Watershed Alliance Annual Report - 2015
For more information regarding projects and accomplishments of 2015, please see our Annual Report below.
WCWA Photo Contest
Submission deadline is March 1, 2017!!
Registration forms available here.
The Washington County Watershed Alliance is hosting its 1st annual environmental photo contest. We plan to use your pictures to create a community driven calendar. Our theme for Calendar year 2018 is: Beautiful Natural Sites or Features of Washington County through the Seasons.
The prizes for winners are as follows:
1st place - $40
2nd place - $30
3rd place - $20
Additionally there will be another $20 awarded for the people’s choice winner; ribbons to the top 3 and People’s Choice winner; Certificates for 8 other photos selected for the calendar.
All contest winners who provided photos that are selected to be printed in the Calendar will obtain a free membership for the Washington County Watershed Alliance for 2018 – 2019, the 2018 Calendar and a new and revised Washington County Watershed Map.
Washington County Community Foundation Day of Giving September 13, 2016
Donations can be made to the Washington County Watershed Alliance online on that date OR by check from now to the 13th. Forms available here.
Buffalo Creek Watershed Association Upcoming Events
September 8 – Free Public Program Washington County Beekeepers Association What’s the Buzz
Learn about the interesting and extremely valuable honeybee from Perry Arlia, Washington County BeeKeeper's Association 7 pm Buffalo Twp, Building, Sweet door prizes!
October 13 – Free Public Program Bats, Bluebirds, and Boxes
Pennsylvania Game Commission Officer Rich Joyce will discuss our important bat population and the challenges bats are facing. He will also talk about the positive human impact on the Eastern bluebird. See a bat box and learn to construct a bluebird box, and possibly take a bluebird nesting box kit home with you! 7 pm Buffalo Twp, Building - door prizes!
Events will be held at: Buffalo Twp. Building, 400 Buffalo Center Lane, Washington, PA 15301
Just off I-70 Exit 11 Taylorstown
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
724-484-7537 for program information and to reserve seating .
Washington County Watershed Alliance Meetings
The Alliance board meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Washington County Conservation District office. Meetings are open to the community, and we welcome all residents to attend. Our next meeting is September 6, 2016.
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Over 100 students from multiple school districts have been participating in this years Passport program. The poem shown above is for our "Green Writer" category.
We would like to thank Hallee for the effort she put forward in writing this wonderful poem. Keep up the good work! We look forward to discovering other student projects.
The Washington County Watershed Alliance
The Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) is a nonprofit conservation organization for the whole county, designed to enhance and coordinate the activities of individual watershed associations.
Curious about what a watershed is? Well, a watershed is an area of land that water flows across or under on its way to a stream, river, or lake. There are over two thousand watersheds in the continental United States. Everyone lives in a watershed as do animals, fish, birds, and insects. We all influence what happens in our watersheds by how we treat the natural resources contained within their boundaries.