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WHAT:  Community Information Gathering Sessions

WHEN & WHERE: 

  • Nov. 18 at Bloom Brew, West Newton PA from 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Nov. 19 at Short Story Brewery, Deep Creek, MD from 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Nov. 20 at Falls City Pub, Ohiopyle, PA from 12:00-8:00 PM
  • Dec. 10 Virtual Meeting on Zoom 6:30-8:00 PM

 

Mountain Watershed Association will be seeking public input for communities in the upper reaches of the Youghiogheny River watershed, specifically the headwaters regions of Maryland, West Virginia and into Pennsylvania, including the Ohiopyle region where Dunbar Creek joins the Youghiogheny River. The issues and concerns that area residents express will be used as the basis for developing a list of projects that, when implemented, will improve the quality of life in the watershed

Through a partnership with Saltlick Township, Mountain Watershed Association, Inc. received a Community Conservation Partnership Program grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to complete the Youghiogheny River Conservation Plan Part 1: Headwaters to Dunbar Creek. The River Conservation Planning process is a highly public involvement process, and we would appreciate your participation. This project entails documenting all the known resource information about the watershed into one concise document, determining threats, and identifying top projects that, once implemented, will improve our community.

Due to COVID-19, we will have various ways that community members and visitors to the region can participate. During the outdoor Yough Defense Party Pop-Up events, you can speak to Mountain Watershed Association staff in person. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when able. If you are not comfortable attending in person, you can register to join us for a virtual meeting via Zoom on Thursday Dec. 10 at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP at bit.ly/YoughRCP to receive the meeting link.

 

Wed. Nov. 18 at Bloom Brew, West Newton PA from 4:00-8:00 PM

Thur. Nov. 19 at Short Story Brewery, Deep Creek, MD from 4:00-8:00 PM

Fri. Nov. 20 at Falls City Pub, Ohiopyle, PA from 12:00-8:00 PM

 

For more information about the project or other ways you can participate in the planning process please visit our website at http://www.mtwatershed.com/river-conservation-plan/ or reach out to Carla Ruddock, Director of Conservation at carla@mtwatershed.com or Eric Harder, Youghiogheny Riverkeeper at eric@mtwatershed.com