leaders - here.

2014 Programs - Tentative

Apr  -  Several Land Ethic events
May  -  GMO-Free PA
Jun  -  SPG Picnic
Jul  -  open
Aug  -  open
Sep  -  Artisans Exchange
Oct  -  Fall Banquet
Nov  -  open
Dec  -  Holiday Party


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

Jul 6 - Sharing Nature w/ Children, The Land Conservancy
Jul 19 - Open Hive Day, The Land Conservancy
Aug 7 - Dog Days, The Land Conservancy
Aug - social event at Wyebrook Farm
Aug - field trip to a permaculture farm
Sep hike
Oct Fall Banquet

Local Ongoing Env Watchdog Issues

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