News

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MWA’s Nurdle Patrols, 1-Year Later

November 22, 2021
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In the water, nurdles can be mistaken for a bubble. On land, they look like a rounded quartz pebble. But unlike quartz,…

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A step-by-step guide to logging in and bidding for the Yough Defense Party Virtual Auction

November 5, 2021

The Yough Defense Party is back! Join us in-person on the partio at the Falls City Pub on Thursday, November 18th starting…

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Invenergy Gets Its Air Permit, But More Hurdles Ahead

October 6, 2021
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This Tuesday, October 5, the gas-fired power plant proposed for Elizabeth Township known as Invenergy’s “Allegheny Energy Center” received its air emissions…

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Direct Support Funding Available for Environmental Justice Organizers

August 31, 2021
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Usually, we notice and act on environmental issues close to home. Be it discolored water in our backyard creek or a petition…

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Mussel Surveys in Indian Creek

August 16, 2021
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Recently, from July 20th to the 23rd, MWA conducted freshwater mussel surveys with assistance from Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC).  DCNR staff members…

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Living in the Midst of Climate Change

August 10, 2021
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I am currently expecting the arrival of my first child. When people ask, “Are you excited? Are you nervous?,” my answer confirms…

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Mountain Watershed Association Presents Stream Sessions Film Series

August 5, 2021
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This summer, Mountain Watershed Association is partnering with Working Films to present the Stream Sessions Film Series that will include four films…

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Residents Turn Out for Invenergy Public Hearing

June 15, 2021
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            On June 8th 2021 the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) hosted a public hearing for the proposed 639MW shale gas-fired power plant,…

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The Birds & Blooms of the Indian Creek Gorge

June 1, 2021
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Saturday, May 1, MWA was able to host its yearly Birds and Blooms walk.  To our surprise, around 35 individuals were able…

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Swim Season 2021 is upon us!

April 27, 2021
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Life is resurging all throughout the Youghiogheny River watershed! Spring has sprung as evident by the sounds of birds chirping, squirrel frolicking,…

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