The 2nd Annual CCWA Canoe & Kayak Poker Run (June 11) is now Open for Registration. For more info, click HERE.
Have Fun While Doing Good: Chautauqua Lake Outlet Cleanup–May 21. For details and registration info, go HERE.
WARREN GIVES: Fourth Annual Online Giving Campaign!
The Community Foundation of Warren County (CFWC) started an online giving campaign in 2013. It was a big success in 2013 and has grown since then. CFWC wanted to find a way to help the many, small but vital non-profits in Warren County. Taking a page from some other cities that have held similar events, they started “Warren Gives.” This is a one day online donation website to make it easy, fast, and secure for donors to support all their favorite organizations.
This year the date is Wednesday May 18th, from 6 am to 10 pm EDT. Just to go to www.warrengives.org and donate. You can use a computer, tablet, or smart phone. You must use a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card to donate. Minimum donation to any single organization is $10, but you can donate as much as you like and to as many organizations as you like. You can donate to multiple groups in just a few minutes.
Conewango Creek Watershed Association’s goal is to raise $3000 this year through Warren Gives. Spread the word to all your family, friends, and neighbors! We’ll keep you posted on how we are doing as the day progresses.
There are $35,000 in matching funds making this a great opportunity. Every organization will get a share of the match pool dollars proportional to the percentage of donations received. Match dollars make your donation go even farther!
2016 Match Sponsors
DeFrees Family Memorial Fund
Northwest Charitable Trust
Sara Sokolski Memorial Fund
All donations and matching funds go to the organization(s) you donated to. The Community Foundation is assuming all the costs associated with the website, bookkeeping, etc. That makes it a TRIPLE fantastic deal! So get this date on your calendar! You also have the option of having the Community Foundation Warren Gives Website send you reminder emails so you don’t forget. To sign up for email reminders or to learn more, go to www.warrengives.org.
You can find out more about the Community Foundation at their website: http://communityfoundationofwarrencounty.org/.
Need help using the site? CCWA volunteers will be at the new Conservation District Center at the corner of Conewango Ave and Hatch Run Rd from 2:30 to 6:30 pm to help folks donate by computer, tablet, or smart phone. Anyone is welcome to come in for assistance!
Thank You Community Foundation of Warren County and Match Donors!!!!
EXCITING NEWS! The Conewango Creek Watershed Association (CCWA) has MOVED!
In fact we’ve moved to a much cooler address that befits our organization’s name. As of March 21, 2016, our NEW address is:
4000 Conewango Avenue, Warren, PA 16365. Map of location is HERE.
The telephone number is the same (814-726-1441). We have gotten ourselves moved and relatively back to normal so stop by and say “Hello!” any time Monday–Friday 8 am to 4 :30 pm.
We’re much easier to find too! We’re at the corner of Conewango Avenue and Hatch Run Rd in the green building, kitty corner from the Hatch Patch.
This building, the Warren Conservation Center, is also the new home for the Warren County Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Penn Soil RC&D, along with our organization, the Conewango Creek Watershed Association.
Winter Blues Got You Down?
Take a Chance on our Kayak Raffle — See BELOW
Conewango Creek Announces our 2016 Fundraiser:
Kayak Package Raffle– $10 per Ticket or 3 for $25!
Kayak Package (Value $1090) includes:
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 12′ Kayak (Midnight color) and Paddle
Life Vest & Whistle
PA State Launch Permit
Click this website for more information on the Kayak
(Kayak Package donated by Dreamboat Marine and CCWA)
(OR $500 CASH INSTEAD of Kayak Package)
Second Place Prize: Gift Certificate for 3 hours of kayak lessons or kayak rental for two people from Evergreen Outfitters (value $110)
Third Place Prize: Gift Basket of Assorted Locally Made Products (value $50)
Raffle Tickets may be purchased by visiting our office at 4000 Conewango Ave, Warren, PA or at one of our events around the area. (You may also buy tickets by sending a check or money order to our address and adding $1.00 for mailing it/them back. Include a note with how many tickets you want, etc.)
DRAWING will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at our Annual Gala.
River of the Year Merchandise Still Available:
2016 Calendars, T-Shirts, FREE Posters
Is there a special someone who would love to have a commemorative River of the Year T-shirt? Well, take heart, because we still have plenty of T-Shirts ($12), and FREE Posters. Just contact us at 814-726-1441, or stop by our NEW office at 4000 Conewango Ave, Warren, PA (Corner of Hatch Run and Conewango Ave).
Conewango Creek Watershed Association
The Conewango Creek Watershed Association is an unique partnership between two states, three counties, numerous municipalities, and several county, state and federal agencies. The collaboration of the entities, and the citizens within the watershed, has resulted in an organization focused on conserving the heritage and natural resources so important to our communities.
What is a Watershed?
Simply stated, it is an area of land which water flows across or under on its way to a stream, river, or lake. Think of a watershed as a funnel. We all live in a watershed. You and everyone in your community are a part of that watershed community. Watersheds are natural systems that link the land and water resources and the living organisms, including people, within its boundaries. How we live on the land affects the quality and quantity of the resources within the watershed.
The Conewango Creek watershed is a 900 square mile drainage basin that is comprised of many smaller watersheds. Likewise, the Conewango is a portion of the larger Allegheny and Ohio River watersheds. The Conewango watershed contains approximately 780 miles of streams, 423 square miles of forest, and 392 square miles of farmland.The development of this website has been partially funded by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Citizen Education Fund under a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Check out their websites Water: Water Resources Education Network and Drinking Water Wise.