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JCWA will have a board meeting Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottdale Borough Building.  We welcome all to come and hear about what projects, events, and activities JCWA has planned for the next few months.  Refreshments will be offered, in addition to the chance of winning an amazing door prize!  Hope to see you there!

JCWA Adopt a Highway crew along Clay Pike Road

Come help us make a difference on November 1st to clean up litter along Clay Pike Road!  We will meet at the Donegal Highlands Golf Course parking lot at 8:15 a.m.  Be sure to wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes.  Gloves, bags, and safety vests will be provided along with refreshments.  Looking forward to seeing you there! Directions: From route 982/route 31 intersection, follow route 31 towards Donegal for 4.6 miles.  Turn left onto Clay Pike Road, across from Brady’s Restaurant.  Make first left into the Donegal Highlands parking lot. Pre-cleanup breakfast: Meet at Brady’s Restaurant at 7:30 a.m. for an optional breakfast (breakfast costs on your own).

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JCWA’s annual scholarship for 2014 was awarded to Rachel Miller of Connellsville Area Senior High School.  In the picture, she is seen accepting the award from JCWA President Mike Barrick and Vice President Kristina Tarasan.  The $500 scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior whose school is located within the Jacobs Creek watershed and who will pursue studies in environmental sciences or a related field.  Congratulations, Rachel!


Located in the foothills of the scenic Laurel Mountains, the Jacobs Creek Watershed is a treasure-trove of flowing streams, placid lakes, forests, family farmlands and close knit communities. Jacobs Creek Watershed Association (JCWA) works to preserve, protect and nurture our diverse watershed so we all can enjoy its gifts for generations to come. We encourage you to browse our website, learn more about Jacobs Creek Watershed and join with us to make a difference – and have fun while you’re doing it!