CCWA Annual Gala October 20th at Chautauqua! Public Welcome!
Warren Times Observer
Monday, October 3, 2016
CCWA’s annual Gala set
By BRIAN FERRY
Dinner, volunteerism, a chance to join the board, and a presentation.
The annual Conewango Creek Watershed Association Gala will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at La Familia Restaurant, 1 Pratt Ave., Chautauqua, N.Y.
The public is welcome to join members and volunteers at the event.
The guest speaker will be Will Miller, conservation director for the Seneca Nation of Indians. He will talk about the nation’s eastern hellbender raising and reintroduction program and will bring along a live hellbender.
The association will honor its Volunteer of the Year and other volunteers.
There are three open spots for directors and an election will be held.
“Anyone with an interest in the watershed can run for director and we are especially looking for directors to represent Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties in New York,” Chairperson Liz Dropp said. “If you would like to run for a director position or nominate someone else, please contact our office.”
Door prizes will be awarded and raffles will be held throughout the event – including the drawing of the 2016 kayak raffle.
The association asks that those who plan to attend R.S.V.P. by calling 726-1441 or by email to email@example.com. There is no charge to attend, but donations will be accepted.
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.
EXCITING NEWS! The Conewango Creek Watershed Association (CCWA) has MOVED!
In fact we’ve moved to a much cooler address that beNEfits 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.