River Conservation Plans

A River Conservation Plan is a comprehensive document detailing all the characteristics of a watershed, providing a holistic approach to preservation and protection. The document overviews all the existing studies for the region and will include a list of recommendations, that when implemented, will improve conditions within the watershed. Mountain Watershed Association, under the guidance of Project Steering Committee, is currently working to update the existing Indian Creek River Conservation Plan and create the Youghiogheny River Conservation Plan: Part 1, Dunbar Creek to Headwaters.

Benefits of a River Conservation Plan

Having a River Conservation plan provides a prioritized plan of action for improving our watershed community. The plan will compile all the information known about the Indian Creek watershed in one “go-to” document. Once the plan has been completed and is recognized on the Pennsylvania River’s Registry, funding opportunities are available for projects identified within the plan.

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What's in the plan

The plan is broken down into five resource chapters and a list of recommended projects. The five resource chapters include Project Area Characteristics, Land Resources, Water Resources, Biological Resources and Cultural Resources.

News & Updates

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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