15 hours ago
We had a great time this week helping MAWC stream sample Jacobs Creek and other local watersheds located in MAWC’s Source Water Protection Area.
We got to work with a great group of women, see a bald eagle and sample 15 beautiful tributaries! JCWA is glad we could help and look forward to future partnerships with MAWC. ...
2 days ago
6 days ago
It's #WorldWaterMonitoryDay! JCWA is constantly monitoring the streams in our watershed to see how healthy they are. We check for things like the oxygen levels, presence of fertilizers, acid and more to see if the water has the right conditions for fish, swimming and a healthy watershed.
Pictured below we are collecting macroinvertebrates for our Annual BioAssessment. Marcoinvertebrates are stream insects which can tell us a lot about the health of a stream with out conducting a chemical test. Only certain types of macros can live in healthy water and certain types can withstand a lot of pollution. Depending on what we find, we know how much pollution is in the water.
We use all of this data to update the status of our streams and develop ways to repair some of the streams which are in bad shape to uphold our mission of conserving and rehabilitating our beautiful watershed! ...
1 week ago
Jacobs Creek Watershed Association posted a video to playlist Walk Our Watershed.
1 week ago
Did you know the Alliance Furnace is in our watershed? Walk a little over a mile through State Game Lands to reach the historical spot. Pass under railroad bridges and dip your toes in Jacobs Creek along the way! #WalkOurWatershed
Alliance Furnace, Pennsylvania 15479
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Jacobs Creek Watershed Association
10 Mt Pleasant Road,
Scottdale PA 15683
(724) 887-8220, extension 3