METHANE SAMPLING IS ONGOING
Early results now available
Our new methane sampling program has been underway since June, and we now
have results for the June 22 and August 6, 2015 samplings. In a
provided by Anna Wendt of Penn State University, you can see methane
concentrations in Chartiers Creek and some of its tributaries.
Read more . . .
FALL “MACRO” MONITORING
CONTINUES INTO NOVEMBER
Testing for chemicals, temperature, pH, conductivity,
and macro-invertebrate health
The fall segment of our twice-yearly macro / chemical monitoring is well underway.
This sampling involves collecting and analyzing stream samples from 4 different
locations in the Upper Chartiers Creek.
We could still use some volunteer help with this program, both on weekdays and
weekends. ChCWA provides training, supplies, and experienced guides. This
activity is appropriate for adults and supervised young people.
For more details, please email Carrilee.
It was a beautiful fall day for our
CANONSBURG LAKE RESTORATION PADDLE
with Venture Outdoors!
Eighteen kayakers from Venture Outdoors and ChCWA boated 3 miles on Canonsburg
Lake during the recent ChCWA/VO joint paddle, Sunday, October 4. The day began cloudy,
but the sun came out just in time to assure a memorable fall outing.
More details & photos . . .
If you like to kayak and missed this event, we’re looking into
another joint paddle next spring, restoration work permitting.
Watch this space for more details!
BACTERIAL MONITORING COMPLETED
Final DEP report awaited
This summer, stream samples for bacterial analysis were collected at 10 sites in Little
Chartiers Creek. Lab results show bacterial levels that do not meet the standards for
recreational use. Read more . . .
The Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is a member of the
Washington County Watershed Alliance
2800 N Main St Ext, Ste 105
Washington, PA 15301