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.
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.
Sandy Lick Conservation Initiative
PO Box 93
DuBois, PA 15801
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: