We thought this blog might be a great way to keep everyone updated on our activities, things we learn, and information on the Rancocas Creek Watershed.
Our goal is to keep you informed about the Conservancy’s activities, local news of interest in the Watershed, and how YOU can get involved – so check back often. And, if you have something to share – we’d love to hear from you!!
Our big news right now is our upcoming Annual Meeting and Dinner on Monday, September 10th. This is an opportunity for all of us to come together and see old friends and Conservancy supporters and meet new ones! We’d like to see more new faces each year – the more members we have, the more we can achieve!
If you are feeling energetic, the evening kicks off with a little hike along the Creek at 5:00 pm. Not quite up to that? Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer will be served starting at 6:00 – this is the perfect time to cruise around the auction tables and start making your bids on some pretty interesting items. A little bird told me that there this year’s auction has lots of things you can “do”…watch those bidding sheets to make sure you win! Christopher’s in Mt. Holly is catering the dinner…so you know it’s going to be good.
After dinner, we’ll update everyone on the Conservancy’s activities during the past year. And, there will be a representative from Burlington County who will provide us with information on its activities, programs and upcoming opportunities. Of course, the highlight each year is the presentation of the Rancocas Conservancy’s Thomas/Rich award. This year’s recipient is Mr. John Volpa, for his dedication and support of the Conservancy and the Rancocas Watershed. Mr. Volpa recently retired from teaching at Indian Mills Middle School where, year-after-year, he involved his students in the protection of and respect for native habitat and the Pinelands, in particular. Mr. Volpa is an active member of the Evesham Township Environmental Commission.
The Annual Meeting and Dinner is a key fundraising event for the Conservancy. If you can’t attend the dinner, but would like to make a donation to the Conservancy – or become a member – go to our homepage and click on the appropriate link! We’d love to have you join us!
Before we go…just a few things we wanted to let you know:
The Rancocas Conservancy now has a facebook page — check it out and PLEASE…LIKE us! There’s a button you click on our homepage too!
For the Conservancy…more later!