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!

Read More

Recent Blog Posts

December 16, 2014 |

Buy your lottery calendars now for the holidays!

We still have some 2015 Lottery Calendars available.  They make great holiday gifts!  Calendars feature...

December 2, 2014 |

Direct Support Funds Available for Shale Gas Work

Our Direct Support Project continues to provide small amounts of funding to grassroots activists and...

October 27, 2014 |

Join us on 11/20 for the 2014 Yough Defense Party!

Mark your calendar for the 2014 Yough Defense Party! Join us for great food & drinks, silent auction items...

October 27, 2014 |

Indian Creek Valley Trail and Bridge Dedication Scheduled

On Monday, November 3, 2014 volunteers, board members and staff of the Mountain Watershed Association will hold a...

October 21, 2014 |

General Membership Meeting & Fall Potluck

Join us on November 12, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 at Highlands Hall on Route 31 in Donegal for our General...

Read More