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with Venture Outdoors!

Sunday, October 4th – 1 to 3 pm


Like to kayak? Then this event is for you! On the first Sunday in October, ChCWA will join Venture Outdoors in cosponsoring a kayak trip on Canonsburg Lake.

We’ll paddle around the 108-acre PA Fish and Boat Commission lake. Guest speakers from the Canonsburg Lake Restoration & Improvement Committee and Chartiers Creek Watershed Association will talk about the lake's history and the plans for its improvement.

ChCWA participants will also have a chance to learn about Venture Outdoors and to meet some of its members.

Get directions, plus info about the paddle and Canonsburg Lake . . .


Volunteer now – it’s fun and educational!

The fall segment of our twice-yearly macro monitoring will kick off in October. This sampling involves collecting and analyzing stream samples from 4 different locations in the Upper Chartiers Creek.

If you’d like to volunteer for this monitoring, dates are available on weekdays and weekends. ChCWA provides all training and supplies, along with experienced guides to accompany volunteers. This activity is appropriate for adults and supervised young people.

Consider joining us for this important project! All you will need is transportation to the sites, and an interest in protecting the environment.

For more details, please email Carrilee.


Data will be available soon on the web!

The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is enhancing its stream monitoring agenda with a totally new program – methane sampling! Our volunteers are collecting stream samples throughout the watershed for study by Penn State researcher Susan Brantley and her colleagues. When analyzed, these samples will enable the researchers to estimate the amount of methane in groundwater discharge to streams. Read more . . .

News and Updates

Thanks for your donation on
WCCF Day of Giving!


Our WCWA / ChCWA members and supporters came through for us again on this year’s “Day of Giving” held September 9 by the Washington County Community Foundation). The Washington County Watershed Alliance took in $1,467 from 21 donors. ChCWA will receive a portion of this amount, increased by our share of the bonus pool dollars.

It was great “meeting you at the Fair”!

At this year’s Washington County Fair in August, members of ChCWA and other watershed groups met and talked with hundreds of folks about what we’re doing to protect natural resources in the county.

People from near and far stopped by our booth to learn about water quality monitoring, streambank restoration, and local flora and fauna. Kids loved the ChCWA frog game, and migrated to our display of macro-invertebrate water critters.

Thanks for stopping by our booth…we’re already busy
working on and planning for next year’s display!

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