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Mission Statement  The purpose of the Sandy Lick Conservation Initiative is to restore and maintain a high level of water quality throughout the Sandy Lick Creek watershed. This will be done through education, monitoring, protection, and remediation with local group and community involvement.

NEWS RELEASE

The Allegheny Mountain Chapter along with the Sandy Lick Conservation Initiative will be holding a fishing clinic on Sunday October 15, 2006 from 1:00 PM till 5:00 PM at the Tannery Dam (Juniata Lake) in DuBois.

The clinic will consist of use of Spinning and Fly Rods, knot tying and general how to fish. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to learn how to fish. The PA Fish and Boat Commission will be waiving the license requirement for the event so that the person who wants to try fishing will not need a license on that day.

There will be hot dogs and soft drinks also throughout the afternoon. There is no cost but we do request a pre-registration so all the equipment can be in place.

For additional information or to register call Linda Makufka at 375-9847 or George Kutskel at 371-9290.

Contact Information
Sandy Lick Conservation Initiative
PO Box 93
DuBois, PA 15801
slci@hotmail.com

Membership Information
Individual Membership:$5.00
Family Membership:$7.00
Business Membership:$50.00

For a Membership Form, click here

Meetings of the SLCI are generally the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. The meetings are held at the Foundry (senior center), Main Street, Reynoldsville.

2005 Meeting Schedule
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19 *
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 20 *

* The July meeting may be held as an annual picnic, the December meeting may be canceled.

Historical Information   In January 2001, the SLCI received a grant from the Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation for start-up funds.

Long term goals of the group are:
  • Educate community on water quality issues and pollution prevention.
  • Monitor water quality on Sandy Lick Creek and its tributaries.
  • Involve adults and youth with environmental protection projects.
  • Address abandoned mine drainage issues in the watershed.

Watershed Characteristics   Sandy Lick Creek is a major tributary to Redbank Creek that feeds into the Allegheny River and drains a surface area of approximately 229 square miles.

The major tributaries of the watershed are Mill Creek, Little Mill Creek, Five Mile Run (N), Horm Run, Five Mile Run (S), Swamp Run, Trout Run, Soldier Run, Wolf Run, Laborde Branch, Gravel Lick Run, and Narrows Creek.

The major land use patterns of the watershed are as follows:

Land Use
Area (acres)
Percent
Forest
91726
62.5
Pasture
15449
10.5
Meadow
9336
6.4
Strip Mine
7265
5.0
Agriculture
7055
4.8
Residential
6851
4.7
Reclaimed
4310
2.9