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Allegheny Land Trust (ALT)
Allegheny Land Trust helps local people save local land that contributes to the scenic, recreational, educational and environmental wealth of our communities.

 

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP)
The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania works to inspire and educate the people of southwestern Pennsylvania to be respectful stewards of our natural world.

 

Beaver County Department of Waste Management
Protecting the natural environment and public health and safety of the residents of Beaver County through the implementation of sound waste management practices.

 

Beaver County Planning Commission
The Beaver County Planning Commission is comprised of 9 residents of Beaver County. The Commission is responsible for reviewing and providing recommendations to the municipalities in Beaver County on all proposed development. Links to the following plans may be found on the Beaver County Planning Commission's website:

  • Beaver County Comprehensive Plan 2010
  • Beaver County Greenways & Trails Plan 2007
  • Beaver County Comprehensive Recreation & Parks Plan 2003

 

Chartiers Nature Conservancy 
Promoting, protecting and preserving the Chartiers Valley and its watershed through conservation, and fostering environmental awareness through public education.

 

DEP's Science of Acid Mine Drainage and Passive Treatment
Discussion of mine drainage treatment systems and how they work.

 

 Hollow Oak Land Trust (HOLT)
Named after a 200 year old white oak tree in Moon Township, HOLT preserves, protects and connects green space with an emphasis in the Pittsburgh International Airport Corridor. 

 

Land Trust Alliance (LTA)
Founded in 1982, LTA is the national leader of the private land conservation movement, promoting voluntary land conservation across the country. LTA provides resources, leadership and training to the nation's 1200 plus nonprofit, grassroots land trusts, helping them to protect important open spaces.

Montour Trail
The Montour Trail is a multi-use, non-motorized recreational trail near Pittsburgh, PA, that will ultimately extend 47 miles from Coraopolis to Clairton, PA. The Montour Trail Council is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that builds, operates and maintains the trail.

 

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) (formerly PA CleanWays)
Empowers Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful. 

 

Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association (PFPA)

PFPA is a non-profit, non-partisan statwide incorporated association of conservation easement professionals, dedicated to promoting and enhancing the interests of agricultural land preservation in Pennsylvania.

 

Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA)
Envisions a Pennsylvania where people know that their treasured green places will endure - a Commonwealth where the lands that guarantee our water quality are safeguarded; where outdoor recreation opportunities abound; where our productive farmlands and forests are conserved, securing our food and wood supplies; and where natural areas are protected.

 

PA Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR)
POWR is dedicated to the protection, sound management and enhancement of the Commonwealth's rivers and watersheds and to the empowerment of local organizations with the same mission.

 

PASDA - Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access
Pennsylvania's official geospatial information clearinghouse.

 

Stream Restoration, Inc. (SRI) 

Stream Restoration, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission focuses on the restoration of streams impacted by abandoned coal mine drainage. By developing public-private parterships involving industry, government agencies, academia, and citizen grassroots organizations, projects can be accomplished quickly and efficiently.

 

TopoZone
Website providing topographical maps.

 

Venture Outdoors Venture Outdoors A nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting everyone to the benefits of outdoor recreation throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. Provides activites that inspire an active lifestyle, promote the region's unique natural amenities, highlight its excellent quality of life, and forster a greater appreciation for the environment.

 

Alliancelogo Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) 
The Washington County Watershed Alliance is a 501c3 umbrella organization which coordinates the county-wide efforts of its member Watershed Associations: Buffalo Creek, Chartiers Creek, Cross Creek, Peters Creek, Pike Run, Raccoon Creek, Ten Mile Creek, and Upper Wheeling Creek.

 

Western PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (WPCAMR)
Dedicated to improving water quality and endorsing the reclamation of abandoned mine lands in the Western Pennsylvania region.

 

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC)
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's mission is to enrich the human relationship with the natural world by saving the places we care about.

 

US Geological Survey WaterWatch
Maps and graphs of current water resources and conditions. Click on "WaterWatch" on USGS home page.