The neighbors were happy to learn that they were wrong as they watched the
house and property improve as time passed and the Klines worked.
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Rob and Karen Kline are heroes.
When the Klines first moved onto the farm their new neighbors feared that they would subdivide the property into many building lots.
The Klines, Karen and Rob, above, can be seen most evenings and weekends working in their garden.
They built the garden walk ways, steps and walls themselves.
The koi pond above was created by the Klines, There are two ponds on their farm.
The Kline's farm is in the Oysterville Watershed. Rob is very concerned about preservation and often
attends township supervisor's meetings to keep up with events in the area.
Rob is president of RMK Solar. He founded the company because of his abiding interest in making the world a better place.
He did an installation on his own house.
The array of panels cannot be seen from the road in front of his house, but can be seen from parts of the garden. The Klines are very happy with the performance of the panels.
The solar panels can be seen more closely and clearly in the image to the left.
The 2 images of the panels were provided to Oley Hills Alive by RMK Solar.
Both of the photographs were taken by Jeff Rhoads.
The big pond above was improved by the Klines. Aeration of the water eliminated a smothering blanket of duck weed which allowed aquatic creatures to thrive. Wood duck houses were installed to encourage those rare beautiful birds to come and stay.
Matt Lindenmuth Rob Kline Kirby Powell
The Klines are partners in a unique micro brewery in the Sacony Creek Watershed called The Saucony Creek Brewing Company. These are two different spellings of the same name. The company has brought the time honored Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of beer brewing into the Twenty First Century. The names of the beer selections have a clear Pennsylfanish sound to them. What makes the brewery unique is the concern for protecting the water quality in the Schuylkill River Watershed.
One of the selections is called Stonefly IPA (India Pale Ale). It is named for the stonefly larvae which, by their presence in streams and rivers, indicate the health and purity of the waters of those streams.
Part of the income from the sale of Stonefly IPA is contributed to support the Schuylkill Action Network and the Berks Watershed Restoration Fund.
Photograph courtesy of Saucony Creek Brewery.
To learn more about the company, please click on the link below.