Protecting, Preserving, and Restoring the Youghiogheny River Watershed

PA American Water in Negotiations to Purchase the Indian Creek Valley Water Authority

February 7, 2023

PA American Water has indicated its wishes to buy the Indian Creek Valley Water Authority (ICVWA). If successful, the move would result in privatizing the now-public entity, reflecting a larger…

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Zoning Hearing Board Issues Decision on Mountain Pines Campground Expansion

January 20, 2023

Diamond Properties, LLC, owner of the Mountain Pines Campground in Saltlick Township, is seeking to expand its campground operations onto the neighboring property that currently houses the former Clifford N.…

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Kalp Treatment System Awarded Funds for Expansion

January 20, 2023

On Monday, January 16th, 2023, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced that Mountain Watershed Association (MWA) was awarded a total of $222,482 for the The Kalp Passive Treatment…

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Planting Trees to Stabilize the Streambank

January 3, 2023

On October 20th, MWA assisted Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Fish and Boat Commission in live staking.  Live staking is used to increase fish habitat, slope strength, and plant cover. The…

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Residents Turn Out to Stop MAX Expansion

December 12, 2022

MAX Environmental, the hazardous waste landfill overlooking Yukon PA, wants to get bigger. To extend profits, it needs to expand as its existing landfills reach capacity. So the company has…

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Upcoming Events

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3rd Annual Yough River Float Trip

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

Birds & Blooms Guided Walk in the Gorge

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Indian Creek Valley Trail – Gorge Section
Free48 spots left

Growing Up Wild: a Project WET Training

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

Stories of the River

In watersheds every action affects the entire system. We work towards a world where our communities and decision-makers learn from watersheds and act as if what affects one of us affects all of us.

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MWA is fighting the good fight and going up against the big hitters to restore the Yough to what it is meant to be.

- Jesse Wilson, a recreation-loving bike tour manager who is often dependent on the creaks as a source of drinking water when out on his adventures. Due to extensive resource extraction, AMD runoff, E. Coli, etc., the water is frequently not drinkable even after filtration.

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I appreciate MWA because without them, I wouldn’t have known how to do this alone. MWA is helping me and my community fight.

- Peg Mansberry, a resident near Poplar Run working with her community to fight a proposed strip mine that would pollute the river and bring back the toxic, orange waters of her youth.

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“The Mountain Watershed were the only people we could talk to that actually understood,” says Mary Jo, “They tried everything they could, the advice they gave, just knowing someone was there listening to us.”

- Mike and Mary Jo Picklo, residents impacted by the Acosta deep mine who turned to Mountain Watershed for legal education and direct action support.

MWA is fighting the good fight and going up against the big hitters to restore this place to what it is meant to be.

- Jesse Wilson, a recreation-loving bike tour manager who is often dependent on the creaks as a source of drinking water when out on his adventures. Due to extensive resource extraction, AMD runoff, E. Coli, etc., the water is frequently not drinkable even after filtration.

I appreciate MWA because without them, I wouldn’t have known how to do this alone.

- Peg Mansberry, a resident near Poplar Run working with her community to fight a proposed strip mine that would pollute the river and bring back the toxic, orange waters of her youth.

Direct Support Fund

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APPLY TO MWA'S DIRECT SUPPORT FUND!

The Direct Support Fund provides small grants to grassroots groups and advocates working toward social change on environmental justice, shale gas and petrochemical issues.

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