8th Annual River Cleanups:
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
It’s that time of year again to register for the 8th Annual Allegheny River and Conewango Creek Cleanup!
The cleanup schedule is Saturday September 10 through Saturday September 17, 2016. Volunteers are needed on land, on water, and in various capacities. Volunteers are needed to register people, log people on/off the water, document trash found, drive trucks, haul trailers, unload & sort trash, paddle a canoe to pick up trash, walk the shorelines to pick up trash, shuttle people and boats, and many other duties.
For a complete schedule and to register go to www.alleghenyrivercleanup.com. Please note: waivers are required and may be downloaded from that website too.
We are also seeking new organizers and planners for next year’s cleanup. That’s right, as soon as this cleanup is finished, we move into planning for next year. If you have always wanted to make a difference and put your planning and organizing skills to work for an excellent cause, our cleanup committee NEEDS YOU! Please call the office at 814-726-1441 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas about how you can help.
Name the Otter Contest Now OPEN!
After being named the 2015 PA River of the Year, we adopted a River Otter as our mascot. But we need to name this little creature, so that’s where your creativity comes in! Send your clever names for our River Otter to email@example.com. The Deadline is Saturday, October 1, 2016. We will unveil the new name of our otter at our Annual Gala on October 20, 2016.
Get Outdoors in our Watershed and Take Photos!
The CCWA is holding another Photo Contest. Deadline is September 17, 2016. For details, go HERE.
Raffle Tickets are still available for our Kayak Package. They are 3 for $25 or 1 for $10. Stop by the office, or call 814-726-1441, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours!!! For more info and photos go HERE.
Hatch Fun GeoCaching Event: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9AM to 3PM
You won’t want to miss another great GeoCaching event after last year’s smashing success!! On Saturday, October 8, a NEW GeoArt will be released, along with the chance to win prizes and take chances on our kayak package. Again, it will be held at the CCWA office building at 4000 Conewango Avenue, on the corner of Hatch Run and Conewango Avenue. The event is open to the public and best of all it’s FREE!
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.
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.