Environmental Advisory Council

Donna Delany (12/31/2026)
Charlene Briggs (12/31/2026)

Kathy McDevitt (12/31/2025)
Barb Mako (12/31/2025)

Drew Wallace (12/31/2025)

Carys Egan (12/31/2024)

Rachel McKay (12/31/2024)


Board of Supervisors Liaison: Dana Alan


Committee Annual Report

The Environmental Advisory Council advises the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission on issues that affect the protection, conservation, management, promotion, and use of open space, recreational, historic, and natural resources within West Vincent’s borders.


EAC members are Township residents, serving three-year terms, appointed by the Board of Supervisors.


The group meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in a public session.

Archived EAC agendas and minutes can be requested from the Township by completing a Right To Know Form and sending to office@westvincenttwp.org. Your request will be fulfilled within five business days.​


EAC Recognized by PA EAC Network – Nov 2022

EAC presented the success of our Pollinator Pitstop Program at PA EAC Fall Gathering in October. CETT also recognized as leader in clean energy community plans.

Pollinators Have a Pitstop at West Vincent Elementary School! – Nov 2022

Birds & Bees Garden Club helped students at WVE install a pollinator pitstop garden for all to enjoy while outside AND inside!

Birds & Bees Garden Club – Garden Demonstration – Oct 2021

Many interested gardeners learned about the lasagna method to prepare their spring pollinator pitstop garden.  

Opalaine Park – Hotspot to Spot Feathered Friends on a Cold Rainy Day! – Nov 2022

24 species of birds were sighted on the Beginner Bird Walk held on October 2. Opalanie Park is a vibrant environment for many more species of birds. 

West Vincent is recognized as a Bird Town!

Learn about Bird Town Pennsylvania and its mission to promote community-based conservation actions to create a healthier, sustainable environment for birds, wildlife, and people. 

Check out West Vincent Bird Town Facebook page!

Township EAC Event – A Few Birds – The Basics of Birdwatching – Sat, Aug 12, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  – EAC guest speaker, naturalist author, Chris Petrak will introduce common resident birds and visiting migrants, where and when to see them, and nuggets about their life and habits, including familiar birds such as: the “poor sam”, the “perchickoree,” the “witchety”, the “peter-peter,” and more.


Township EAC Event – Tree Health Talk – Thu, July 27, 7:00 p.m. – It is sad to see so many of our trees dying and stressed.  What can we do?  Our District Forester, John Nissen, will give a short talk on problems our trees are currently facing, with suggestions on what we can do to help, as well as sharing the best native trees to plant now, good street tree options, and trees that can live well under powerlines.


Township EAC Event – Weatherstone Trail – Woodland Care – Sun, Mar 26, 12 noon Meet us on Pinehurst Drive at the paved Weatherstone Trail, just north of Route 401!


Many non-native, invasive plants are strangling many of the young oaks and flowers along the trail. We plan to gently remove them and learn about the plants along the trail.

Township EAC Event – Woodcock Evening Walk – Thu, Mar 16 at 6:00 p.m.  Catch these birds do their mating dance in Opalanie Park! 

RSVP at link above and read about these ground-dwelling birds before you join us on the walk! 

Resident participation in Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA) study – CWRA is working to review and update the County’s integrated water resources plan, Watersheds, and the County’s Stormwater Management Plan. A key component of the update process is getting input from residents from across the County on their water resources, water-based recreation, and stormwater concerns. If you are interested in contributing to the study, complete one of their surveys

Current News & Events

  • There are Killdeer birds ( that we have named “John and Jackie Kenne-deer”) that have chosen to build their nest in the parking lot at Opalanie Park.  The nest is surrounded by three construction barricades.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should anyone approach or disturb these birds or eggs/nest which are protected......

  • When: May 11th (World Migratory Bird Day) Where: Opalanie Park, West Vincent Township Time: 6 PM to 8 PM (An evening walk, because we know you want to sleep in!) What to bring: Comfortable shoes, binoculars, and a bird’s eye view of fun! See you there, bird brains! Gather your......

  • When: Saturday, June 22 (rain date June 23) from 10am to noon LOVE NATURE? Give Mother Nature a helping hand in Weatherstone!   Help out the trees and lovely native flowers along the Weatherstone trail. Meet on Pinehurst Road at the paved Weatherstone Trail that runs between Pinehurst and Fellowship Roads.......

  • EAC Sponsored Tour of Stoneleigh:A Natural Garden Saturday, August 17, 10:30 AM – Noon $15/person can be paid directly to Stoneleigh on the morning of the tour. (There is a $150 minimum, so if less than 10 people attend, the cost will be adjusted accordingly.)   RSVP EAC@westvincenttwp.org. Carpooling is encouraged.  Please indicate......

  • All are invited to our EAC Book Discussion. Please join us even if you have not read the book. Light refreshments will be served. Local leaders in backyard habitat also will be present to answer questions and offer expertise. BRAIDING SWEETGRASS By Robin Wall Kimmerer (Description) Drawing on her life......