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West Vincent Township eNewsletter

May 2022

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Our Commitment to Recycling and Clean Energy

Bring Your Own Reusable Water Bottle

Recycling Containers On Site for: Plastic Bottles, Glass Bottles or Metal Cans ONLY 

Sustainability Committee - Battery Recycling

The Sustainability Committee will be accepting the following household batteries:  

  • AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt, and coin batteries 
  • Alkaline, NiCad, NiMH, lithium/lithium ion
  • Small batteries from certain devices (e.g., cameras, dog collars) 

You must tape all terminals of 9-volt batteries with clear tape.  

We CANNOT accept 9-volt batteries not taped, power tool batteries, larger batteries or electronics.

Electric Vehicle Car Show – Township Building Parking Lot 

The Clean Energy Transition Team (CETT) will be showcasing several electric vehicles. Expected vehicles include: 

Ford Police Interceptor hybrid


Tesla Model S Long Range,

  Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3

Chevy Bolt (2)

Hyundai IONIQ 5

BMW i3

Ford Mustang Mach-E

  Premium AWD 

Environmental Advisory Council - Table Activities 

Free Milkweed Plants

Make Your Own Flower Seed Balls (children activity)

WV Elementary School Earth Day Artwork Display 

Other Activities

Bouncy House, Trackless Train, Inflatable Horse Derby Racing, Tic Tac Toe, and Corn Hole!

Egg Races, Tug-of-War, Three-Legged Races and Potato Sack Races-- fun games for families all day!

NCC 4H Horse Club - Plant Swap

Bring a plant, pick a plant to take home!  Perennial, reseeded annual flowers, or an extra clump of a flowering shrub or perennial. 


No plants to spare in your garden? It’s ok to swap a purchased annual! 

Can’t think of which plants to swap? Desirable plants which are pollinator favorites include bee balm, echinacea, elderberry, mountain mint, pink muhly grass, wild blue indigo, thread leaf coreopsis, fringed bleeding heart. Desirable annual plants include zinnia, nasturtium, celosia, and cleomethose.


Volunteers will be happy to hold your chosen plant until you leave the grounds.

Community Day – Pet Parade

Register your pet(s) at the PET PARADE TENT 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 

one registration form PER PET!

Pet parade - at the PET PARADE TENT - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


Winners of the contest will be announced by our judges at the end of the parade. 

Arts and game tables for the kids--Lucky Ducks, Basketball Toss, Piggy Bank Races, DIY Kites !

Look for daily updates of events, artists, spotlights on entertainers and a schedule of events on our Community Day home page.  


Enter our Instagram Contest! WVTIFOUNDVINCENT!  WIN A $150 VISA GIFT CARD! 

Where’s Vincent? Introducing Vincent, our West Vincent Township gnome!

Vincent will be on the move all summer at various township businesses and will begin his journey at Community Day!

Find Vincent, snap a picture with him, post on Instagram, tag us in your picture (wvtownship), and in the caption type: #wvtifoundvincent.

Community Day: Vincent will be in a different location every hour! Look for him as you make your way around the different activities and tables!

Around the Township: Find Vincent at any of our local businesses during the summer. He will move around each month in May, June, July, August and September! Be sure to take a picture with Vincent at the location!

You will be assigned a raffle entry for each picture posted with the tag #wvtifoundvincent on our wvtownship Insta! Post all five locations at Community Day and you will be given an extra raffle entry!  

How to Post on Our Instagram Account: 

• Follow us on Instagram at wvtownship

• We will follow you back (be sure to accept our request, otherwise your

  pics will not be accepted in the contest)

• Take a pic with Vincent, tag us in the picture: wvtownship, and in the caption

 type: #wvtifoundvincent

Raffle winner will be selected at random and will receive a $150 VISA gift card.  Contest runs from May 14, 2022 through September 30, 2022. Winner will be notified on our Instagram account and website on October 3, 2022.


Township Roadway and Drainage Improvements

The Board of Supervisors, Township Engineer, and Public Works Department have been working on plans for significant improvements for the Township storm drainage facilities and roadway network. 

The Board has approved contracts in excess of $1 million for the following more


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Protecting and Improving our Watersheds

Kathy McDevitt, EAC and CETT member  

As we welcome the warmer weather, spring showers may be over, but summer storms are not far behind.  

Dependent on where you live in West Vincent (map above), rain falling on your property will either wash into French Creek or Pickering Creek, both of which empty into the Schuylkill River and Delaware Bay. When products such as fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and other substances are introduced to our pristine streams, they become pollutants that contaminate drinking water and kill the plants and animals that live in and depend on the water.  

Suggested solutions to manage flooding, retain water for dry weather, and reduce the quantity of nutrients and chemicals that are washed off their property can be found in a booklet, "A Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater Management", prepared by the Office of Watersheds, Philadelphia Water Department.

Our county and neighboring townships are also a resource and our partners in improving and protecting the health of our watersheds: Chester CountyEast Pikeland TownshipUwchlan Township.

Visit our Environmental Advisory Council webpage for resources, education and special projects.


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal – Drive Up and Drop Off! - John Barnett, Sustainability Committee member

Our residents and neighboring townships have it EASY when we need to discard household hazardous waste (HHW)! Several times each year, the Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) hosts full-day drive-thru collection sites at convenient locations throughout the county. 

On Saturday, April 9, the first event was held in the parking lot of Technical College High School, Pickering Campus. CCSWA personnel and employees from MXI Environmental Services were ready for county residents to drive up and dispose of their fluorescent bulbs, oil-based paint, old automobile fluids, pesticide bottles, and other types of HHW. 

Workers removed the HHW from the cars and deposited in the appropriate disposal and recycling containers. No one had to get out of their cars!

The event requires pre-registration for your desired drop off time. Our Sustainability Committee chair, Kirk Reinbold registered for a morning timeslot and was, “in and out in under five minutes!”. VERY convenient!

The remaining four Household Hazardous Waste Collection events will be held at various locations across the county in 2022.

Follow these steps to participate:

Visit the Sustainability Committee webpage to keep in touch and up to date. 


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Election Day, May 17, 2022 – West Vincent Township

Building is a polling place for Precinct 690. 

The Administrative offices will be open during normal business hours. 


Parks & Recreation Meeting

May 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The P&RC meets the 1st Wednesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Environmental Advisory Council Meeting

May 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - CANCELED

The EAC meets the 1st Thursday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Historical Commission Meeting

May 11, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The HC meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Board of Supervisors Meeting

May 16, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The BOS meets the 3rd Monday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Sustainability Committee Meeting

May 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - CANCELED

The SC meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.

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Planning Commission Meeting

May 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The SC meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Human Relations Commission Meeting

May 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The HRC meets the 4th Monday of the month (if needed). The public is invited to attend.

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Open Space Review Board Meeting

May 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

The OSRB meets the 4th Tuesday of the month. The public is invited to attend.


Local Event - Drive Electric Earth Day

• Small Changes Make a Big Difference • Ambler, PA • Apr 30, 2022

Local Event - Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Hazardous Household Waste Events - scheduled from April - November 2022

by appointment only, pre-registration is required. NO ELECTRONICS ACCEPTED.

Township Event - EAC - Pollinator PitStop - Planting Event - May 24, 5:00 p.m. (rain date May 26) - Andrew Evans Park 

Township Event - EAC - Pollinator PitStop - Ludwig's Corner PitStop Plant Sale - May 25, 5:00 p.m. - Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds 

Township Event - EAC - Birdtown PA - Beginner Bird Walk - June 25, 7:30 a.m. - Opalanie Park - led by Erick Hughes

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