WPC Seeks Public Input on a Draft Watershed Plan for the McKean and Potter County Region

Mon, May 16th 2011, 10:12. Filed under News Releases.

Ridgway, Pa. – May 16, 2011 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will hold public meaetings to present its draft watershed conservation plan for the McKean and Potter County communities along the Allegheny River and its tributaries – Oswayo, Potato and Tunungwant creeks. At these events, community residents may review the draft Allegheny River Headwaters Conservation Plan and provide comments.

The Conservancy is encouraging individuals who live or work in the area, own a business or land in the region, enjoy outdoor recreation, or are interested in natural resources, historic preservation, tourism, or community enhancement, to attend these meetings.

  • Wednesday, May 18, 7 p.m. at the Coudersport Public Library, 502 Park Avenue
  • Thursday, May 19, 5 p.m. at the Port Allegany High School auditorium, 20 Oak Street
  • Friday, May 20, 5 p.m. at the Bradford Area Public Library, 67 West Washington Street

Comments on the plan will be received through June 20, 2011.

This project is funded, in part, by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.

For more information, contact Kylie Maland at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Allegheny Regional Office at (814) 776-1114 or kmaland@paconserve.org.

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About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC helped to establish ten state parks, conserved nearly 230,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 1,500 miles of rivers and streams. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 12,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 11,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.


Media contact:

Eric Sloss
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(412) 586-2358
esloss@paconserve.org

 

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