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 30, 2014 |

Right to Know Victory!

The Norwin Environmental Stewardship Team (“NEST”), with the assistance of MWA, prevailed on Friday, September...

September 29, 2014 |

MWA Announces the Distribution of Funds to Grassroots Efforts, Empowering Change

Oftentimes, social change can be a slow and gradual process that could test the patience of a one-hundred year...

September 23, 2014 |

LCT Withdraws Rustic Ridge Deep Mine Application

We have good news this morning!  LCT has withdrawn the Rustic Ridge #1 underground coal mine application for the...

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...

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