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WCWA ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR MARCH 17

If you’re interested in natural resource conservation in Washington County, or want to get involved in helping preserve our streams, circle March 17th on your calendar! That’s when the Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting and Banquet…a lively and informative gathering of all Washington County watershed groups.

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When: Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6 pm to ?pm

Where: Buffalo Township Municipal Building

Information/Registration: Email WCWA or call 724-503-4785




PUT YOUR BOOTS ON . . . and JOIN US FOR OUR
APRIL SPRING WETLANDS WALK

Looking for a fun (and informative) family outing, or an interesting way to break out of the winter doldrums? ChCWA’s free, expert-led exploration of the North Franklin Wetlands could be just the thing! Watch for date and details . . .

When: Late April




KAYAKERS . . . MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
MAY 29TH SPRING PADDLE

Is it too early to think about kayaking? We think not! ChCWA’s joint spring paddle with Venture Outdoors on Canonsburg Lake is already on our calendar. If you like to kayak (and maybe missed our previous paddle), circle May 29th and “think spring”! Details to come . . .

Read about our Fall 2015 kayak trip . . .

News and Updates

ChCWA 2015 ANNUAL MEETING / POTLUCK
CAPPED EVENTFUL YEAR

On December 9th, ChCWA held its 2015 Annual Meeting, kicking off the evening with a Potluck Dinner and social hour. Attendees enjoyed a festive spread, then got down to work to address several pertinent topics at our final meeting of 2105.

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IT’S OFFICIAL . . . CANONSBURG LAKE
RESTORATION TO BEGIN IMMEDIATELY

After outstanding efforts on the part of the Canonsburg Lake Restoration and Improvement Committee, Phase 1 of the restoration project was rebid to fit our $1.4 million budget. The contract was awarded to Allison Park Contractors Inc, who are scheduled to begin the actual work on January 11th!

Phase 1 involves building a weir and sediment forebay at the conjunction of the lake and Little Chartiers Creek to prevent additional silt and debris from entering the lake.

Watch for more details and information on how you can get involved and help our fund-raising efforts.

Read more about the construction
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FALL MACRO MONITORING COMPLETED OCT 31

The fall segment of our twice-yearly macro / chemical monitoring ended on October 31st. We collected samples at 4 locations in the Upper Chartiers Creek, to be tested for chemicals, temperature, pH, conductivity, and macro-invertebrate health. As shown in the photo to the left, orange discoloration resembling mine drainage was seen along the stream shoreline at the Scotty’s location.







The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is a member of the
Washington County Watershed Alliance
2800 N Main St Ext, Ste 105
Washington, PA 15301


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