Oneida Reservoir Cleanup

On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the Connoquenessing Watershed Alliance partnered with several local groups to conduct a litter cleanup along the shores of the Oneida Reservoir.  The Oneida Reservoir, owned by Pennsylvania American Water, is open for public fishing and is a key water supply source for the Butler community.  Members of the CWA, Butler County Conservation District, Butler Area School District National Junior Honor Society, Oakland Township, and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission worked diligently to remove litter and dumped items from the shores of the lake, helping to prevent any possible contamination of this drinking water source.  During the course of the event, participants collected over a ton of garbage, including more than 60 bags of miscellaneous trash, three televisions and two toilets.  The garbage, collected on a trailer donated by Oakland Township, will be deposited in a local landfill as part of the Great Pennsylvania Cleanup.  Thank you to all who came out to assist with such a worthy cause!

Oneida Reservoir Cleanup

Come join the CWA as we work with Pennsylvania American Water and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to clean the shores of Oneida Reservoir. The cleanup will take place on Saturday, March 30, starting at 9 AM at the Hohn Road bridge crossing the upper portion of the lake. Safety vests, work gloves and trash bags will be provided as this event is registered with the Great Pennsylvania Cleanup.

March Meeting

The March meeting of the CWA will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 6 pm at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office at Sunnyview Home. Lots of topics to be covered including a clean-up, riparian buffer plantings, Glade Run catfish day, and the restoration projects for this summer.

Riparian Buffer Planting

The CWA partnered with the Butler Area School District to plant 150 live stakes of native tree and shrub species at the Thorn Creek Habitat Improvement Project.  Students from the Butler Intermediate High School researched the tree species for plantings, and installed them as part of the Fisheries Science course at school.

June Meeting

The June Meeting of the CWA will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6 PM at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office building.  This will be the annual membership meeting, and dues will be collected and officers elected for the upcoming year.  Also, the latest information about the Thorn Creek habitat project for this year will be discussed.