The Bucks County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR), is pleased to award the NSDAR Conservation Medal to Joyce Ely, for her work at Tyler State Park.
The NSDAR Conservation Medal recognizes adult and youth volunteers with distinguished conservation records, based on the following criteria: outstanding efforts in wildlife and nature centers; resource management; park establishment; youth leadership; conservation-related media and education.
Joyce Ely is a conservation force to be reckoned with in her leadership on the Tyler State Park native tree and bush plantings, in which many different organizations volunteered to assist. She patiently taught the volunteers how to plant the trees and protect them from deer, as well as managing the removal of invasive plants. John Mack, Newtown Supervisor, and Jim Walter, Penn State Bucks County Master Gardener, were also instrumental in supporting Joyce for the award.
Joyce maintains a Facebook site as the Director for the Neshaminy Creek Watershed Association and emails individuals about conservation opportunities. She was also instrumental in planting trees for the Roberts Ridge Park.
For more information about her activities, please see: The Story of the Neshaminy Creek Watershed Association | Sierra Club and Newtown Township Approves Residents’ Plan to Plant Native Trees | Newtown, PA Patch.
The Bucks County Chapter is located in Doylestown. More information about the work of our chapter may be found at buckscountydar.org.
PHOTO: Joyce Ely