News

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Gray Bear Statue on the Ground

MWA Welcomes New Team Members

May 31, 2023
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Spring is a time of renewed energy, when plants and wildlife emerge from dormancy and the woods come alive with buzzing, birds…

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River Cleanup: Cedar Creek to West Newton

May 22, 2023
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Over the weekend, MWA and the Youghiogheny Riverkeeper hosted the second river cleanup of 2023! More than 30 people, including MWA staff…

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Rustic Ridge Meeting: In Case You Missed It!

May 19, 2023
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Last night, community members from the Laurel Highlands and beyond gathered with the Mountain Watershed Association at Laurelville Retreat Center to discuss…

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Carbon Rights – to Sell or not to Sell?

May 17, 2023
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Is selling your carbon credits actually a good financial move?

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MWA’s Outdoor Resource Library

May 3, 2023

The last time I was in a creek, I was playing with some kids during an environmental education program. (A macroinvertebrate collection…

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Call to Action: Sign on to the Letter “DEP, Do Better for the Laurel Highlands”

April 26, 2023
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Over the last decade, the Laurel Highlands has witnessed continued efforts by industry to expand resource extraction in the region. Coal, a…

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Connecting the East Palestine Derailment to the Yough Watershed

April 3, 2023
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In the months following the devastating train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio that occurred on February 3rd, 2023, Mountain Watershed Association (MWA)…

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brown and black insect on green leaf

Spotted Lanternfly Arrives in the Laurel Highlands

March 23, 2023
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As temperatures rise and spring emerges here in the Youghiogheny River watershed, a new threat to our environment has emerged. The pesky…

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Recruiting Volunteers for Weekly Water Monitoring

March 20, 2023
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Mountain Watershed Association will be holding a Volunteer Training Day for water quality sampling on April 12th at 2pm at MWA’s office…

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Finding Hope in Rostraver’s Wellpad Denial

March 7, 2023
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After 10 months of hearings, presentations, and appeals from the public, the Rostraver Zoning Hearing Board denied Olympus Energy’s application for a…

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