Upcoming Events

Come have some fun with us on the river or in the community!

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

Power Yoga for the Yough

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Confluence Creative Arts Center

An all-levels 90-minute power yoga class with local instructor Brynn Cunningham that will maximize the mind-body connection by synching breath with movement. This class will generate heat! Part of the proceeds will benefit the Youghiogheny Riverkeeper, who will open class with a five to 10-minute informational talk about the program.

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Birds & Beaks at Carnegie Free Library

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carnegie Free Library

Join Lindsey, our education coordinator, to learn about the adaptations of aquatic birds’ beaks. In this all-levels, one-hour program, we’ll use a hands-on activity to discover which beaks are adapted for grasping, ripping, or drinking!

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Youghiogheny: An Appalachian River, with author Tim Palmer

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - October 20 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer! Tim will present a slide show to accompany the new edition of his classic book, Youghiogheny: Appalachian River. This event will be free of charge, and you’ll have three chances to catch it! Tim’s Youghiogheny has been recognized by the Harrisburg Patriot-News as…

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Steyer Bridge Grand Opening

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Steyer Bridge ICV Trail Parking Area

Our latest Indian Creek Valley Trail project is almost done! We can’t wait to introduce our supporters to the new and improved Steyer Bridge! Join us to celebrate this new project on Oct 17, 2023! Festivities will begin at the Steyer Bridge Parking Lot (GPS Location: 39.970189, -79.450313) at 5:00 pm and wrap up around…

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Intro to Fly Fishing Clinic

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hutchinson Park

Join us for this FREE fly fishing clinic with PA Fly Co, Chestnut Ridge Trout Unlimited, and Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited. This fly fishing clinic includes instruction on fly casting, rod set up, macroinvertebrates, bait education and fly tying demonstration. The event will be outdoors at Pavilion #5 at Hutchinson Park in South Union Township,…

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Halloween Walk in the Gorge

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Indian Creek Valley Trail – Gorge Section

Our final Trail Tuesday walk of the autumn season will be a Halloween walk into the Indian Creek Gorge! Meet at the parking lot near Camp Christian for an easy stroll (in your Halloween costume, if you’re feeling the spooky season spirit)! We’ll have candy to hand out for kids (and grown-ups, too). At this…

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Annual Member Appreciation Party

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bear Rocks Community Club

Join us for our annual membership meeting and celebration!

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Fayette Gives

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fayette Gives is a community-wide “day of giving” hosted by the Community Foundation of Fayette County. The goal of the event is to build a stronger Fayette County by engaging the community in philanthropy and supporting local charities! We’d love for you to make a contribution to your favorite charity (including MWA)! All donations received…

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Pennsylvania Fish at Carnegie Free Library

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carnegie Free Library

Join Lindsey, our education coordinator, to learn the habitats of our native Pennsylvania fish! Participants will also learn to cast indoors with our “backyard bass” casting set. Then we’ll make a colorful print of a local fish to take home!

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15th Annual Yough Defense Party!

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Falls City Pub

Yough Defense Party – November 16, 2023

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