Health of Big Sewickley Creek Watershed topic of upcoming meeting - North Journal

Health of Big Sewickley Creek Watershed topic of upcoming meeting

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 12:01 AM


Environmentalists studying the condition of the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed will outline aspects of their research and steps residents can take to protect the community’s natural resources at a meeting in Franklin Township Jan. 30.

The update on the river conservation and stewardship plan being developed for the watershed will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the activity center at Blueberry Hill Park along Blaine’s Way.

“The purpose of the plan is to provide a better public understanding of the watershed’s natural and cultural assets,” according to the announcement for the event.

The meeting also will provide information about “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 healthful place to reside and recreate,” according to organizers.

Residents living in the watershed can take a survey while developing the stewardship plan.

The watershed is a 46-square mile area across parts of 12 municipalities in three counties.

Economy Borough in Beaver County and Marshall Township in Allegheny County have the largest percentage of land area in the watershed.