February

08

2018

February

08

2018

Buffalo Creek Watershed Association Meeting

Please join us on February 8th at 7:00 PM at the Buffalo Township Building for our next meeting.

Agenda items:

Representatives from CCJ will speak with BCWA regarding protecting the surface and ground waters of the watershed.

League of Women Voters – The Annual Washington County League of Women Voters Legislative Luncheon will be held on Friday February 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Citizens Library. The cost is $22 per person which includes chicken salad sandwiches, salad, dessert and beverages. This is an opportunity to connect with local legislators and to hear their opinions on issues, as they respond to questions presented by the League. Please RSVP to Margaret Jennings at marbakjenn@yahoo.com or 724-228-0996 by Tuesday, February 6th.

From the Washington County Watershed Alliance WCCD Office, North Main Street Tuesday Feb. 6 Regular meeting 7 pm; Tuesday March 6 Annual Meeting, 5 to 7 pm; Free, but a $10 donation is appreciated  Reservations: 724-705-7098

February 7, 6pm Spring Beef Meeting. Topics include minerals and fetal programming. RSVP to 724-222-0600 AGWAY RT519

Feb 10, 10-2 Bridge to Home Adoption Event.  Rescue dogs will be available for adoption.  Cats will also be available through Merlin’s Safe Haven Cat Rescue. AGWAY RT 519

 Feb 15, 6pm  Beginners Beekeeping.  Laurie Emerson will be on hand to discuss healthy hives and how to start one. RSVP to 724-222-0600 AGWAY RT 519

March 14, 5:30pm  Honor Show Chow 4-H Clinic.  Topics include selecting your next champion, getting your project off to a winning start, and tweaking your steer’s diet.  RSVP to 724-222-0600 AGWAY RT 519 

From the Upper Wheeling Creek Watershed Association April 4, 10 AM East Finley Township Building, Conor Gillespie of RES, Resource Environmental Solutions to speak about the floodplain project on Robinson Run (BCWA members, RES is also working on Buck Run)

Friday Fish Fries, 11 to 7,  have begun at the Holy Trinity National Catholic Church, Hewitt Ave. Canton Township.

Upcoming BCWA meeting dates for 2018 are: February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8. and December 13

2018 membership dues of $10/$15 can be paid at the meeting or by mail to

BCWA

PO Box 408

Claysville, PA 15323

January

11

2018

January

11

2018

Buffalo Creek Watershed Association Meeting

Please join us on January 11th at 7:00 PM at the Buffalo Township Building for our next meeting. 

This will be an opportunity to set the calendar and goals for 2018, including planning three public educational programs, revitalizing our water monitoring program and increasing our active membership.  Another concern to address is the permit request from Tunnel Ridge Mining to change the current exploratory mining permit in West Finley and Donegal Townships to a “full long wall mining” permit.

 BCWA meeting dates for 2018 are: January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8. and December 13

 2018 membership dues of $10/$15 can be paid at the meeting or by mail to

 

BCWA

PO Box 408

Claysville, PA 15323

 

 

December

17

2017

December

17

2017

Washington Christmas Bird Count

Have you noticed a decrease in the number of birds at your feeders?   Being a person who loves the beauty, behavior and diversity of our feathered gifts from nature, I am a bird watcher.  Earlier this summer, I was recording between 15 and 24 different species of birds on a daily basis at the various feeders in the yard, so there were probably five or six dozen individuals.  For the past four weeks, there have only been three or four common bird species like house sparrows and starlings, and no cardinals.  I miss them.  I have taken down all the feeders to bleach wash them and disposed of any remaining seed.  I hope this will help.

Speaking of helping, if you would like to participate in this year’s Audubon Christmas Bird Count, volunteers are most welcome.  You need little if any experience, and it is easy to do.  In fact you can be part of this largest non scientist scientific study from the comfort of your own home just by counting the birds that come to your yard.  Hopefully you will have filled bird feeders there.  If you don’t have a feeder, a bird feeder would be an appropriate Thanksgiving Day gift for your significant other.

Dr. Tom Contreras at Washington and Jefferson College just announced that the Washington Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday, December 16.  To register, Dr. Contreras can be contacted at 724-223-6118 or by email at tcontreras@washjeff.edu  The Buffalo Creek Important Bird Area 80 count will be on Sunday, December 17.  The complier for this count is Larry Helgerman at bobolink1989@gmail.com  You can also learn more about the Christmas Bird Counts online, or by attending the December 14 Buffalo Creek Watershed Association meeting.

Donna Riggle