Latest JCWA News:


 JCWA’s Executive Director, Patty Miller, has accepted a position with the Waterways and Wetlands Program of the PA DEP and will be leaving in December.  Therefore, the search is out for a new executive director. If you or someone you know want to venture into the watershed world, please see the attached notice and job description by clicking on our Newsletter icon on the right side of this page . If you have any questions about the position, please call 724-887-8220, ext. 3 or email us at    

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!

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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!