Hatch Fun Geocaching Event this Saturday, August 1st at Hatch Run Pavilion in Warren, PA. FREE and open to the public. For more info, go HERE.
CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO the close of the day on SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015. For details, click HERE.
Our First-Ever Sojourn was a success and people commented how much they enjoyed this educational group paddle trip. Thank you State Representative Kathy Rapp for reading and presenting a proclamation naming us River of the Year for 2015! Thank you to our four expert presenters who spoke on a variety of topics along the way: Tom Erlandson, JCC-retired: Geology of the Conewango Creek Watershed; Nate Welker, USFS: Aquatic Biodiversity of the Conewango Watershed; Cecile Stelter, PA Forest Bureau: Importance of Healthy Diverse Forests to the Conewango Creek Watershed; and Chase Putnam, Warren County Historical Society-retired: Local History of the Conewango Creek Area. Thank you to all the organizers and volunteers who helped get this off the ground. And thank you to all the participants who helped make this a fun and enjoyable success.
Up Next: Hatch Fun Geocaching Event, August 1, 2015. For more info go HERE.
Conewango Creek Featured on Erie TV News
A story about Conewango Creek ‘s River of the Year designation and its effect on Warren County was aired on July 9. Paul Wagner of WICU/WSEE TV interviewed board members of CCWA, the Watershed Specialist for the Warren Co. Conservation District, a representative of the Warren Co. Visitor Bureau, and the owner of Conewango Kayak Canoe Rentals. See the segment at this link: http://www.erietvnews.com/story/29513580/river-of-the-year-award-puts-spotlight-on-conewango-creek .
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.