What is a Watershed Conservation Plan (WCP)?
The Slippery Rock Creek WCP is a non-regulatory guide developed to restore, maintain, and enhance a watershed’s natural, historical, economic, and recreational resources.
Provide the general public, municipalities, watershed community, and government agencies with a concise, easily read and used repository of the natural, historical, cultural, and recreational resources while emphasizing opportunities for stewardship and economic growth within the Slippery Rock Creek Watershed.
Create a user friendly “one stop shop” for watershed data including: natural, historical, cultural and recreational resources; include/compile statistical data and mapping; identify secondary data sources.
Engage local residents, businesses, industries, and municipalities in creating a WCP that reflects their issues and concerns for the watershed.
Increase public awareness about the watershed through a community outreach program that includes an interactive website for information gathering as well as posting the plan throughout the process.
Identify economic growth opportunities for the watershed based on natural, historical, cultural and recreational resources.
Identify positive methods to encourage and support stewardship of natural, historical, cultural, and recreational resources.
|Grantee||Laurie Popeck||Stream Restoration Inc.|
|Planning Professional||Melissa Brewer||Planning and Economic Development Associates, Inc.|
|State Agency||Ely Heferle||PA DEP Water Pollution Biologist– Knox Office|
|Environmental Education||Dave Johnson||PA DCNR Jennings Environmental Education Center|
|Planning Commission||David Johnston||Butler County Planning Commission|
|Municipal Water Supply||Dan Ireland||PA American Water|
|College||Dr. Fred Brenner||Grove City College|
|State Agency||Dale Hockenberry||PA Game Commission|
|Environmental Firm||Bob Beran||Beran Environmental, Inc.|
|Recreation and Parks Agency||Gary Pinkerton||Butler County Park and Recreation Department|
|Watershed Organization||Doniele Andrus||Friends of McConnells Mill State Park|
|Conservation District||Megan Gahring||Lawrence County Conservation District|
|Watershed Resident||Ron Donlan|
|WCP Consultant||Tim Danehy||BioMost, Inc.|
|Community Outreach||Wil Taylor||PA DCNR Jennings Environmental Education Center|
|Industry||Jeffrey Miller||Allegheny Mineral Corporation|
|Watershed Organization||Shaun Busler||Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition|
|Watershed Organization||Margaret Dunn||Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition|