GLADE RUN LAKE CONSERVANCY INC

Mission

Dedicated to the restoration, ongoing preservation, and improvement of Glade Run Lake and its adjacent lands in southern Butler County, Pennsylvania. It encourages use of Glade Run Lake and lands for outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, and education.

Ruling year info

2012

Principal Officer

Sigmund Pehel

Co Principal Officer

Rebecca Miller

Main address

166 Love Rd

Valencia, PA 16059 USA

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EIN

80-0774897

NTEE code info

(Natural Resource Conservation and Protection) (C30)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The lake provides recreation for the 2.2 million people of the Greater Pittsburgh area. Over 20,000 visitors a year enjoy the lake and generate more than $2 million in revenue for the local economy. The lake and its watershed have served as a productive wildlife environment since its establishment in the 1950s. The PFBC has begun rebuilding the primary sportfish populations of Largemouth Bass, Crappie and Channel Catfish through the stocking of those species and various forage species. The lake is stocked annually with Rainbow Trout. Not long before the lake was drained, PFBC captured the biggest large mouth bass ever recorded in Western Pennsylvania from its waters demonstrating the high environmental productivity of the lake. And in the short time since the lake’s restoration and establishment of the new fish habitats, the park has witnessed a resurgence of fish populations and diversity of wildlife, including ospreys, bald eagles, harriers, loons, snow geese, herons, and raptors of

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

A 501c3 nonprofit established to raise funding to restore Glade Run Lake, Valencia, PA. Fundraisers include Pittsburgh Marathon Kids of Steel, Where's Our Water 10K, Oldies Concert, Chili Cookoff and various smaller fundraisers

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of acres of land protected

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups, Caregivers, Families, Parents, Academics

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Acres of land managed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Families, Academics

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of stakeholders/stakeholder groups identified

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Academics, Parents

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of species reintroduced to the area(s)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Academics, Parents

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pickerel Weed, Cow Lilly, Water Willow, and Button Bush

Pounds of fishing line recycled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Academics, Parents

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Acres of land leased, purchased, or put into easement

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Parents, Academics

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people influenced to undertake conservation action

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Parents, Academics

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have the ability to use eye-hand coordination, strength, and motor control to use age-appropriate tools and utensils effectively

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Parents, Academics

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children able to exercise appropriate control in independent and group activities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Parents, Academics

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students demonstrating responsible behaviors and work habits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Parents, Academics

Related Program

Glade Run Lake Conservancy

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

GRLC hopes to work with other Conservancies and Land Trusts to establish the financial, legal and operational resources
to permanently protect the Glade Run Lake watershed. Future development of the area would then recognize the need
to factor in both the environmental requirements and benefits afforded by Glade Run Lake Preserve.
The Preserve would be established by expanding the lake property through fee simple purchases of adjoining properties.
The purchased property would then be deeded directly to the State of Pennsylvania. Along with fee simple acquisitions,
establishing environmental and agricultural easements of non-adjacent properties within the watershed would protect
the Preserve in perpetuity.

The preservation of the watershed and lake will be accomplished either through direct purchase of land or through the
establishment of conservation or agricultural easements of designated properties in either whole or part. GRLC will work
with landowners to obtain their commitment to sell their land or allow the use of their land in the Land Trust. The Land
Trust will arrange to make payments for land purchases or use in a manner acceptable to the seller, e.g., via direct one
time, annuity, and tax shelter of other income or other ways to be determined.

GRLC has an excellent track record of accomplishments in its partnership with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat
Commission (PFBC) in the lake restoration.
Because the funding, construction and opening of a $3 million spillway and dam project has been completed,
GRLC is ready and able focus its resources on the new project.
GRLC has funded and completed a $125,000 habitat project and a $125,000 dock and jetty project that
demonstrate its growing base of knowledge of and strong commitment to the environmental integrity of the
lake and watershed.
GRLC has strong productive relationships with all levels of government, including local zoning and planning
boards.
GRLC has earned the respect, and support of the community, local donors and the press.
GRLC has a strong board of directors and advisors who are PASSIONATE about the environment and their
community.
GRLC has existing partnerships with Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Allegheny Land Trust.
GRLC has knowledge of the local issues and concerned parties.
The small size of watershed makes the project very possible.
The presence of endangered and rare species on the lake property has been documented.
GRLC has strong positive relationships with key local leaders and property owners.

A citizens action group was formed in mid-August 2011 following the draining of Glade Run Lake that resulted in a series of grassroots activities and led to the formation of the Glade Run Lake Conservancy (GRLC).

Sigmund Pehel emerged as the leader of the GRLC, and soon after, a Board of Directors consisting of four officers and five directors formed. Their goal: bring back the lake. Fundraisers ensued, membership with the GRLC was advertised, and conversations with important officials were had, all in an effort to raise enough money to fix the dam. Then in 2014, after a significant amount of money had already been raised, Governor Corbett committed $2 million dollars in capital budget funds to restore Glade Run Lake. At the same time, the PFBC also committed $2 million dollars, accounting for the estimated $4 million needed. Finally, the GRLC's goal of bringing back the lake would become a reality.

In 2017, after all needed improvements had been made to the dam, water and fish were again returned to Glade Run Lake. Community members praised the efforts of the GRLC and are once again able to recreate and enjoy Glade Run Lake. With the initial goal of restoring the lake now completed, current goals of the GRLC including the creation of vibrant habitats for fish and wildlife, improving on-site facilities, and protecting in perpetuity the 2,000 acre watershed of Glade Run Lake.

What's next for the Glade Run Lake Conservancy is to continue to enhance and preserve Glade Run Lake and the surrounding areas through land acquisition. We are able to continue our stewardship through donations, memberships, and volunteer efforts.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GLADE RUN LAKE CONSERVANCY INC

Board of directors
as of 06/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sigmund Pehel


Board co-chair

Rebecca Miller

T. Lyle Ferderber

Carol Jakubovic

Susan Acon

David Fowler

Karlee Holmes

Amy Jewitt

Susie Salter

Lisa Busa

Peter Walker

Roy Weitzell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/26/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/26/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.