Welcome to SCWA
New Generations - Photo by Larry Hutchinson
Shade Creek Watershed Association, referred to as SCWA (pronounced SQUAW) by it's members, is an all volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1999 to protect and restore water and fish habitat of the Shade Creek Watershed. Our primary focus is water monitoring and treatment on Dark Shade Creek and its tributaries.
The Shade Creek Watershed is located in Somerset County in the southwestern part of Pennsylvania. Dark Shade Creek joins Clear Shade Creek just north of Central City to form Shade Creek.
Thanks to the cleanup and restoration efforts of the Shade Creek Watershed Association in conjunction with the Dark Shade Brownfields Project, native brook trout were reintroduced (shown above) into Shingle Run in 2008.
Recreation in the Watershed
_ Recreational opportunities abound in the watershed. For those who are looking for peace and tranquility there is hiking and fishing. For the more adventurous type, the creeks in the watershed are a popular destination for Kayakers.
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