Stewardship Summary & Reference Links
Willistown residents have repeatedly identified hiking, trail systems, and nature enjoyment as recreational priorities. Willistown Parks & Recreation recognizes that environmental as well as park infrastructure stewardship are important factors of these priorities that lead to a high quality of life and recreation. Following is information on water stewardship and Okehocking and Serpentine Preserve Management, as well as links to stewardship organizations serving the community.
Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association
Willistown Township Parks and Recreation has worked with CRC for many years on the improvement and protection of our precious water resources through joint enhancement projects, stormwater education, and the annual CRC Watershed Clean Up. Visit the CRC website for more information. CRC is currently renting the Garrett Farmhouse at Okehocking Preserve from the Township. Stop by to say hello when you're out for a hike at Okehocking!
Willistown Township is conducting a comprehensive stormwater management program mandated by the federal Environmental Protection Agency and monitored by the state Department of Environmental Protection. A major component of the program requires an effort by the township to increase citizen stormwater awareness and participation in stormwater protection.
Stormwater pollution is a challenging water quality problem. It is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere. Rainwater and snowmelt run off streets, lawns, farms, and construction and industrial sites. The water picks up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.
Stormwater runoff is the most common cause of water pollution. And as we all know, water is essential to life, so we should all do our part in protecting this precious resource.
Best Management Practices Guidelines
Report Violations or Problems
Citizens are important advocates for the health of our local streams and water systems. To report a concern, see the list of events to report and whom to contact.
For more information about stormwater, please visit our stormwater management page.