Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a weeklong service-learning program that will be offered to a team of ten high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed. This expedition will involve a physical journey (by boat and van) along the 120-mile Schuylkill River from its headwaters in the anthracite coal lands of Schuylkill County to its confluence with the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Team leaders from Outward Bound Philadelphia and the Schuylkill Headwaters Association will guide students downriver, illustrating an array of issues impacting water quality in the Schuylkill River through guided tours, programming, and applied service work designed to highlight issues in the watershed and offer hands-on solutions to these problems. For more information visit SchuylkillWaters.org.
Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Schuylkill Action Network want students to help liven up the streets in our community with some street art! Students grades K-12 are asked to create an original work of art, incorporating a storm drain, showing how we can all help keep the Schuylkill River clean. For more information visit SchuylkillWaters.org.
Chester County Emergency Services is currently in the process of gathering information to determine our region’s eligibility in qualifying for federal assistance after the February winter storms. They are specifically looking at the damages to residential homes and for-profit businesses and the economic impact to businesses.
If your home or business was damaged or destroyed in the winter storms that occurred from February 4-15, 2014, please call 2-1-1 or 1-866-964-7922. Please be sure to have the address of the building, a good description of the damage to the physical structure and the date when the damage occurred. Chester County Emergency Services is asking that these damages be reported by Friday, February 28, 2014.
If you have a small business that suffered economic loss due to the February winter storms, please visit the Chester County Department of Emergency Services webpage at www.chesco.org/des to find more information and complete an Economic Injury Survey Form. Completed forms should be submitted by March 7, 2014.
During a disaster, PA 2-1-1 works closely with Emergency Services Departments from throughout the state to provide public information to the community and rumor control and trend analysis to County officials. 2-1-1 also reports community needs that are not being met and acts as the central communication point for other community agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Residents looking for shelter locations, evacuation routes, transportation assistance or help in clean-up or rebuilding can dial 211 and receive answers or direction to the correct agency. To find out more visit www.211sepa.org.
Residents are reminded that if they are in immediate danger they should still call 911.
Chester County Department of Emergency Services warns residents that temperatures are forecasted to drop to 8 degrees F tonight, Monday, February 10, 2014. Residents without power are encouraged to seek alternate shelter. Please click on the link below for more information regarding transportation and emergency shelter. Also below are links to help residents after the storm in dealing with insurance issues and food safety tips for handling food during and after power outages.
Community Awareness Bulletins are produced by the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center as a means to inform the general public of developing crime trends and potential safety issues that impact our community. Below are links to two Bulletins recently received from the State Police:
The South Coventry Township Office is a drop-off location for the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. If you would like to donate a new, unwrapped toy please drop it off at the Township Office during normal business hours. Final day for toy collection is Thursday, December 12, 2013.
For more information about Toys for Tots, please visit www.toysfortots.org.
Comcast has recently launched Internet Essentials, a program which provides families with children who are eligible to receive free lunches under the National School Lunch Program with low-cost internet service, affordable computers and digital literacy training. To learn more and apply online visit www.internetessentials.com or call 1-855-846-8376 to request an application.
The Board of Supervisors would like to thank Nestle Waters North America Inc and the Ridglea Home Owners Association for their donations to South Coventry Township.
Funds donated by Nestle Waters North America were used this summer to purchase two new pieces of playground equipment for Connie Batdorf Park. The Ridglea HOA recently donated a gazebo, formerly located on HOA property, to the Township that will be relocated to the TS Elliott Walking Trail.
The Board appreciates Nestle Water North America and the Ridglea HOA’s help in improving recreational opportunities in our Township! Check out the Parks and Recreation page for more information regarding recreational opportunities in our area.
The Fall 2013 Township Newsletter is now available. Click here to check it out!