Blacklick Creek Watershed Association
Homer City, PA 15748
The BCWAis an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1993, providing a structure and focal point to improve the quality of Blacklick Creek watershed. With420 square milesin Western Pennsylvania, including Cambria and Indiana Counties, the watershed is a major contributor to the Conemaugh River Drainage Basin. 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 purpose.
Conemaugh Valley Conservancy
Johnstown, PA 15907-0218
West Penn Trail offers 15 miles of biking and hiking between two of Indiana County's unique historic towns, Saltsburg and Blairsville. An annual boat-bike-run West Penn Trail Triathlon is held in October. The Conservancy operates the annual Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh Rivers Sojourn, 4 days of paddling on the Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail, from Johnstown to Apollo. CVC also hosts quarterly outings that showcase historic, scenic, and recreation resources in the region.
Crooked Creek Watershed Association
Ford City, PA 16226
The Crooked Creek Watershed Association consists of volunteers who organize systems and projects which work together in efforts of improving the quality of water in Crooked Creek and its tributaries. This non-profit group also strives to preserve and enhance natural habitats in the watershed while also providing education and greater public awareness.
Indiana, PA 15701
Evergreen Conservancy is a relatively new non profit in the Indiana area. Our mission is to advance the preservation, protection and stewardship of Natural, Cultural and Historic Resources in and around Indiana County. Since our inception we have focused our attention on AMD remediation, development of the Tanoma Wetlands Educational Center, and making it possible for home owners to conserve their lands for generations. We are a group of caring and committed volunteers who work to raise the quality of life in and around Indiana County. We seek to preserve wild life habitat, land, stream access, scenic vistas, working landscapes, and historic and cultural sites. Our crown jewel is the Tanoma Wetlands Educational Center. At this site you can find: a pavilion, a new StoryWalk –“Grandfather Twilight”, parking lot, handicapped accessible trail with tree and plant ID signs, a wind turbine, a water power generation system, solar panels, and a self guided system of signs explaining how iron is removed from AMD. . Directions from Indiana:: Take Route 286 East, Turn left on Tanoma Road, continue on Tanoma Road until you reach Rayne Church Road, turn left on Rayne Church Road, the educational center is on your right, there is a parking lot.
Evergreen Garden Club
Shelocta, PA 15774
Evergreen Garden Club meets once a month on the 3rd Monday. We have guest speakers who present programs that are based on floral designs, gardening, etc. We also help with beautifying various organizations in their outdoor projects.
Indiana Community Garden
Indiana, PA 15701
The Indiana Community Garden project seeks to create a healthy and enjoyable community movement through planting, harvesting, cultivating, educating, cooking and sharing of knowledge and ideas. Together, all aspects of community gardening will be promoted, explored and implemented.
Indiana Garden Club
Indiana, PA 15701
Indiana Garden Club meets the third Monday of each month. Please visit our website for further information.
Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway
Altoona, PA 16603
The Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway™ is a 320-mile corridor that follows the historic path of the Main Line Canal System. It intends to serve as a physical connector that improves opportunities for public access, linkage to important destinations, and economic development. It is not a single, long-distance trail for unimpeded travel. Its core directive: facilitate a continuous land-and water-based recreation system that serves as a connectivity and unification tool for local governments and organizations wishing to create recreation, heritage, environmental, educational, and economic development projects that maximize the quality of life for Pennsylvania residents. http://mainlinecanalgreenway.org/experiencing-the-greenway/traveling-by-boat/kiski-conemaugh-water-trail/