As a wrap up of our 2015 River of the Year celebration, The Conewango Creek Watershed Association is hosting a year-end Gala on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Jackson Valley Golf Club on Rt. 69 between North Warren and Sugar Grove. This is our last celebration event of the River of the Year events.
Happy Hour starts at 5:30PM (cash bar) with dinner at 6;30PM. Special Guest Speaker will be University of Buffalo PhD Candidate Robin Foster making her presentation on the Eastern Hellbender. You won’t want to miss this!
RSVP by Friday, October 16!
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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.