Chartiers Creek Watershed Association

(ChCWA)

Attend a ChCWA Meeting

7 PM 2nd Wednesday of the month

Washington County Conservation District

50 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Suite 1

Washington, PA 15301

Chartiers Creek Watershed at a Glance

Chartiers Creek is the heart of Washington County and it's many tributaries are its veins.  Like many American hearts today, Chartiers Creek suffers from many impairments (ailments) from past decades of abuse; however, hopes remain high for the future of Chartiers Creek. 

Upper Chartiers Creek Stats

Watershed Area: 139 Sq. Miles
Mainstem Chartiers Creek Length. 38.5 Miles

Total Length of Streams (with Tributaries): 282 Miles

Primary Concerns: Sprawling Developent, Agricultural Runoff, Acid Mine Drainage, Industrial Contamination, Wastewater.

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Our Association
 

Who We Are
The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association (ChCWA) is a group of volunteers who work to ensure the high environmental quality of the upper portion of Chartiers Creek – the portion located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The lower portion of Chartiers Creek is located in Allegheny County.

ChCWA is a nonprofit water and natural resources conservation group, one of eight such groups under the auspices of the Washington County Watershed Alliance, an umbrella organization that serves as our fiscal agent for grants and helps coordinate our conservation efforts.

Membership in our association is open to anyone who lives, conducts business, or is actively involved within the Chartiers Creek Watershed. We also welcome other individuals and businesses concerned about ensuring the quality of our watershed streams and lakes.

 

What We Do
ChCWA maintains an ongoing schedule of events and projects that help protect our waterways. Our group monitors streams, promotes good water conservation practices, and conducts educational and recreational events for our members and the general public.

Our Mission
The purpose of the Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is to enhance, protect, and develop the ecosystem of the watershed by undertaking the following activities:

  1. Study the natural resources of the watershed

  2. Develop programs to maintain and improve the water resources of the watershed

  3. Promote local interest in natural resource conservation

  4. Involve local support to correct conditions that cause problems for the watershed

  5. Identify federal, state, and local programs (financial, technical, and scientific) that would benefit the watershed

To achieve these goals, ChCWA is committed to working with the real estate community, governments, and other segments of our community, and to be a resource and forum for concepts in the following areas:

  • Land development

  • On-site stormwater retention

  • Watershed management

  • Public policy

Our History
The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association was formally organized on September 29, 1999 by a small group of volunteers who wanted to provide ways and means for protecting the watershed’s natural resources.

At this initial meeting, the group adopted by-laws and elected officers.

ChCWA Projects

The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association hosts and participated in a variety of projects throughout the year. Some of the primary projects ChCWA members are currently working on are:

Find out how to participate!

Check out our latest projects!

See how we're implementing long term strategic planning!

See how long-term efforts pay off!

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Contact Chartiers Creek Watershed Association
M-F 8 AM - 4:30 PM

50 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Suite 1  
​Washington, PA 15301

T: 724-705-7098 (Ask for Jennifer Dann)

E: chartierscreekwa@pawccd.org

President Josh Dunkle

E: joshua.dunkle@gmail.com

Secretary Carrilee Hemington

clhemington@verizon.net

Treasurer Virginia McAnulty

gin@bonkeyhead.com

ABOUT US 

The Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) is a nonprofit organization founded to enhance and coordinate conservation efforts throughout the County and to support the activities of individual watershed associations. 

WCWA Mission: Through a watershed based approach, will: provide a collaborative framework to support the efforts of all local watershed associations; encourage responsible utilization of air, land and water resources; to support sound agricultural activities, encourage sustainable land use, and the protection and preservation of agricultural lands; and promote the protection, preservation and enhancement of the county’s natural resources, biodiversity and ecological health for the benefit of current and future generations.

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CONTACT 

M-F 8 AM - 4:30 PM

50 Old Hickory Ridge Road, Suite 1  
​Washington, PA 15301

T: 724-705-7098

(Ask for Jennifer Dann)

E: info@wcwalliance.org

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