Protecting, preserving and restoring the Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River watersheds...

About Us

We work for the water and for you.

We are dedicated to protecting, preserving and restoring the Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River watersheds.  We have a unique approach in that we pursue on-the-ground restoration of past damage while also advocating on local issues (primarily coal and shale gas extraction) as well as regional and national issues that have a local impact.  We hold polluters and environmental regulators accountable in order to protect communities and the environment.  We conduct patrols, pursue increased stream protections and unsuitable for mining designations in sensitive areas, and through our Marcellus Citizen Stewardship Project, advocate for tighter regulations on shale gas development.  We use state and federal laws to ensure communities and our water are protected.  We file complaints with regulatory authorities and investigate citizen complaints.  We conduct extensive water quality monitoring around the Youghiogheny River watershed, and we’re currently developing the Indian Creek Valley Trail and the Youghiogheny River Water Trail. Please consider joining or making a contribution to support our work.  Thank you!

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Recent Blog Posts

September 16, 2014 |

Donegal Bridge Under Construction

We’re pleased to announce construction on the Donegal Bridge has begun!  This long awaited link in the...

September 11, 2014 |

OSM Actions on Curry Mine Affirmed

On September 8, Administrative Law Judge Harvey Sweitzer with the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a...

September 8, 2014 |

Children’s Fishing Day and Rubber Duck Race Planned October 4

Mountain Watershed Association is hosting a free children’s fishing day and a Rubber Ducky Race fundraiser on...

September 3, 2014 |

Swimmable Waters Update

Our August round of E. coli sampling at popular swimming holes around the watershed is complete.  We’re...

August 8, 2014 |

Gas-fired power plant proposed along the Yough River

Sign the Petition & Comment on Air Quality Permit Application Tenaska is seeking to construct a gas-fired...

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