Slippery Rock Creek Watershed Conservation Plan

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.

Click here to download the plan.  GIS Database is available at PASDA.

WCP Purpose

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.

WCP Goals

  • 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.

Advisory Council

Role Representative Organization
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