Potential Projects

In addition to giving Grants for projects initiated by organizations or individuals, The Foundation plans to conduct charitable projects on its own. Below are a number of potential projects, listed by category.

Here are some ideas. What are your suggestions?

To send suggestions for a potential project, please send an email to info@rosevalley100.org.

Keep Our History Alive

The chimney is all that remains of the “Seekers After Knowledge” cabin in the Long Point Nature Preserve. Once accessible by a swinging footbridge across Ridley Creek, the cabin was the meeting place for this outing club in the 1880’s. Will Price was a member of the Seekers After Knowledge years before returning to Rose Valley to create his Arts and Crafts community. Photo by Anne Marie Palita Smith

The chimney is all that remains of the “Seekers After Knowledge” cabin in the Long Point Nature Preserve. Once accessible by a swinging footbridge across Ridley Creek, the cabin was the meeting place for this outing club in the 1880’s. Will Price was a member of the Seekers After Knowledge years before returning to Rose Valley to create his Arts and Crafts community. Photo by Anne Marie Palita Smith

 

  • Memorialize the Rose Valley Historic District by creating a photographic and narrative presentation on a website.
  • Preserve and repair the Will Price Gate Posts located in Pew Park and at the entrances to Old Mill Lane, Traymore Lane, Porter Lane and Roylencroft Lane.
  • Rebuild the rock wall opposite Hedgerow Theatre on the other side of Rose Valley Road.
  • Install Historic Plaques at the ruins of the 1890’s Seekers-After-Knowledge cabin; the early 1600’s remnant of the Minquas Trail; the 1780s dam and mill race behind the Old Mill; and the Will Price Memorial Bridge north of the Swimming Pool. Each of these sites is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Preserve Our Natural Environment

Rose Valley residents enjoy walking on sections of the The Great Minquas Trail

Rose Valley residents enjoy walking on one of the last remaining sections of the The Great Minquas Trail that dates back to the early 1600s. Photo by Anne Palita Smith

  • Support efforts to remove invasive plants and reforest our park lands with native vegetation protected from deer.
  • Support efforts to reclaim wetlands with native trees and plants.
  • Reclaim and beautify the “secret” amphitheater located opposite Hedgerow Theatre on the bank between Rose Valley Road and the first group of new homes in Traymore.
  • Support efforts to preserve open space.

Beautify Our Public Spaces

The garage attached to the Gatehouse Ruins on Old Mill Lane was recently given the “Will Price Treatment” of stucco and Mercer Tile by volunteers. Photo by Andy Detterline

The garage attached to the Gatehouse Ruins on Old Mill Lane was recently given the “Will Price Treatment” of new stucco and Mercer Tile by volunteers.
Photo by Gail Hale

    • Create and endow a garden adjacent to the gate house ruins on Old Mill Lane.
    • Create and endow a garden at the corner of Rose Valley and Brookhaven Roads (if this property becomes available).
    • Support the continued beautification of Pew Park and our public gardens.

Improve Our Quality of Life

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The Valley Voices annual holiday performance at The Old Mill

  • Enhance public celebrations like the 4th of July Celebration and Valley Voices concert events.
  • Endow maintenance of selected public walking trails.
  • Place benches along walking trails in one of our wildlife preserves.
    (Donors may inscribe a bench in memory of a loved one.)
  • Create a small Veterans Memorial on the site of  the former Gate House at the entrance to Old Mill Lane. Hold a brief ceremony each Veterans Day.
  • Install a flag pole that can fly a large American Flag visible from Rose Valley Road on Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and July 4th.
  • Organize future Memorial Day observances.
  • Participate in Borough organizations: Gardeners, EAC, Town Watch, Hedgerow Guild, Folk, RVSP, etc.

 

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