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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.
Read more . . .
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6 pm to ?pm
Buffalo Township Municipal Building
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 . . .
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.
Read more . . .
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
Read more about the construction . . .
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