News

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Raising Funds to Purchase Land and Protect Rasler Run

August 11, 2022
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MWA is proposing to purchase a 192.6 acre property in Fayette County which borders Indian Creek, a tributary of the Youghiogheny River,…

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Summer Fish Surveys Went Swimmingly

August 2, 2022
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In the last week of June, staff at the Mountain Watershed Association were able to slide into their hip waders to join…

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Mountain Pines Zoning Meeting Review and Further Call to Action

July 5, 2022
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On May 11th, 2022, the Fayette Zoning Hearing Board held a public hearing to determine if Mountain Pines should be granted a…

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MWA Tests Nurdle Patrol Against Spill

June 10, 2022
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MWA responded to buffer cars filled with nurdles careening into the water and crumpling on the riverbanks.

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An Ancient Ally: Warnings from Freshwater Sponges

June 1, 2022
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Underneath the rocks that cover the floors of our watershed lives possibly the oldest animals ever recorded, sponges. They’re not much to…

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Water Guardians Afterschool Club Receives Funding for 2022/2023 School Year

May 27, 2022
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The Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) is happy to announce a new upcoming education project: the Water Guardians After School Youth Club. During…

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Community Concerned Over Proposed Mountain Pines Expansion

April 7, 2022
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One of Mountain Watershed’s Association’s neighbors, Mountain Pines Campground, has recently become the center of attention in our local community. During a…

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High Quality Streams – High Quality Fish

March 15, 2022
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The Youghiogheny River Watershed is known for its clean and cool tributaries, fishing, whitewater rafting, and coal mining.  Our industrial minded history…

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Area Landfills Accept Toxic Shale Gas Waste

February 15, 2022
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Shale gas development through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Western Pennsylvania has been consistent for over a decade. As the natural gas industry…

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The Ramifications of Renewing Mariner East’s Permits

January 13, 2022
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In just a few weeks – February 12 – the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) construction permits for Sunoco’s Mariner East Pipeline…

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