The BCWA is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1993, providing a structure and focal point to improve the quality of Blacklick Creek watershed. With 420 square miles in Western Pennsylvania, including Cambria and Indiana Counties, the watershed is a major contributor to the Conemaugh River Drainage Basin. The Association is organized to: ~ Promote conservation of watersheds natural resources. ~ Conduct educational & scientific investigation & research related to environment within and borders with the watershed. ~ Distribute information regarding the resources of the watershed to interested parties and the general public. ~ Educate individuals and organizations in the value of stream controls. ~ Accelerate existing government programs and promote necessary conservation to those beneficial to the watershed. ~ Obtain assistance from various sources to develop and protect the watershed resources. ~ Accelerate existing governmental programs and promote additional programs for sound conservation. Practices, including acquisition, leasing, and development of lands in the watershed, in order to promote the watershed's founding purpose.