WPC Seeks Public Review of Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed Conservation Plan

Fri, Nov 6th 2009, 10:18. Filed under News Releases.

Blairsville, Pa. – November 6, 2009 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking public input on the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed Conservation Plan, which it has developed in cooperation with the Bennett Branch Watershed Association, Bucktail Watershed Association, First Fork Watershed Association, local municipalities, agencies, and individuals.

This non-regulatory guidance document addresses the region’s natural resources (land, water, and biological) and cultural resources (historical and recreational), as well as their impacts on the local economy. This information, along with public input, was used to develop management recommendations that will guide conservation efforts throughout the area.

Residents are encouraged to attend one of three public meetings beginning at 6 p.m. to review the draft plan and provide comments for the final revision.

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the E.O. Austin Home Museum at One Town Square, Austin, PA 16720
  • Thursday, November 12, 2009 at the DCNR Regional Office Building at 258 Sizerville Road, Emporium, PA 15834
  • Friday, November 13, 2009 at the Parker Dam State Park Education Center at 28 Fairview Road, Penfield, PA 15849

The Sinnemahoning Creek watershed includes land and communities surrounding the main stem of the creek and its tributaries, Bennett Branch, Driftwood Branch, Sinnemahoning Portage Creek and First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek in Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, McKean, and Potter counties.

The goals of the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed Conservation Plan are to assess the past and present conditions of resources, promote responsible recreation, encourage stewardship to protect and restore natural resources, and foster an appreciation for and understanding of cultural and historical legacies.

This project was funded, in part, by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

For more information, please contact Kylie Maland at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Watershed Conservation Program at (724) 459-0953 ext. 115 or kmaland@paconserve.org.



About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC established six state parks and has conserved more than 228,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. 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 8,300 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 9,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.


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