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

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...

October 17, 2014 |

Kalp Treatment Sytem Rehab

Have you noticed Indian Creek appears to be running red downstream of our Kalp mine drainage treatment system...

October 13, 2014 |

URGENT: Make a call for clean water TODAY!

Can you make a call for Pennsylvania’s highest quality streams today? The Senate is poised to vote on House...

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