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WINGS OVER OUR WATERSHED

                Earth Day 2015 Celebration What: JCWA’s Wings over our Watershed Earth Day Celebration Where: Willow Park, Center Ave, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666 When: Saturday, April 25th at 1:00 pm Why: Because bats and birds are worth saving!       Want to do something that will really take flight for Earth Day this year?  Join JCWA for our Earth Day – Wings Over Our Watershed Event!  We will be painting, finishing, and erecting bat and bird boxes in Willow Park. Birds and Bats are important species locally- by Day and Night!  Let us work together to provide safe habitat for each to thrive in our region.  Without Bats and Birds, we would be bogged down in bugs and up to our ears in mosquitos!         Activities for all ages Includes painting bat boxes and birdhouses, attaching hardware, digging postholes and erecting the boxes high above the creek bed. We will also have a short talk on the importance of our winged and flying friends and some of the issues that concern populations today. Refreshments and snacks will be provided for all volunteers! Come meet the new Executive Director Annie and her Family! PRIZES WILL BE FLOWN ABOUT!   So please join us for an afternoon of fun, education…and just a little bit of work!  For more information, visit our website at: www.jacobscreekwatershed.org Please RSVP by email at annie@jacobscreekwatershed.org or call at 724-887-8220 so we can provide enough equipment and snacks for everyone…and  Continue Reading →

LET’S ARREST SOME POLLUTION! 

2015 Fugitive Tire Roundup Saturday, April 11th 9:00 am at Woodland Country Kennel East Huntingdon Township Please join JCWA and Boy Scout Troop 150 to help remove tires from the creek- they can end up in streams, causing pollution and damage to aquatic habitat.  These tires have been dumped illegally along the roads – and without us- they will stay forever. It is a win-win: We get clean streams AND (as a BOUNTY) BST 150 gets $0.75 per tire.   **We want to SHATTER our 2014 collection number of 400+!*** We will meet at 9:00 am at Woodland Country Kennel – see directions below.     We will have gloves, reflective vests, equipment and refreshments – we just need you!    We need all kinds of help – from directing traffic to litter control to counting tires to handing out supplies – so please come even if you aren’t able to carry a tire.   This cleanup is in a part of Westmoreland Cleanways Annual Fugitive Tire Roundup and all tires will be taken for recycling or proper disposal.  http://www.westmorelandcleanways.org/fugitive_tires.php East Huntingdon Township is donating their truck to haul the tires.  THANK YOU! TOGETHER WE CAN REIGN IN THE FUGITIVES AND CLEAN UP THE CREEK!    Please contact me with any questions or if you need additional information. Thanks so much! Directions:  From Rt. 119, take the Scottdale exit and turn onto Rt. 819 towards Scottdale.  Make right at top of hill onto Fenton Road and follow it until it intersects with Rt. 981.  Turn left onto Rt. 981 and then a quick right onto Bowan Road.  At stop sign, go straight onto Love Road.  Woodland County Kennel is on the  Continue Reading →

DATE:  Saturday March 28th, 2015

TIME: 9:00 am                                                                 

LOCATION: 2 mile stretch of Clay Pike Road in the scenic Chestnut Ridge area.  

                    Directions:  From Rt. 982/Route 31 intersection, follow Rt. 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.   Meet at Donegal Highlands Golf Course parking lot at 9:00 am. Please wear sturdy shoes, long pants and a long sleeved shirt. Gloves, bags, safety vests, and beverages will be provided. Children 8 years old and over will need a parent or guardian to sign release form. Call 724-887-8220, ext. 3 or email at Annie@jacobscreekwatershed.org for more information.   Visit JCWA at www.jacobscreekwatershed.org or on our facebook page.  Pre-cleanup breakfast:  Meet at Brady’s Restaurant at 8:15 am for an optional breakfast to fortify you for the cleanup!  Breakfast costs on your own. Adopt a Highway flier.3-28-15

THE Bi-monthly BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 17th! Please note the change and plan to attend at the Scottdale Borough Building at 6:30pm. Please find the agenda for this meeting HERE. It is your chance to have your voice heard and your concerns addressed! Help us plan our 2015 grant applications! It is also a chance to hear more about upcoming events and opportunities. Snacks will be provided! Join us! Together we can get a lot done!