Upcoming Events

Come have some fun with us on the river!

We lead educational and recreational events all year long as we work to defend the Yough.

Volunteer Opportunity: Water Monitoring at Popular Swimming Holes

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mountain Watershed Office

Mountain Watershed Association will be holding a Volunteer Training Day for water quality sampling on April 12th at 2pm at MWA’s office in Melcroft, PA. At the training, volunteers will learn how to collect bacteria samples at popular swimming holes and be introduced to our new volunteer supply and drop off station. No experience is…

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Road Cleanup at the MWA Office

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mountain Watershed Office

Join us for a litter cleanup along Indian Creek Valley Road on Saturday, April 15. We will be meeting at the MWA office in Melcroft. Gloves, vests, bags, and litter grabbers will be provided. Bring your friends! Please RSVP. Contact Sarah@mtwatershed.com with any questions.

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Yough River Cleanup (Connellsville)

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Yough River Park

Join us this Earth Day for a litter cleanup on the Youghiogheny River! We will be meeting at Yough River Park in Connellsville at 10:00 am. There will be opportunities to participate both on land and on the river. Rafts, paddles, and life vests are available to borrow for the event, please email Eric@mtwatershed.com to…

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Birds & Blooms Guided Walk in the Gorge

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Indian Creek Valley Trail – Gorge Section
Free16 spots left

Explore the Indian Creek Gorge with local naturalist Lisa Smith and expert birder Josh Lawrey for a 1.5 mile, slow paced, informative, and enjoyable interpretive walk. Come and see the natural diversity right in our backyard. This walk is for the whole family! We will begin the bird walk at 8:00 am and will meet…

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Wild Spring Greens: Ramps Walk and Talk

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free6 spots left

Join Eric Burkhart, the Appalachian Botany and Ethnobotany Program Director with the Penn State Extension Service for a guided walk to discuss everyone’s favorite springtime wild onion. This event is hosted by another group but supporters of MWA have been invited to attend. Space is limited. To avoid unaccounted for attendees, we will not be…

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Yough River Cleanup (West Newton)

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Cedar Creek Park

We will be meeting at Cedar Creek Park in Belle Vernon at 10:00 am. We will float down to West Newton and end near the Giant Eagle. Rafts, paddles, and life vests are available to borrow for the event, please email Eric@mtwatershed.com to reserve your raft! Shuttle service back to Cedar Creek Park will be…

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Growing Up Wild: a Project WET Training

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Free Library

MWA is partnering with the Allegheny Land Trust to host a 2-hour environmental education training through Project WET. Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education curriculum that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up…

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3rd Annual Golf Scramble

June 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Donegal Highlands Golf Course

Join Mountain Watershed Association for our 3rd Annual Golf Scramble! This year, the event has moved to the Donegal Highlands Golf Course. Registration begins at 8:00am, Golfing starts at 9:00am $125 per golfer – includes 18-holes, golf cart, lunch, dinner, two beverages, and prizes. Teams consist of up to 4 golfers. **Hole-in-One winning prize is…

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3rd Annual Yough River Float Trip

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hazelbaker’s Canoe Rentals

Join us on a 4-hour Yough River Float Trip with Hazelbakers River Trips! Arrive at 10:00 am, park at Hazelbaker’s in Layton We will shuttle to Dawson and float back down to Layton (arrive ~4pm) Things to note: Perfect for beginners, class 1 moving flatwater People may bring a small cooler with beverages/snacks to take…

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