Protecting, Preserving, and Restoring the Youghiogheny River Watershed

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Stories of the River

In watersheds every action affects the entire system. We work towards a world where our communities and decision-makers learn from watersheds and act as if what affects one of us affects all of us.

Jesse

MWA is fighting the good fight and going up against the big hitters to restore the Yough to what it is meant to be.

- Jesse Wilson, a recreation-loving bike tour manager who is often dependent on the creaks as a source of drinking water when out on his adventures. Due to extensive resource extraction, AMD runoff, E. Coli, etc., the water is frequently not drinkable even after filtration.

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I appreciate MWA because without them, I wouldn’t have known how to do this alone. MWA is helping me and my community fight.

- Peg Mansberry, a resident near Poplar Run working with her community to fight a proposed strip mine that would pollute the river and bring back the toxic, orange waters of her youth.

Picklo

“The Mountain Watershed were the only people we could talk to that actually understood,” says Mary Jo, “They tried everything they could, the advice they gave, just knowing someone was there listening to us.”

- Mike and Mary Jo Picklo, residents impacted by the Acosta deep mine who turned to Mountain Watershed for legal education and direct action support.

MWA is fighting the good fight and going up against the big hitters to restore this place to what it is meant to be.

- Jesse Wilson, a recreation-loving bike tour manager who is often dependent on the creaks as a source of drinking water when out on his adventures. Due to extensive resource extraction, AMD runoff, E. Coli, etc., the water is frequently not drinkable even after filtration.

I appreciate MWA because without them, I wouldn’t have known how to do this alone.

- Peg Mansberry, a resident near Poplar Run working with her community to fight a proposed strip mine that would pollute the river and bring back the toxic, orange waters of her youth.

Free Dinner and “Gather” Screening Dec. 4!

November 28, 2022

On December 4, 2022, at 5:00pm, Mountain Watershed Association will be hosting a free screening for the documentary “Gather” at Sanaview Farms in Champion, PA. “Gather” is a film about…

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MAX Landfill Expansion Comes with Flood Risk

November 9, 2022

MAX Environmental, the sole RCRA Class C Hazardous Waste Facility in the state of Pennsylvania, is filling up. To extend their profits, MAX Environmental is applying for the permits for…

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Expanding Coal Mines Threaten the Heart of the Laurel Highlands 

October 6, 2022

LCT Energy, LP is a metallurgical coal producer headquartered in Johnstown, PA. Many Fayette and Westmoreland County residents are already familiar with the company, as it operates the Rustic Ridge…

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Take Action Today: PA Senate sells out Municipal Water with SB597

August 31, 2022

Recently, the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 597, the “Water Quality Accountability Act’. If signed into law, it would raise the cost of operations for public water authorities by implementing burdensome…

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Environmental Pros and Cons of the Inflation Reduction Act

August 29, 2022

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The bill’s purposes are to reduce healthcare costs, reduce emissions associated with energy development, and raise…

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Direct Support Fund

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APPLY TO MWA'S DIRECT SUPPORT FUND!

The Direct Support Fund provides small grants to grassroots groups and advocates working toward social change on environmental justice, shale gas and petrochemical issues.

Upcoming Events

Winter Card Making Workshop

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nino’s Restaurant
$65

Gather: Film & Dinner

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SanaView Farm
Free

3rd Annual Golf Scramble

June 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Donegal Highlands Golf Course

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