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A Local organization, Save the Valley, Aims to Do Just That

The following statement comes from Save The Valley’s website:

Along Route 202, Concord Pike, straddling the PA-DE State line, there is a place that most people in Garnet Valley simply call The Valley.  To locals, The Valley or Beaver Valley is a hidden gem, a secret spot, a beautiful ride, and a place of peace in the midst of the traffic, retail stores, and urban sprawl.  It is treasured for its rare beauties, historic and ecologic significance, and offers an incredible recreational wonderland for all.  Unfortunately, this place we love is in immediate danger.  Garnet Valley, Please join us in the fight to Save the Valley, before it is too late.

The organization is attempting to raise awareness about the potential loss of a local landmark and staple, The Valley. The Valley is home to some of the oldest trees in the area. It houses fish, small mammals, eagles, red tail hawks, four species of endangered plants, and is overall a peaceful landscape contra to the developed area surrounding it. With the Valley in danger, it’s important for Students and community members to become informed and involved. Any nature in this area should be salvaged and cherished, especially land as old and as close to Garnet Valley as the Valley is. Save the Valley has provided a few frequently asked questions and answers.


Q: I am not into Nature or Outdoor activities – why should I care?

A: Developing land in The Valley affects everyone in the area by adding more students to the Garnet Valley School District and increasing traffic issues.

Q: What! They can’t destroy The Valley – How can I Help?!
A: Spread the Word! Talk to your parents, neighbors, and friends – everyone knows of The Valley, but do they know it is in danger? We need Garnet Valley Students support more than ever.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SavetheValley1 and visitwww.SaveTheValley.org for information on how you can take action and to stay up-to-date on the latest News & Events.
Q: So who is Save the Valley – what is the group’s Mission?
A: We are a group of local, Pennsylvania & Delaware, action-oriented citizens who share a common love for Beaver Valley.  Save the Valley’s goal is to protect and preserve the unprotected acres of Beaver Valley by facilitating public awareness, public education, mobilization, and action.


If you seek more information or want to get involved, follow STV on twitter @SaveTheValley1 and check out their website www.savethevalley.org


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