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.

The HeART of the Laurel Highlands: Stone Shaping Demonstration

February 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The HeART of the Laurel Highlands: Legal Defense Fundraiser Series  Gather to defend the place we love, the Laurel Highlands. Mountain Watershed Association will be taking legal action to protect the heart of the Laurel Highlands and the headwaters of Jacobs Creek Watershed, Indian Creek Watershed, and the Loyalhanna Watershed from coal mining impacts. Attend…

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Nature Poetry Workshop

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Laurelville Retreat Center
Free

Join Mountain Watershed Association and co-host, Laurelville, at their new pavilion on Saturday, March 4th, 10am-12pm, for a free Nature Poetry Workshop. Ages 12 and up. Journal about your five senses as you take in the scenery at Laurelville Retreat Center. Learn how to turn what you experienced into your very own poem. MWA’s Indian…

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The HeART of the Laurel Highlands: Piano Music

March 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The HeART of the Laurel Highlands: Legal Defense Fundraiser Series  Gather to defend the place we love, the Laurel Highlands. Mountain Watershed Association will be taking legal action to protect the heart of the Laurel Highlands and the headwaters of Jacobs Creek Watershed, Indian Creek Watershed, and the Loyalhanna Watershed from coal mining impacts. Attend…

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Community Fishing Clinic

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
C.W. Resh Memorial Park
Free

Join MWA and PA Fly Co for a free community fishing clinic at Resh Park in Indian Head, PA. PA Fly Co will have demonstrations and one-on-one help with learning how to fly fish. Test out a pole, learn how to cast, and get ready to have some fun in the stream! Try out some…

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Road Cleanup at the MWA Office

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

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
Free

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
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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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Yough River Cleanup (West Newton)

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cedar Creek Park
Free

We will be meeting at Cedar Creek Park in Belle Vernon at 9:00 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

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Golf Scramble. Proceeds benefit the Steyer Bridge project on the Indian Creek Valley Trail.   More information to come!

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