Do you know the benefits and techniques of capturing rainwater for your garden? Attend this program and learn how to save money and improve the health of your plants by utilizing the free water that comes from the sky! Rain Barrels and other methods allow for environmentally responsible care of your property as well as reduce run off into streams and sewers from roof, patios and other impervious surfaces.
Stormworks will present a introduction to rain barrels and their benefits. Learn the best place to site a rain collection system, and the drawbacks to avoid. Find out when and how to set up the rain collection system, what materials are needed and how to keep water stored safe and clean. Be a part of the private green infrastructure transformation of our built environment! Program runs from 10 AM to noon on Saturday March 2, 2019 at Fern Hollow nature Center, 1901 Glen Mitchell Rd, Sewickley, PA 15143. Open to the public; $10.
Presented by QVCOG. Contact QVCOG for more information, 412.766.7458
Click here to register.
The Agenda for the December 19 2018 Board of Directors Meeting, to be held at 7 PM at Avalon Borough, 640 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 has been announced:
The QVCOG-wide Emergency Management Coordination Study Report out will be held at 7 PM on April 29, 2019 at the Allegheny County Emergency Operations Center. This regional event is open to all state and local elected and appointed officials in southwestern Pennsylvania interested in learning about the study's findings and will be followed with free optional training: G4202 ICS Overview for Senior and Executive Officials. Registration required. You may register here.
The Quaker Valley Council of Governments will meet November 28, 2018 at 7 PM at Kilbuck Township, 343 Eicher Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
Many thanks to those who attended and made the 2018 Annual Dinner a Success!
The Annual Dinner was held October 17, 2018, 7 PM at Clubhouse Assembly Room at Masonic Village. Keynote Speaker Jennifer Liptak, Chief of Staff, Office of Allegheny County Executive was followed by remarks from DCED Deputy Secretary Rick Villelo, and QVCOG President Jean-Sebastien Valois. Guests networked at the Hospitality Hour preceding dinner and the event featured a number of sponsors. We thank:
Goehring Rutter and Boehm
The Gateway Engineers
Building Inspectors Underwriters of PA
Civil & Environmental Consultants
Herbert, Rowland & Grubic
Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering
Racunas Law Group
Mark your calendars for October 16, 2019
Quaker Valley Council of Governments Board of Directors adopted 2019 Dues at its September 19, 2018 meeting.
The next round of evaluations for the Municipal Solar Initiative are being scheduled and municipalities, authorities and school districts completing the survey by October 17, 2018 are eligible for inclusion. For Duquesne Light Customers, usage information may be provided through the completion and return of the Release for Account Information to Quaker Valley COG, alleviating the task of providing electric bills. Click here to download the Release and return to Quaker Valley COG per the instructions found on the form.
Part of the work of 2018 included building the help system for QVCOG-wide GIS. As part of the Technical Assistance Program, subscribers have access to jointly-purchased professional expertise through an online help system. Technical support policies are available here.
To obtain help using QVCOG-wide GIS, subscriber are provided logins to the custom online help documents and help request system (in addition to general ESRI ArcGIS support available to subscribers). To enroll on QVCOG-wide GIS and optional technical assistance, or for more inforamtion, contact Susan Hockenberry.
QVCOG has submitted $1,493,249 in requests for funding for projects in the Quaker Valley Council of Governments area.
Community Development Block Grant applications on behalf of seven municipalities were submitted to Allegheny County Department of Economic Development. Included in the 22 projects were sewer/water improvements; park and playground equipment; sidewalks, streets and alleys; and the demolition of blighted buildings.
QVCOG member municipalities worked diligently with the QVCOG to identify potential projects on behalf of their communities. We will be informed later in the Fall as to which projects may move forward in the funding process.