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Buffalo Creek Coalition

Working together for water, wings and wildlife

Launched in 2019 by Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP), the Buffalo Creek Coalition (BCC) is a collaborative effort between public, private, and nonprofit organizations and residents. Working collaboratively, BCC is able to maximize the results of conservation efforts in the watershed.

With the Coalition’s help, several BCC partners–including ASWP, Armstrong Conservation District, Butler County Conservation District, Duquesne University, and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy–secured $1.17M in funding for water quality monitoring, farmland and forest conservation, and farmland preservation in 2020.

Our Steering Committee

Armstrong Conservancy will establish and deliver programs of the highest quality that enable the protection of land through education, purchase, easements, and by partnering with individuals and organizations having similar goals.

Armstrong Conservation District

Armstrong Conservation District (ACD) will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District.

Trout Unlimited

The Arrowhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a cold water conservation and education organization focusing on the protection and restoration of local trout streams and watersheds.

Founded in 1916, Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) is an environmental education and conservation engagement organization that serves the seven-county region surrounding Pittsburgh. ASWP’s mission is to connect the people of southwestern Pennsylvania to birds and nature through our programs, projects, and places. We educate and inspire people to embrace the natural world around them, to become effective stewards of our environment, and to become a more environmentally-literate citizenry.

Butler County Conservation District

Butler County Conservation District. Conserving natural resources for our future.

Butler Freeport Trail

The Butler-Freeport Community Trail is a 21-mile rail-trail, preserving the route of Butler County’s first railroad (1871), the Western Pennsylvania Railroad which connected the City of Butler to the Allegheny River port of Freeport. As a rails-to-trails project, the trail offers a level, natural crushed limestone surface with a gradual uphill grade as it travels north (barely noticeable to walkers) and the converse downhill grade as it travels south (greatly enjoyed by bicyclists).

Dave Beale
Forestry & Surveyor

Dave Beale is a forester, surveyor, and retired Watershed Specialist with experience in watershed restoration, streambank stabilization, habitat restoration, forestry, and surveying.

Dr. Brady Porter,
Duquense University

Dr. Brady Porter is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Duquesne University in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

gai consultants

GAI Consultants delivers award-winning engineering, planning, and environmental expertise to energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial clients worldwide.

PennState Extension

Penn State Extension is a modern educational organization dedicated to delivering science-based information to people, businesses, and communities. We provide access to face-to-face and online education to our customers—when they want it, where they want it, and how they want it—to help them address problems and take advantage of opportunities for improvement and innovation. Partnering with and funded by federal, state, and county governments, we have a long tradition of bringing unbiased support and education to the citizens of Pennsylvania. We make a difference locally through focused engagement, and more widely to customers connecting in the digital landscape.

Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water, Research, Education, Outreach

The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory was initiated by University of Pittsburgh faculty in the Department of Geology & Environmental Science in 2017. We aspire to create a platform where community and science meet to improve and sustain water resources by catalyzing collaborations to identify needs and advance research, incorporating science into decision making, cultivating future water leaders, and advancing the University of Pittsburgh’s role as a leader in water research, education, and outreach.

Stream Restoration Incorporated (SRI) is a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring streams that have been impacted by human activity. Formed in 1996, our primary focus has been addressing issues related to old abandoned mining by working to restore the land and treat acid mine drainage (AMD). Over the last 20+ years we have successfully been awarded over a 100 grants from local, state, and federal government agencies and private foundations that have provided over $15 million dollars for watershed restoration, technical assistance and education/outreach projects.

Watershed residents

Various watershed residents participate in the Buffalo Creek Coalition Steering Committee.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy protects and restores exceptional places to provide our region with clean waters and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas for the benefit of present and future generations. The Conservancy creates green spaces and gardens, contributing to the vitality of our cities and towns, and preserves Fallingwater, a symbol of people living in harmony with nature.

Worthington-West Franklin Library provides information resources, education and recreation for the public good. The library is located at 214 East Main Street, Suite 1. 15 miles east of Butler, Pa. and seven miles west of Kittanning, Pa., just off of Route 422, Ben Franklin Highway, at the junction of Main Street and Bison Road.