Posts by Eric Harder
High Quality Streams – High Quality Fish
The Youghiogheny River Watershed is known for its clean and cool tributaries, fishing, whitewater rafting, and coal mining. Our industrial minded history paired with our current love for the outdoors…Read More
What is your favorite type of river trash?
Spring is here and river cleanup season is upon us. Many communities are hosting cleanups throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Connellsville has an annual citywide cleanup coming up. Dunbar Township has made great improvements…Read More
Yough Defense Party – The Early Days
This year will be the 12th Annual Yough Defense Party. The party started with an idea by Ohiopyle’s own Scott Bortree. “Can we buy a keg to raise money…Read More
What’s Happening with Hellbenders?
The Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) The Eastern Hellbender is the largest North American salamander and happens to be the Pennsylvania State Amphibian. The Hellbender is directly related to species that…Read More
Recreation in the Yough: Is Bacteria a Concern?
Mountain Watershed Association has been dedicated to clean water for over 25 years. We believe the path to cleaner water uses science, education, and advocacy. Our extensive water sampling program…Read More
Source Water in the Highlands
The sources of water throughout our area seem abundant. In fact, Pennsylvania has the highest stream density and second only to Alaska for total stream miles in the country with…Read More