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SCRIP fosters partnerships and shares watershed information so that our collective efforts have the greatest possible impact. Please learn more about our partners and utilize the informational links below for enhanced watershed and conservation knowledge!


Partner Organizations

Cambria County Conservation District The Cambria County Conservation District advocates and assists the Cambria County, PA public through programs, projects and leadership in the stewardship of natural resources to sustain and enhance quality of life.

www.co.cambria.pa.us/conservation-district.aspx

Cambria Somerset Authority The CSA provides high-quality industrial water and public recreation opportunities while practicing conservation throughout the Cambria and Somerset areas

www.cambriasomersetwater.com

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is a nonprofit public foundation that works with donors to develop funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future.

www.cfalleghenies.org

Conemaugh Valley Conservancy The Conemaugh Valley Conservancy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes the preservation of natural, cultural and historic resources in the Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin.

www.conemaughvalleyconservancy.org

Fractracker Fractracker is an online blog and data tool intended to track the impacts of Marcellus Shale extraction. It was developed by The Center for Healthy Environments and Communities at the University of Pittsburgh with support from the Heinz Endowments.

www.fractracker.org

Kiski-Conemaugh Stream Team The Stream Team educates and engages citizen stewards to maintain, enhance and restore the natural resources of the Kiski-Conemaugh River Basin. The Stream Team is a program of the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy. For information, contact Melissa Reckner, Director: (814) 444-2669 or mreckner@kcstreamteam.org.

www.conemaughvalleyconservancy.org/conservation/kcst.html

Greater Johnstown Watershed Association GJWA, one of the region’s oldest watershed associations, was originally formed in 1982, and was revived in recent years to focus on urban community and watershed needs in the Johnstown area.

www.gjwsa.org

Little Conemaugh Watershed Association (LCWA) LCWA's mission is to promote stewardship within the watershed through environmental education, community outreach and stream restoration. LCWA is working to restore a healthy and productive quality of life with the community and enhance the local economy. For information, contact Jacqueline Ritko: (814) 495-4380 or LCWamd@hotmail.com.

Mountain Laurel Trout Unlimited MLTU is a volunteer cold water preservation and enhancement group serving Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties in PA.

www.mltu.org

Natural Biodiversity NB is a program of the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy that conserves the biodiversity of our landscapes and their abilities to sustain themselves by engaging and educating citizen stewards in education, conservation, service-learning, planning, and monitoring.

www.naturalbiodiversity.org

Paint Creek Regional Watershed Association The mission of PCRWA is to restore, enhance and protect the Paint Creek watershed by engaging the public, fostering partnerships, monitoring water quality, and implementing conservation projects.  For information, contact Rich Wargo, President: 814-525-0844.
Shade Creek Watershed Association (SCWA) SCWA's mission is to protect and restore water quality for the tributaries of Shade Creek starting with one stream at a time. For information, contact Larry Hutchinson, President: (814) 754-5953 or shadecreekwa@yahoo.com.

www.shadecreekwatershed.org
Somerset Conservation District The mission of the Somerset Conservation District is to provide local leadership, education, and guidance to the citizens of the County and Commonwealth to ensure the wise use and protection of our precious, natural resources.

www.somersetcd.com
Southern Alleghenies Conservancy / RC&D Council The Southern Alleghenies Conservancy (SAC) is a nongovernment, nonprofit corporation providing services and support to enhance and preserve natural and cultural resources in a six (6) county service area which includes Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties. The Southern Alleghenies Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council is a USDA program dedicated to conservation and community development in the same six counties.

Stonycreek Quemahoning Initiative The Stonycreek Quemahoning Initiative, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation formed by representatives of recreational, sporting, conservation, economic development and historical groups. SQI’s mission is to develop and present the assets of the Stonycreek River heritage corridor.

www.thestonycreek.com
Wells Creek Watershed Association (WCWA) The mission of WCWA is to clean up Wells Creek and to maintain the stream as a high quality fishery through the construction and maintenance of passive treatment systems and annual fish stockings. For information, contact Thurman Korns: (814) 442-3044 or thurmankorns@gmail.com.


Documents

Conservation in Somerset County

Take a moment to read this review of Conservation in Somerset County. This booklet covers items such as the historical, economic and agricultural impacts on conservation in Somerset.
Download and read Conservation in Somerset County!

Stonycreek & Little Conemaugh Watershed Fact Sheets

To find more detailed information on each of the watersheds that comprise the Stonycreek and Little Conemaugh drainage area, download the fact sheets below. Crafted by SCRIP board members and partners, each contains detailed demographics of the watersheds of the SCRIP focus area.

Stonycreek Fact Sheet   -   Little Conemaugh Fact Sheet
Bethlehem Properties August 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the transfer of 5 Bethlehem properties to public ownership!  
Click here to learn more.

Shaffer Mountain Position Position Statement on the Shaffer Mountain Wind Power Facility in Somerset County
Click here to learn more.


Watershed and Environment Information

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations’ enjoyment.

www.dcnr.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
The Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment.

www.depweb.state.pa.us
Marcellus Shale Examiner
Marcellus Shale Examiner is a weekly e-newsletter organized by the PA DEP to chronicle the latest news on Marcellus Shale activities in Pennsylvania.

Click here for more information.
DEP Bureau of Watershed Management

Click here
Pennsylvania Environment Digest
A weekly e-newsletter, dedicated to environmental issues and legislation in PA.

www.paenvironmentdigest.com/newsletter

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
The mission of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities.

www.fish.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Foundation for Watersheds
The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, formerly known as the Western Pennsylvania Watershed Program, is a grant-making foundation that invests in efforts to protect healthy, natural streams around the state — and also to clean up pollution and repair damaged wildlife habitat.

www.pennsylvaniawatersheds.org


The Leaflet
The Leaflet is a monthly e-publication designed to keep citizens up-to-date on environmental happenings within the Allegheny Mountains and is produced by Natural Biodiversity.

www.naturalbiodiversity.org/leaflet.shtml


United States Environmental Protection Agency: Watersheds Web Page

www.epa.gov/owow/watershed

United States Office of Surface Mining
Under the Department of the Interior, OSM is responsible for establishing a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations.

www.osmre.gov


Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation
WPCAMR works with watershed volunteers, technical remediation experts, and government agencies to reclaim lands and streams polluted by historic coal mining in Western Pennsylvania.

www.wpcamr.org




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