Why save Canonsburg lake?


Canonsburg Lake is a unique resource that residents and visitors have enjoyed for over 60 years. Whether you fish, bird watch, boat, or simply enjoy observing the peaceful serenity that water provides, this lake holds special meaning and countless memories. We must preserve this history. The longer we postpone taking care of the lake the more likely its condition will continue to deteriorate. If nothing is done, it will cease to exist as a body of water. You may be wondering what kind of damage is occurring and what can be done. Please read on.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

The restoration project was initiated by, and is overseen by the Canonsburg Lake Restoration and Improvement Committee, a small group of dedicated citizens, formed in 2000 to bring attention to, and find solutions for, the deteriorating condition of the lake. The group is currently working on implementing items identified in the master site development plan which was completed in 2007, in addition to fund-raising efforts for the local match. The committee operates under the auspices of the Chartiers Creek Watershed Association, a member of the Washington County Watershed Alliance.

The Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) was organized in 1998 to coordinate and enhance the efforts of Washington County’s watershed groups. Tax-deductible donations and grants for the watershed groups and for Alliance projects are deposited in the WCWA accounts. WCWA is a nonprofit (501c-3) organization, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations.  

The purpose of the Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is to enhance, protect, and develop the ecosystem of the watershed in Washington County by undertaking activities to: 1)study the natural resources of the watershed; 2) develop a program to improve and maintain the water resources of the watershed; 3) promote local interest in natural resource conservation; 4) involve local support to correct problem conditions; and 5) identify federal, state, and local programs (financial, technical, and scientific) that would benefit the watershed.

Canonsburg Lake Restoration &
Improvement Committee


“Save Canonsburg Lake”
724-746-4664


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Canonsburg Lake Restoration & Improvement Committee
760 Lakeside Dr
McMurray PA 15317