The Association is organized to:

~ Promote conservation of watersheds natural resources.

~ Conduct educational & scientific investigation & research related to
   environment within and borders with the watershed.

~ Distribute information regarding the resources of the watershed
   to interested parties and the general public.

~ Educate individuals and organizations in the value of stream controls.

~ Accelerate existing government programs and promote
   necessary conservation to those beneficial to the watershed.

~ Obtain assistance from various sources to develop and protect the
   watershed resources.

~ Accelerate existing governmental programs and promote additional
   programs for sound conservation. Practices, including acquisition,
   leasing, and development of lands in the watershed, in order to
   promote the watershed's founding purposes.

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Our next meeting is October 16 at 7:00 PM.    A copy of our newsletter can be downloaded from the Contact Us Page.  Our next meeting is October 16 at 7:00 PM.    A copy  of our newsletter can be downloaded from our Contact Us page.  Our next meeting is October 16 at 7:00 PM.   A copy of our newsletter can be downloaded from our Contact Us page.
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The BCWA is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1993, providing a structure and focal point to
improve the quality of Blacklick Creek watershed.

With 420 square miles in Western Pennsylvania, including Cambria and Indiana Counties, the watershed is a major contributor to the Conemaugh River Drainage Basin.

The Association has the following objectives to:

~ identify environmental problems of the Blacklick Creek Watershed.

~ develop a watershed management program based on the results
   of past and continuing studies.

~ promote local interest in the problems of natural resources
   conservation; the watershed will solicit local support on the
   programs developed to correct the problem conditions.

~ develop beautification programs and recreational facilities.

~ promote industrial and environmental harmony in the Blacklick
   Creek Watershed.

© 2013 Blacklick Creek Watershed Association

Blacklick Creek Watershed Association  297 Sarah St.,  Homer City, PA  15748
email: bcwapa@gmail.com
The Blacklick Creek watershed is 420 square miles in Indiana and Cambria counties. The largest streams are Blacklick, Twolick and Yellow Creeks.  These and other streams are degraded by severe acid mine discharges.  Many streams within the watershed are polluted with high levels of metals and acidity.  There are many discharges from abandoned underground mines, poorly
reclaimed surface mines and coal refuse piles
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