TO SPEAK AT ChCWA JULY MEETING
Wednesday, July 13 from 7 to 9 pm
Pumping new life into our River Conservation Plan will be one of the key topics at our July meeting, when
joins us to share her knowledge of environmental and resource protection
Ms. Hollingsworth-Segedy is associate director, river restoration, for American Rivers, a national
organization dedicated to protecting and restoring rivers and conserving clean water. Learn more
Don’t miss this special presentation!
CHCWA BACTERIAL SAMPLING ON HOLD
Summer is when we usually monitor streams for bacteriological contamination, using testing supplies provided
by the PA Department of Environmental Resources (DEP). This summer, however, the DEP does not plan to test.
“Our watershed is always ready to test for bacteria in the summer,” says ChCWA secretary Carrilee Hemington,
“so we’re hoping the DEP will resume the program next year.”
ChCWA receives Dominion 2016
Watershed Mini-Grant Award
Carrilee Hemington, ChCWA secretary, accepts a watershed mini-grant of $850 from Don Houser,
Director of Regional Federal, State, and Local Affairs for Dominion. With this grant, we
will be able to purchase a new swing sampler and attachments for stream monitoring, and to
color print four issues of our newsletter. ChCWA wishes to thank the Dominion Foundation for
this award, a vital addition to our watershed conservation work.
Carrilee also accepted a Dominion mini-grant of $1,650, on behalf of the Washington County
Watershed Alliance, for water quality monitor maintenance supplies and for producing a
Financial support for this project is provided by the Dominion Foundation
which is dedicated to the economic, physical and social health of the
communities served by Dominion companies.
This grant program was administered by the Western Pennsylvania
Conservancy in commitment to its core mission of conserving
Pennsylvania’s diverse ecosystems through science-based
strategy, leadership, and collaboration.
“Trees near stream should have stayed . . .”
That was the message of ChCWA’s May 14th letter-to-the-editor, written by Carrilee Hemington
and published in the Washington Observor-Reporter. Carrilee was referring to the cutting down
of trees and shrubs along Chartiers Creek, near Chartiers-Houston Junior/Senior High School.
Her letter was in response to an earlier letter by Gary Popiolowski, a science teacher at
Chartiers-Houston, who wrote to protest the tree and shrub removal by Chartiers Township.
Both letters expressed the hope that the township would replant the area and, in the future,
refrain from removing treed riparian buffers along streambanks.
Read entire versions of both letters . . .
The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is a member of the
Washington County Watershed Alliance
2800 N Main St Ext, Ste 105
Washington, PA 15301