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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 →

JCWA will have a board meeting Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottdale Borough Building.  The New Year offers us an opportunity to review the year and projects we have accomplished, while also planning for the future.  We welcome all to come and hear about what projects, events, and activities JCWA has planned for the next few months. Come meet the New Executive Director! Come discuss the Strategic Plan for 2015! Join the process and make a difference!  We look forward to seeing you.

JCWA will have a board meeting Tuesday, December 16th 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!  Special Holiday goodies may even make an appearance.  Hope to see you there!