Information about groups, municipalities and outdoor activities associated with the Little Sewickley Creek Watershed.

Note PA state designation for water quality of Little Sewickley Creek: High Quality – Trout stocking – fishery ( HQ-TS MF)  (second highest water quality classification by PA)

Groups with interests along Little Sewickley Creek and in the Watershed  

Little Sewickley Creek Watershed Association  (LSCWA)

Sarah L. Shockey, President

P.O. Box 183,  Leetsdale, PA  15056

Fern Hollow Nature Center  (FHNC)

April Claus, Park Naturalist

1901 Glen Mitchell Road, Sewickley, PA  15143

Sewickley  Heights Borough Park

238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA  15143

Sewickley Shooting and Fishing Club  (SSFC)

Michael Tomana, President

Fern Hollow and Little Sewickley Creek Roads  Sewickley, PA  15132

Sewickley Hunt Club (SHC)

John Tabachka, Huntsman

857 Little Sewickley Creek Road,  Sewickley, PA  15143

Quaker Valley Recreation Authority (QVRA) Legacy Fields

Scott Francis, President

Camp Meeting & Fern Hollow Road

P.O. Box 388, Sewickley, PA  15143

Quaker Valley School District   (QVSD)

Heide Ondek, Superintendent

100 Leetsdale Industrial Drive,  Suite B,  Leetsdale, PA  15056

Sewickley Academy (SA)

Kolia O’Connor, Headmaster

315 Academy Avenue,  Sewickley, PA  15143

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD)

Amy Miller, Watershed Program Lead

River Walk Corporate Centre,  33 Terminal Way, Suite 325B,  Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Allegheny Land Trust  (ALT)

Roy Kraynyk, Land Protection Director

416 Thorn Street Sewickley, PA 15143

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy  (WPC & WPC)                

800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA  15222

Eric Chapman, Director of Aquatic Science

Watershed Conservation Program

1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101,  Indiana, PA

Property owners with water wells

Programs utilizing  the Watershed and Little Sewickley Creek

Summer camps (for children ages 4 – 18)

Summer Discovery (LSCWA) at Walker Park and Fern Hollow Nature Center (FHNC)

Outdoor education for school groups  (FHNC and Nature Guides)

QV Creekers

Sewickley Academy Creek Club

Outdoor education for Quaker Valley area students

Stream sampling for water quality and biota (historical) (QV Up-the-Creek Gang)

Vernal breeding pond restoration  (LSCWA, FHNC, ACCD, and Bell Acres Borough)

Data collection activities


Hydrology Study

Slope Stability Study

Plant Catalog (Herbarium)

Water Quality Study


Water quality monitoring – with student participation

ALLARM (Alliance for Aquatic Resource  Management  with Dickinson College)

Data logger (with ACCD)

Fish and Amphibian counts (with FHNC, WPC and student participation)

Macroinvertebrate counts (with FHNC and student participation)

Campmeeting Woods Biological Diversity Area

Municipalities and parks within the Watershed

Edgeworth Borough

Walker Park

Morrow-Pontefract Park

Borough Manager: Martin McDaniel

Mayor: Wayne T. Murphy

Council President: Joseph T. Hoepp

Sewickley Heights Borough

Sewickley Heights Park

238 Country Club Road, Sewickley, PA

Borough Manager/Secretary/Zoning Officer: William P. Rohe

Mayor: John C. Oliver, III

Council President: S. Phil Hundley

Leetsdale Borough

Mayor: Peter A. Poninsky

Council President: Wesley James

Leet Township

Franklin Park Borough

Bell Acres Borough

Borough Manager: Charles Kulbacki

Mayor: Ron Besong

Council President: Dennis Young

Outdoor activities within the watershed

Fishing  Hunting, Hiking, Camping, Bicycling

Horseback Riding, Dog Walking, Picnicking, Stargazing

Bird Watching (bird counts with Audubon Society)

Last updated: April 28, 2016 at 11:54 am