WPC Seeks Input on Draft Plan for Brokenstraw Creek Watershed

Mon, Oct 24th 2011, 14:44. Filed under News Releases.

Ridgway, Pa. – October 24, 2011 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) will hold public meetings for communities that surround the Brokenstraw Creek and its tributaries in Crawford, Erie and Warren counties in Pa., as well as Chautauqua County, N.Y. At these presentations, community residents may review the draft Brokenstraw Creek Watershed Conservation Plan and provide comments through December 1, 2011.

“If you live or work in the area, own a business or land in the region, enjoy outdoor recreation and are interested in natural resources, historic preservation, tourism, or community enhancement, please plan to attend one of these meetings,” said Kylie Maland, WPC’s Upper Allegheny watershed manager. “This is an opportunity for community members to provide feedback about water conservation efforts happening in their region.”

The goals of the Brokenstraw Creek Watershed Conservation Plan are to assess the past and present conditions of the area’s natural resources, promote responsible recreation and encourage stewardship to protect and restore natural resources for the region.

The presentations will be held Monday, October 31, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at the Corry Elementary School cafeteria, 423 Wayne Street, Corry, Pa. and Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Public Library, 100 Broad Street, Youngsville, Pa.

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, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. For more information, please contact Kylie Maland at WPC’s 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 has helped to establish ten state parks, conserved more than 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, which symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through nearly 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 www.WaterLandLife.org.


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

 

 

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