Piney Creek Watershed Association was founded in 2004 by a small group of concerned citizens who wished to make a difference in their community by improving the water quality in our local streams. This group realized that stream quality reflects the surrounding environment and that improved stream quality would come from efforts to control polluted runoff, faulty sewage treatment, erosion, litter, and other environmental detriments.
Our non-profit group has made progress over the years by raising awareness of the environment through education and outreach activities, including stream cleanups, rain barrel and rain garden workshops, water monitoring efforts, storm drain marking, developing outdoor recreation opportunities, informative member meetings, and our annual Earth Day and watershed celebrations. We have managed barren-land revegetation, wetland development, and storm water management projects to reduce sediment and bacterial contamination of our streams.
PCWA has a unique position as the only locally-focused, non-profit organization in the area. By advocating for streams, our work leads to a cleaner, healthier. and more vibrant community. Leveraging partners and connecting dots are where much of the leg-work and passion are ignited for this group of conservationists. We are always willing to get dirt under our nails and water in our waders to do what's best for the Piney Creek Watershed and our community.
PCWA’s mission is to improve and protect the waters within the Piney Creek watershed by educating the community on local water issues and performing service projects. We are dedicated to preserving, conserving, and monitoring the health of the Piney Creek watershed.
We support any effort that improves our Watershed. We aim to make friends with all who care about the way water moves and educate those who crave to learn more.
Our Association will work to Preserve, Protect and Promote the Piney Creek Watershed with the best People we can find to partner.
We work to:
Preserve the Watershed by managing projects to remediate existing environmental impacts.
Protect the Watershed by raising awareness and educating the community about environmental concerns and stewardship.
Promote the Watershed by publicizing and advocating for recreational opportunities in the scenic gem we have in our backyard.