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  • The Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project
    Please be sure to write SCRIP into the Designation field when using their Network for Good service Otherwise your donation may not reach our SCRIP Click here to Donate through our Agency Fund Via Check U S Mail To donate directly to SCRIP via check send your check payable to SCRIP and the completed SCRIP Donor Form below to SCRIP P O Box 164 Windber PA 15963 Because SCRIP is

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  • The Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project
    Little Conemaugh rivers As a member you will receive our quarterly newsletter enabling you to stay up to date on SCRIP and partner happenings Once you join you will be considered a member for one year from the date of your new membership or renewal How to Join step 1 Download our Membership Form SCRIP Membership Form step 2 Fill out the form step 3 Mail it with your check

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  • The Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project
    Len Lichvar Chairman Joe Gorden Vice Chairman Melissa Reckner Secretary Jim Eckenrode Treasurer Current Board Members Adam Cotchen Larry Hutchinson Karlice Makuchan Rob McCombie Kelsea Palmer Robb Piper Bob Ritchey Bill Strosnider John Vatavuk Herb Wilson Back Join SCRIP SCRIP

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  • The Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project
    Government Partner Award by PA Association of Environmental Educators on Saturday March 19 2011 at Antiochian Village in Ligonier Pennsylvania Earth Friend Award 2009 The 2009 Earth Friend Award sponsored by SONY recognizes and honors accomplishments and outstanding commitment to environmental excellence Presented by WTAE TV Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award 2009 Presented by Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion SCRIP won a 2009 Western Pennsylvania Environmental Award In addition to the framed artwork award SCRIP received 5 000 to support its mission SCRIP board members past and present can be seen at the May 27th 2009 awards ceremony with the award on the Board webpage From the Pennsylvania Environmental Council website The Western Pennsylvania Environmental Awards recognize and honor outstanding achievements of organizations businesses and individuals in a wide range of environmental initiatives throughout the region and pays tribute to those that have demonstrated a commitment to environmental excellence leadership and accomplishment in their respective fields Governor s Award for Watershed Stewardship 2002 For leading the restoration of the Stonycreek River SCRIP received the Governor s Award for Watershed Stewardship in 2002 Shortly following the honor SCRIP Chairman Len Lichvar said Through 10 years worth

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  • The Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project
    species as well as trout are now found throughout the river The brochures Guide to Fishing the Stonycreek River published by the Mountain Laurel Chapter of Trout Unlimited and SCRIP S Fisheries of the Stonycreek Upper Conemaugh Basin contain specific details about fishing the river Boating The aptly named Stonycreek River is no place for a lazy summer s float but its abundant rapids give whitewater fans just what they crave The Canyon has become famous among canoeists kayakers and rafters especially when water levels are high and action can be almost continuous They arrive in droves each spring for the Benscreek Canoe Club s annual Stonycreek Rendezvous during which they spill over onto Shade Paint Bens and Quemahoning creeks Summer s low waters once made the Stonycreek useless to boaters but a specially designed area at Greenhouse Park in Tire Hill named Stonycreek Whitewater Park has given whitewater enthusiasts a place to play even during low flows and the pending installation of a valve to allow scheduled water releases from the Quemahoning Reservoir should make it possible to run the river at any time of year The Benscreek Canoe Club Web site contains specific information on area whitewater runs and events http benscreekcanoeclub com Swimming Although people have used the Stonycreek River throughout history to take a refreshing dip pollution diminished its popularity as a swimming spot for generations Whitewater Park in Tire Hill s Greenhouse Park was designed not only to allow whitewater boating during low flows but also to make that part of the river attractive to swimmers and tubers Hiking Although hiking opportunities abound in the Stonycreek watershed two short trails in Johnstown that parallel the river have proven especially popular The James Mayer Riverswalk Trail runs 1 2 miles between Riverside and Johnstown s Moxham

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  • The Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project
    Run Oven Run is a small stream that joins the Stonycreek from the east just downstream of Kantner Pollution it once carried effectively killed all aquatic life in the Stonycreek from that point downstream The Oven Run Project a series of six separate passive treatment systems completed from 1995 through 2002 changed that extending the Stonycreek s fishery by seven miles greatly improving the water supply of Hooversville and providing measurably cleaner water as far downstream as Johnstown Quemahoning Creek Quemahoning Creek is the biggest tributary to the Quemahoning Reservoir a once private industrial water supply now owned and used by the public for both water and recreation The creek drains 99 square miles flowing through Jenners and Boswell and joining the river just upstream of Hollsopple Once orange and lifeless because of acid mine drainage water quality has been significantly improved by passive treatment systems at Jenners and Boswell The creek now supports a year round trout fishery through stocking by sportsmen s clubs and is used by kayakers and canoeists Shade Creek Shade Creek is the main pollution source on the Stonycreek River dumping its load of iron and acid into the river at the head of the Stonycreek Canyon Ironically one of the creek s two main tributaries Clear Shade Creek has long enjoyed a reputation as pristine trout water Its watershed has been protected through a combination of state forest and water authority ownership But its counterpart Dark Shade Creek has not been so fortunate It gathers mine acid from a number of sources the worst of them being the Site 16 discharge behind the fire hall in Central City The Shade Creek Watershed Association has had some success with small treatment systems and continues to work toward reclamation of the Dark Shade watershed which holds

