A clean and healthy French Creek watershed appreciated and protected by its residents, partners and neighbors.
To promote the environmental integrity of the French Creek watershed, and to advocate the protection of its natural resources for the aesthetic, ecological, recreational, and economic benefit of all, through the coordination of land protection, education, and research.
Direct beneficiaries per year: currently- to protect over 1,600 acres of land in the watershed, and provided educational opportunities to over 3,200 school children, adults, and organizations, throughout the watershed. We also removed over 43,000 pounds of trash from the Watershed during our annual cleanup event, engaging over 800 volunteers.
Geographic areas served: The French Creek Watershed in PA and NY including Chautauqua, Erie, Crawford, Mercer and Venango Counties
Programs: Land conservation through easement or in fee, education and outreach throughout the watershed.
French Creek Valley Conservancy is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means French Creek Valley Conservancy meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. French Creek Valley Conservancy has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.
French Creek Valley Conservancy is a growing organization focused on protecting land in the French Creek Watershed in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Protection involves keeping land open to the public for recreation as well as education to promote land management best practices by watershed citizens. Our annual French Creek Cleanup brings the community together to help the creek as well as fun and fellowship.