Public Meeting for the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 9:08 AM


Sewickley, PA – Local land conservation nonprofit Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) invites the residents surrounding the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed to attend a September 10, 2019 community meeting surrounding the “Rivers Conservation and Stewardship Plan”, which it launched in Spring 2019.

Hosted by ALT and consultants from Pashek + MTR, the meeting will provide an update on the project including water quality testing review and bird and aquatic species surveys, collect your ideas for the specific elements to be included in the plan, and help attendees understand ways they can impact, protect, and improve the community’s water quality.

“Water is a vital resource, one that we all enjoy, but one whose importance is often overlooked,” Community Conservation Director Alyson Fearon said. “We’re launching this effort, so we can later apply the tool belt of land conservation to address water quality, flooding, recreation opportunities, land use, and other issues that may come to light in this watershed. And because the project resulted from conversations with community members, we’re hosting this meeting to ensure the plan is created with their concerns, goals, and ideas in-mind.”

The purpose of the plan is to provide a better public understanding of the watershed’s natural and cultural assets, identify threats to water quality and property due to flooding, recommend resolutions to competing interests, and prioritize opportunities to maintain the watershed as a beautiful and healthy place to reside and recreate.

ALT is also seeking input from residents of the watershed area prior to the meeting, whether or not the individual is attending. Please find a map of the watershed on page two of this release. Those who wish to provide input can do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G5NT9GL

Big Sewickley Creek Watershed Community Meeting

WHEN: September 10, 2019  |  6:30-8:00 P.M.

WHERE: Economy Borough Volunteer Fire Department Meeting Hall

3308 Conway Wallrose Road, Sewickley, PA 15143

RSVP (encouraged but not required):

https://alleghenylandtrust.org/event/big-sewickley-creek-public-meeting-2/

Facebook Event Link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/734072123708201/

 

Plan webpage:

https://alleghenylandtrust.org/big-sewickley-creek-watershed/