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
~ 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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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
© 2013 Blacklick Creek Watershed Association
Blacklick Creek Watershed Association 297 Sarah St., Homer City, PA 15748
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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