Big Sewickley Creek Watershed | Rivers Conservation & Stewardship Plan

We’ve begun efforts to produce a Rivers Conservation and Stewardship Plan for the Big Sewickley Creek Watershed (BSCW) to produce a better public understanding of the watershed’s natural and cultural assets, threats to water quality and property due to flooding, recommended resolutions to conflicting interests, and opportunities to maintain the watershed’s quality, beauty, and use.

The BSCW encompasses approximately 46-square miles across parts of 12 boroughs and townships in three counties. Economy Borough (Beaver Co.) and Marshall Township (Allegheny Co.) have jurisdiction over the largest land area in the watershed. The headwaters reach as far east as Bradford Woods and Cranberry. The main stem of the creek itself is considered the boundary between Allegheny and Beaver Counties for the majority of its course to its mouth at the Ohio River between Leetsdale and Ambridge.

Celebrate the project and learn more about the watershed at our Big Sewickley Creek Watershed Festival on May 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bell Acres Fire Hall. Attendees can visit the variety of educational, hands-on activities around water, water quality, and human impacts and solutions at the festival — there will also be food trucks on-site for good eats!

We will share progress here as this project develops. You can find a map of the watershed below; please note that the map may take a while to load depending on your browser.

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