WPC Seeks Public Involvement for Brokenstraw Creek
Thu, Sep 4th 2008, 10:21. Filed under News Releases.
Pittsburgh, PA – September 4, 2008 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC), in cooperation with concerned citizens and local conservation partners including Brokenstraw Watershed Council, seeks public input on a watershed conservation plan that it is developing for Brokenstraw Creek and its tributaries.
The plan will create a vision for the future of the watershed community and will focus on the natural resources (land, water, and biological), cultural resources (historical and recreational), and socioeconomics of the watershed area. Tributaries of Brokenstraw Creek extend through Crawford, Erie, and Warren counties in Pennsylvania and Chautauqua County in New York. Recommendations will be generated, based on public input, to conserve or enhance valuable assets of the area.
Meetings will be held:
- Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. at the Warren County Conservation District, 609 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, Pa.
- Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at the Corry Elementary School cafeteria, 423 Wayne Street, Corry, Pa.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Area citizens are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled public meetings to learn more about this locally driven planning process, to share their visions for the watershed, and to actively participate and contribute to the plan and projects that will follow. Local support is critical to the success of this effort.
In addition, Brokenstraw Watershed Council, in cooperation with WPC, will lead a field trip to Brokenstraw Creek on Wednesday, September 24 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to highlight resources and issues that will be discussed in the watershed conservation plan.
The field trip will provide an informal opportunity for residents to share their concerns for the watershed. For more information about the field trip, please contact Karen Prather at (814) 664-4050.
The watershed conservation plan is funded, in part, by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Community Conservation Partnership Program and the Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds.
For more information, please contact Kylie Daisley at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Watershed Conservation Program at (724) 459-0953 ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
To date, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has protected nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands in Pennsylvania. Now in its 76th year, Pennsylvania’s first conservancy continues to partner with grassroots organizations to protect land, restore watersheds and save natural habitats.
WPC preserves Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater®, which was designed in 1935 and entrusted to the Conservancy in 1963 by Edgar Kaufmann jr. A symbol of living in harmony with nature, Fallingwater is open to the public and offers a wide variety of educational programs to its more than 135,000 annual visitors.
Each year, WPC plants and maintains community gardens and greening projects throughout Western Pennsylvania. In 2007, WPC partnered with more than 5,300 volunteers and dozens of community organizations to plant 140 gardens in 19 western Pennsylvania counties.