Third annual fundraiser to preserve 735 acres of Beaver Valley
Save the Valley, an all-volunteer grassroots organization dedicated to saving the Beaver Valley from development, is hosting the third annual Save the Valley Music Fest.
The Saturday, Sept. 26, event at The Queen in Wilmington features area artists New Sweden, Sirsy, Area 302, Arden Kind and more TBA.
The Valley is a portion of Delaware and Pennsylvania near Naamans Road and Rt. 202 that is owned by the Woodlawn Trustees. The Valley, treasured for its beauty, historic and ecologic significance, is a recreational wonderland for hikers, bikers, horseback riders and runners. Two-thirds of it became a National Park in 2013, but developers are aiming to create housing in the remaining third, which extends from Delaware into Pennsylvania.
Save the Valley has managed to stall the process for a year or so, but needs exposure to keep the effort alive. Volunteers are joining together to help preserve 735 acres of pristine land—of the total of 2,000—in the Valley currently slated for development.
Says Jason Hoover, president of Save the Valley: “Beaver Valley is an irreplaceable piece of land, rich in heritage and beauty amongst a backdrop of urban sprawl.”
He adds that historical sites will be obliterated if development takes place. Standing structures that existed before the Declaration of Independence was written would be destroyed.
All proceeds from the Sept. 26 event will be donated to Save the Valley. Tickets for this all-ages concert are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at 6 p.m.
For more information, visit savethevalley.org.