The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association is involved in a variety of projects
which promote and support local recreational opportunities.
Rails to Trails
In 1996, the Sewickley Creek Watershed Association conducted a study to verify
the feasibility of establishing the Youngwood to Mammoth Park Trail. Three
trailheads currently exist along the trail, including Youngwood Station, Westmoreland
County Community College, and Mammoth Park. It is hoped that this trail will spur off
to different communities within the watershed.
Abandoned rail lines at sites
The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association has purchased abandoned rail lines passing
through their various remediation sites. It is hoped that educational trails will
become an integral part of these facilities, allowing for walking , jogging,
and educational awareness.
As a result of the Association's water quality improvement efforts, some parts of
the Sewickley Creek are now available for fish stocking. Members of the Association
participate each spring in stocking trout within the watershed.
The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association has been involved in the construction of
Jack Dams on Jack's Run at Lynch Field. The installation of these dams enables
the establishment of pools in an otherwise shallow waterway. The pools are
then able to sustain fish.