Summer 2013 Activity
Bacterial Monitoring of streams
in the Chartiers Creek Watershed.
Streambank Restoration Project
along Catfish Creek near downtown Washington, PA
An important step toward protecting Catfish Creek in Washington was completed on Friday,
May 31, when volunteers from the Chartiers Creek Watershed Association and employees
of the City of Washington, PA planted shrubbery on the bank.
The planting will help to hold the soil in place during heavy rains and thereby protect the
adjacent local road and private property from erosion. The plants were purchased by Chartiers
Creek Watershed Associationwith funds from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and
from a Dominion Foundation mini-grant program.
City employees had prepared the site by re-grading the area and adding riprap to the bank where
needed. This planting will complement the City of Washington’s stormwater management project.
The site is near the intersection of Elm Street and Springfield Avenue in Washington PA.
The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is looking for additional funds to complete
the project by planting the opposite bank of Catfish Creek in the fall of 2013. Donations
for that purpose would be most welcome. Tax-deductible donations to the Chartiers Creek
Watershed Association can be made through the Washington County Watershed Alliance,
noting in the memo line of the check that the donation is to help fund riparian buffers.