CANONSBURG LAKE RESTORATION
with Venture Outdoors!
Sunday, October 4th – 1 to 3 pm
Like to kayak? Then this event is for you! On the first Sunday in October, ChCWA will
join Venture Outdoors
in cosponsoring a kayak trip on Canonsburg Lake.
We’ll paddle around the 108-acre PA Fish and Boat Commission lake. Guest speakers from the
Canonsburg Lake Restoration & Improvement Committee and Chartiers Creek Watershed
Association will talk about the lake's history and the plans for its improvement.
ChCWA participants will also have a chance to learn about Venture Outdoors and to meet
some of its members.
plus info about the paddle and Canonsburg Lake . . .
FALL “MACRO” MONITORING
BEGINS IN OCTOBER
Volunteer now – it’s fun and educational!
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.
If you’d like to volunteer for this monitoring, dates are available on weekdays and
weekends. ChCWA provides all training and supplies, along with experienced guides to
accompany volunteers. This activity is appropriate for adults and supervised young
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.
NEW METHANE SAMPLING
Data will be available soon on the web!
The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is enhancing its stream monitoring agenda
with a totally new program – methane sampling! Our volunteers are collecting stream
samples throughout the watershed for study by Penn State researcher Susan Brantley
and her colleagues. When analyzed, these samples will enable the researchers to
estimate the amount of methane in groundwater discharge to streams.
Read more . . .
Thanks for your donation on
WCCF Day of Giving!
Our WCWA / ChCWA members and supporters came through for us again on this year’s “Day of Giving”
held September 9 by the
Washington County Community Foundation).
The Washington County Watershed Alliance took in $1,467 from 21 donors. ChCWA will receive
a portion of this amount, increased by our share of the bonus pool dollars.
It was great “meeting you at the Fair”!
At this year’s Washington County Fair in August, members of ChCWA and other watershed groups
met and talked with hundreds of folks about what we’re doing to protect natural resources in
People from near and far stopped by our booth to learn about water quality monitoring,
streambank restoration, and local flora and fauna. Kids loved the ChCWA frog game, and
migrated to our display of macro-invertebrate water critters.
Thanks for stopping by our booth…we’re already busy
working on and planning for next year’s display!
The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is a member of the
Washington County Watershed Alliance
2800 N Main St Ext, Ste 105
Washington, PA 15301