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Stewardship Summary & 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. 

Stormwater Awareness
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
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
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
Go to best management practices links for pet owners, business owners, property management, and automobile maintenance.
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.

Okehocking Preserve Management
View Okehocking Preserve acquisition, management, and stewardship information.
View the Okehocking Preserve Management Plan
Okehocking Trails Program
Find out about the Okehocking Trail Corps
View the Okehocking Preserve Trail Assessment and Prescriptions Report.
View the Okehocking Trail System Map.
View Penn Trails' Bed & Tread Trail Workshop information.
Okehocking Weed Warrior Program
Find out about the Okehocking Weed Warrior Program

Serpentine Preserve Management
CRC & Willistown Township Serpentine Preserve Riparian Buffer Planting

Stewardship Organizations

Brandywine Conservancy
Chester County Water Resources Authority
Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association
Delco Anglers & Conservationists
Natural Lands Trust
Valley Forge Audubon 
Valley Forge Trout Unlimited
Willistown Conservation Trust

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