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2012 Banquet a great success

March 17, 2012 at Giannilli’s

The Association expresses its sincere appreciation to all who attended and supported their 2012 fundraiser banquet on March 17th at Giannilli’s II Restaurant in Greensburg. Over 110 guests registered for the event including business sponsors Hepler’s Hardware, Rachel Hoza, CPA, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, T. P. Electric, Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Kovach and Kovach Attorneys at Law, Gary A. Falatovich, Attorney at Law, Unity Township Supervisors and Stanwood Area Federal Credit Union.

The Dinner was a great success with R. John Dawes, Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds Executive Director speaking on, “Citizen Action Making a Difference”. Mr. Dawes explained how citizen groups can successfully take on large polluters to correct environmental damages caused in their communities. The Foundation provides seed money to allow local groups to access state and federal funding, the majority of which has been for abandoned mine reclamation. Their efforts have resulted in over $118 million worth of remediation projects.

After the talk there was a lively discussion of how the Marcellus drilling impact tax will be distrubuted to both localitities and organizations like SCWA.


The Association presented “Certificates of Appreciation” to: The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds; Susan Huba, Executive Director for Loyalhanna Watershed Association; Westmoreland Conservation District; Westmoreland Cleanways; Thomas W. Keller, Executive Director for Sewickley Creek; and, David Jacob Gress, an Eagle Scout candidate who completed his project at the Association’s Lowber remediation facility.
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Dinner guests could buy tickets for door prizes


We wish to thank the following who contributed door prizes:

Sewickley Creek Watershed Association P.O. Box 323 Youngwood,Pa 15697-0323
Phone: 724-610-0829
Office: 210 Midtown Plaza 450 South Main Street Greensburg,Pa