Accomplishments 2015

  • Completed 3 trash cleanups on Rte. 53, Dean to Syberton (9 miles), our 13th year of this project.
  • Initiated two stream cleanups of Clearfield Creek from Dean to Ashville (5 miles).
  • Organized the Twelfth Annual Fishing Derby for kids at Dysart – 93 participants. 
  • Increased our membership to 140 members for 2015.  Continued a junior membership category-$1.00 fee. 
  • Continued to provide financial support for the “Trout in the Classroom” project at Penn Cambria Middle School.
  • Provided a field day for 79 Penn Cambria middle school students, 4 teachers: released fingerlings, stocked trout provided by PA Fish Commission, lunch, visited Brubaker clay mine site.
  • Started construction of the Gibson-Halstock treatment system using an EPA grant of $533,733.
  • Began construction of the West Ferris Wheel treatment system with EPA and US Department of Interior grants totaling $1,000,325.
  • Received grants of $1,000 from Dominion-Peoples Gas for water sampling and CCWA brochures to be placed along Clearfield Creek.
  • Submitted a proposal for construction at the Old Beldin mine site, based on design in a current grant.
  • Sent to DEP a proposal for construction of a treatment system at Amsbry. 
  • Planted 2,500 seedlings, donated by and with the assistance of the PGC, on the Ferris Wheel Revegetation site.
  • Monitored performance of the Swank system, which continues moderate treatment.
  • Collaborated with St. Francis University students on a research paper on the Swank site.
  • Submitted a proposal for design of a treatment system on Brubaker Run.
  • Sponsored a study by Trout Unlimited of “stream bugs” in Clearfield Creek below Brubaker Run.
  • Submitted a proposal to designate Clearfield Creek, below Brubaker, as a Qualified Hydrologic Unit.
  • Collaborated with DEP on the monitoring of the Glasgow system, which is treating very well.
  • Participated with the Clearfield County Conservation District on the Morgan Run 8 and Chew treatment system construction.
  • Assist the DEP, Ebensburg office, with water sampling at 13 sites on upper Clearfield Creek.
  • Continued monitoring of Witmer Run and Slatelick Run for gas well contaminants, using data collected on data loggers.       
  • Sampled the Ace Drilling site quarterly under contract with the DEP Office, Ebensburg.
  • Exhibited a display and discussed CCWA activities at the annual Cider Festival at Prince Gallitzin State Park.
  • Continue to assist the PA Fish Commissiowith stocking of fish in Clearfield Creek from Ashville to Condrin Bridge.
  • Sponsored an audit and a management evaluation of the CCWA financial statements by a professional CPA firm. 
  • Revised and updated our website (www.clearfieldcreekwatershed.org) and received newspaper coverage on activities and projects numerous times.