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Your donation to the Mountain Watershed Association, home of the Youghiogheny Riverkeeper, is one of the most powerful means for you to support the protection, preservation, and restoration of the Laurel Highlands, specifically Indian Creek and the greater Youghiogheny River watersheds.

Your past investment in the area and our work has enabled MWA to:

  • Restore miles of the Indian Creek watershed, turning impaired water into unimpaired streams
  • Secure Exceptional Value status, reserved for Pennsylvania's cleanest streams, for Stony Run in the Indian Creek watershed
  • Expand the Indian Creek Valley Trail, this year we completed the 4.3 mile Gorge section
  • Conduct weekly E. coli testing at popular swimming locations around the watershed so you know where it is safe to splash, swim, or paddle.
  • Start work on an updated Indian Creek River Conservation Plan to compile information about the watershed as a "go-to" document for preservation and protection
  • Establish volunteer river clean-ups on the Yough
  • Review thousands of pages of permit documents and submit in-depth written comments to suggest improvements for matters ranging from strip mines, air permits for deep mines, drilling plans for pipelines, and water discharges with potential to pollute streams