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August 15 thru 22 – Washington County Fair Grounds

Ever wondered what watershed groups actually do to protect the beauty and quality of our waterways? Then come to the fair and learn all about it!

This year – with updated displays and newly designed handouts – members of the Chartiers Creek Watershed Association (ChCWA) will be on hand to describe our programs … promote our upcoming events … and sign up new members and volunteers.

We’ll be joining other watershed groups within the Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) and talking to folks from all over Washington and nearby counties.

So visit our booth (right next the Washington County Conservation booth). Better yet, volunteer a little of your time to help us publicize ChCWA & WCWA.

For more information, or to volunteer,
email Beth or call her at 724-503-4785.

Volunteer for Fall Stream Monitoring

Coming Soon - 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.

Volunteer openings to help with this sampling can range from just two consecutive dates to a complete multi-week schedule. ChCWA provides all training and supplies, along with experienced guides to accompany volunteers.

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.

News and Updates

Summer Sampling Continues thru September

Thanks to PA DEP and our great volunteers!

We’re back . . . ! This summer we started our annual bacteriological stream monitoring in June, but heavy rains suspended the project through July. But now we’re back on schedule and back in the streams . . .

Intern completes productive summer at ChCWA

Rachael Letscher, a senior at Westminster College (Wilmington, PA), has spent the past 10 weeks as a summer intern at ChCWA, helping us achieve and promote our organization’s goals. Using her talents as an environmental science major, with a minor in media art and design, Rachael completed a full schedule of stream monitoring, researched and created databases, and designed new promotional materials for the watershed.

Rachael came to ChCWA as this summer’s John Hamm Intern for the Allegheny Land Trust (ALT). This fall, as Rachael begins her final year at Westminster, she is weighing options for graduate school, with an eye toward the environmental aspects of public health.

Thanks, Rachael, for all your help!

Photo of Rachael Letscher

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2800 N Main St Ext, Ste 105
Washington, PA 15301

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