clarks creek is to be preserved and enhanced
clarks creek is to be preserved and enhanced

The mission of the Clarks Creek Watershed Preservation Association (CCWPA) is to preserve, protect and enhance the environmental integrity of Clarks Creek, and to advocate the conservation and sustainability of its natural resources while promoting restoration and safety within the watershed.

CCWPA Activities

JOIN US FOR OUR 20TH TRASH COLLECTION SESSION on MAY 8, 2021 — and Help Keep the Watershed Clean!

It's astounding but true — our next Clarks Creek Watershed Preservation Association (CCWPA) Trash Collection Session will be our 20th, and also happens to be our 10th Anniversary!

Our first Adopt-a-Highway Trash Collection effort was on May 2, 2011 ... here is a photo of that intrepid, first-time-ever crew!

Adopt-a-HighwayWon't you volunteer to help keep trash out of our streams and creek? In ten years we've probably removed over 10,000 cigarette butts ... not to mention almost countless bottles, cans, bags, metal, plastic and even garbage. It has definitely improved the quality of the road, at least on our two-mile-long section.

Please volunteer and join us! Our 20th / 10th Anniversary "Adopt-a-Highway" Trash pickup session is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021, from 9 am to noon. Once again, our efforts are under the aegis of the Great American Clean-Up of Pennsylvania.

We will meet at FLEMISH DOWN (1231 Clarks Valley Road) at 9 am for orientation and distribution of gloves, tools and trash bags. We will also be providing MASKS for anyone who needs to wear one while collecting the trash (or you can wear your own).

The pick-up session lasts until noon, after which we will have a PIZZA PARTY to thank the volunteers! We have enough outdoor space to allow comfortable seating while eating at a distance, so it should be fun!

Use our
CONTACT FORM to let us know you're coming, or send us an e-mail.

In case of inclement weather, we will e-mail all the volunteers, so it's important you contact us. We have a rain date of May 22.

We Had a Tremendous "Trash Collection Success"!

The Clarks Creek Watershed Preservation Association (CCWPA) held its 19th "Adopt-a-Highway" Trash pickup session on Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 9 am to noon. Once again, our efforts were under the aegis of the Great American Clean-Up of Pennsylvania.

Adopt-a-Highway Our 10 intrepid volunteers, led by Mike Blum, successfully scoured both sides of Route 325 between our two ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY SIGNS — thus about 4 miles of roadside!

We picked up 12 large bags of trash-garbage and 6 bags of recyclable materials (mostly cardboard, aluminum cans and some glass), despite a pretty steady cold drizzle.

Afterwards, as promised, we repaired (inside, but socially distant!) to a "Pizza Party" where we reviewed our proud 10-year history and looked forward to the future.


Our 2020 Annual Meeting was held on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, using ZOOM, the popular "Virtual Meeting" software that has transformed meetings around the world!

Twelve voting members and three guests attended the meeting, which was chaired by our President Paula Zankel. Among the highlights of the meeting was the election of Mike Blum, Ryan Evans, Arlene Taylor and Brett Zankel to TWO YEAR TERMs (terms expire in September 2022) on the CCWPA Board of Directors.

For the complete Minutes of this meeting, please
visit this link.


The Clarks Creek Watershed Preservation Association (CCWPA) held its THIRD EVER "Creek Walk," on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 3 - 5 pm.

The CCWPA creek walk in June 2019Biologist Rachel Goad from the Western PA Conservancy led the walk, along with Mike Blum (the property owner of the path walked).

Rachel showed us riparian flowers and other growing things of interest, and was able to identify every growing thing along the way.

Plus, new growth of hemlocks to shade the creek were observed, as well as some invasive species.

See the map to note where we walked. Photos of the walk have been posted on our Facebook page.

For information on how to JOIN the CCWPA, select this link!

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