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Join the the effort to protect, preserve and restore water quality in the Indian Creek and greater Youghiogheny River watersheds.  Consider becoming a member or making a donation today!

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We have a unique approach in that we pursue on-the-ground restoration of past damage while also advocating on local issues as well as regional and national issues that have a local impact. Learn more about us and our work.

2016 Swimmable Waters

Let us help you decide where you can safely swim in the Yough watershed this summer! Click here to learn more about our Swimmable Waters program. See you on the river!

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TAKE ACTION: Ask Rep. Shuster to Support the RECLAIM Act

The RECLAIM Act would free up $1 billion over next five years from the federal Abandoned...

Stony Run Protected, Placed on Existing Use List

We’re pleased to announce that Stony Run, a tributary of Indian Creek in...

Water Matters: Dogs Need Clean Water Too!

Local recreation enthusiasts and dog lovers Jim and Louise Sprowls say that clean water...

Swimmable Waters Sampling has Begun!

As the school year nears its end and we start looking forward to warmer weather and time...

Pipeline Explodes in Salem Twp, Westmoreland County

This morning, an explosion occurred on the Texas Eastern Transmission pipeline in Salem...

IRRC Approves Chapter 78 & 78a Oil and Gas Regulations

The air was tense last Thursday morning as oil and gas company representatives, along...

Invenergy Hearing Concludes, Comments Accepted through 4/30

Approximately 200 people attended the zoning hearing in Elizabeth Township on Wednesday...

We won! Special Exception for Proposed Curry Mine Declared Void!

Today, the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas granted our land use appeal and declared...

The Unfortunate Reality of Fighting Back

by Megan McDonough Megan McDonough is the President of Protect ET, the citizen group...

Mariner East Landowners Summit Recap

The Mountain Watershed Association, along with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra...