Friday, July 1, 2022

Western PA Conservancy: Special Discover French Creek Webinar Aug. 10

Western PA Conservancy is hosting a special Discover French Creek Webinar on August 10 starting at 11:30 a.m.

French Creek is one of the most biologically diverse waterways of its size in the United States, meandering 117 miles from its headwaters in southern New York through four Pennsylvania counties to the Allegheny River.

The creek is home to 27 species of freshwater mussels, more than 80 species of fish, and numerous waterfowl and songbird species, including bald eagles and four Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

French Creek is also home to the Eastern Hellbender, the largest species of salamander in North America, and the official amphibian of Pennsylvania.

There are species of plants and fish whose very survival depends on the unique habitats found in the watershed.

The Western PA Conservancy has 15 preserves on the watershed where you can hike and enjoy nature.

In this webinar, you’ll discover the vast variety of plants and animals found in the French Creek watershed. 

You’ll learn how we work to conserve land along French Creek and its tributaries, improve water quality, control invasive species and partner with organizations and landowners to restore stream habitat and protect land, and remove debris within the watershed. 

We’ll also share more about those 15 preserves that everyone can enjoy!

Join two Conservancy staff, Senior Director of Conservation Science Charles Bier and Watershed Manager Kylie Maland, for a fascinating discussion on our past, current and future work in French Creek and why it matters to you. 

We’ll also share how you can help!

Click Here to register.

More information is available on programs, initiatives and special events at the Western PA Conservancy website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Conservancy, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter, join them on Instagram, visit the Conservancy’s YouTube Channel or add them to your network on LinkedinClick Here to support their work.

The Conservancy has helped to establish 11 state parks, conserved more than 250,000 acres of natural lands and protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams, maintains 132 community gardens and other green spaces that are planted with the help of more than 11,000 volunteers and the support of more than 9,000 members.

(Reprinted from the latest Water Land Life newsletter from the WPC.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

Related Article:

-- DCNR Celebrates French Creek As The 2022 River Of The Year At Paddle Fest Celebration

[Posted: July 1, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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