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High Quality Streams – High Quality Fish

March 15, 2022

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…

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Mussel Surveys in Indian Creek

August 16, 2021

Recently, from July 20th to the 23rd, MWA conducted freshwater mussel surveys with assistance from Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC).  DCNR staff members from Ohiopyle and Laurel Hill State Park were…

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A Laurel Highlands Springtime in a Changing Climate

April 22, 2021

Spring has sprung in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. The ephemeral streams are flowing, the hillsides and valleys are blanketed with native spring wildflowers, and the neo-tropical migratory birds are…

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