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  • The Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project
    Conemaugh River and are also stocked trout streams The Cambria County Conservation District is a sponsor for the Cambria Somerset Authority s Hinckston Run and Wilmore Reservoirs in the CHIP Program CHIP stands for Cooperative Habitat Improvement Program though the PA Fish Boat Commission Fish habitat projects started in 2008 with the addition of rock humps porcupine cribs short vertical structures and felled trees along the shoreline Mapping of fish habitat improvement locations for these impoundments are available on the Commission s web site Boating Boating is limited in the Little Conemaugh watershed Boats are permitted on Beaverdam Run Reservoir Lake Rowena and the Wilmore Reservoir but the rugged nature of the river and its tributaries along with the obviously polluted appearance of the river s main stem restricts boating The exception is the Conemaugh River below Johnstown where many canoeists and kayakers who begin a trip on the Stonycreek continue it through the Conemaugh Gap to Seward Hiking Hiking is also limited in the watershed although some trails have been planned The Lost Turkey Trail from Ogletown to the Blue Knob area of Bedford County passes through the South Fork s headwaters area The National Park Service s Allegheny Portage Railroad at Cresson has some hiking trails They also have the Staple Bend Tunnel rail trail in Mineral Point provides hiking and biking opportunities though the first railroad tunnel ever constructed The Cambria County Conservation Recreation Authority also recently opened a segment of the Path of the Flood Trail from Ehrenfeld to Mineral Point Hunting Hunting is available throughout much of the watershed Above Tanneryville PA and on the west slope of Laurel Ridge DCNR has recently acquired 4 000 acres that is now part of the Gallitzin State Forest State Game Lands 198 located east of Lilly on

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  • The Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Project
    and yellow crossed by a ribbon of bright green acid loving algae Noels Creek and Bens Creek Noels Creek and Bens Creek bring good water to the Little Conemaugh from the north and southeast respectively just upstream of Portage But their positive effects are soon erased by two large and one moderate mine discharge totaling 1 752 gallons a minute and dropping more than 10 000 pounds of metals per day into the river Trout Run Trout Run carries pollution from several small discharges and one large one the Miller Shaft discharge which contributes more than 14 000 pounds of metals per day about 13 percent of the Little Conemaugh s entire pollution load A 100 gallon per minute discharge is now being treated from the old Puritan Mine with a passive wetland system The North Branch of the Little Conemaugh The North Branch of the Little Conemaugh is large tributary draining 31 square miles It improves the quality of the river as it and its tributaries support stocked trout fisheries The North Branch begins north of Ebensburg and its watershed includes Lake Rowena a 15 acre reservoir The North Branch also supports the Wilmore Reservoir an industrial water supply now owned by the Cambria Somerset Authority and open to the public The North Branch enters the Little Conemaugh at Wilmore Laurel Run Laurel Run brings good water and a pH exceeding 7 to the Little Conemaugh But it is a small stream that has little effect on the river Main Stem At Ehrenfeld a mine drainage treatment plant discharges at least 4 700 gallons a minute of high alkalinity water into the river The high volume of water has a significant effect on the Little Conemaugh s water quality So does another discharge that enters at Ehrenfeld as does runoff from a 67 acre coal refuse pile there Together they contribute about 12 percent of the river s pollution load The South Fork of the Little Conemaugh The South Fork of the Little Conemaugh meets the main stem about 5 miles below the mouth of the North Branch draining 64 square miles It s headwaters on the Allegheny Front above Beaverdale and Dunlo support wild brook trout and the Beaverdam Run Reservoir one of the largest bodies of water in the area and open to the public The South Fork was once famous for its trout fishing but pollution killed them off long ago Now it is notorious for the collapse of the South Fork Dam which caused the Johnstown Flood of 1889 The South Fork is heavily polluted The St Michael or Topper Run Discharge flows at about 4 000 gallons a minute and contributed 29 percent of the Little Conemaugh s pollution load but is now treated actively by Rosebud Mining Company Sulfur Creek and Otto Run in the Sidman area also bring significantly polluted water from several discharges to the South Fork Saltlick Run Saltlick Run enters in Mineral Point It is a fairly small tributary

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