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UP NEXT: RIVER SOJOURN, July 11, 2015. Click HERE for details. Registration is open NOW and you can register online at www.ccwaevents.org. We will send you all the paperwork by mail after you register online. See you on the water!
Sojourn Registration Deadline has been EXTENDED until July 3–so get registered NOW!
POKER RUN: A HUGE SUCCESS!
THANK YOU to all the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants who worked to make our inaugural Poker Run an astounding success! We had 158 participants and 30 volunteers with gorgeous, sunny weather, BBQ dinner, games, and entertainment to add to the fun day. We have tons of photos at our FaceBook Page. We will see you all next year!
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.