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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 for more information.   Visit JCWA at 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!


The Jacobs Creek Watershed Association is pleased to announce that we are continuing to offer our scholarship program for 2015. We are offering a $500 scholarship to one high school senior attending school within the Jacobs Creek Watershed and is entering college to pursue a degree in environmental science, engineering or a science-related field of study. Please complete the following general application:  General Application The deadline to submit an application to JCWA is Earth Day, April 22nd Applications will be reviewed by the JCWA Board of Directors and the scholarship Recipient announced by May 8, 2015. If the scholarship applicants or you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact me at 724-887-8220, ext. 3 or at

Article from Tribune Review, Mt Pleasant Journal:

Jacobs Creek Welcomes Annie Quinn

Cami DiBattista | For Trib Total Media Anne Quinn of Pittsburgh was recently named the new executive director of Jacobs Creek Watershed Association. While serving in the new position, Quinn said she hopes to increase community education and support of the Scottdale-based, nonprofit organization. February 10, 2015 By Cami Dibattista Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Jacobs Creek Watershed Association recently welcomed new executive director Anne Quinn. An Export native, Quinn began work in January for the nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Jacobs Creek waterways located in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. “I have always loved the outdoors,” said Quinn, who resides in Pittsburgh. “As a child, my parents would often bring us into the Laurel Highlands for camping, hiking and adventures,” she said. Quinn said she considers the position to be an ideal job, as it allows her to utilize the skills she has mastered while working in the environmental field for more than six years. “My background has a lot of industrial environmental health and safety work and environmental compliance,” Quinn said. She worked as a staff scientist while teaching at RiverQuest, conducted water sampling as a geophysical intern, and interacted with the public and government officials to make environmental changes at the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. “My transition has been wonderful — this really is my dream job,” Quinn said. “The position is a combination of everything  Continue Reading →