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  The Blacklick Creek Watershed Revival
While assessing the area, they decided that the creek also needed to be cleaned up.
Since the group began their work, 6 miles of Two Lick Creek now has naturally reproducing trout populations, and the Two Lick Reservoir, which supplies the town of Indiana with its drinking water, is a stable warm water fishery supporting Walleye and Bass populations.
Not only are they making a huge impact in the health of their own lifestyles and those of future generations, but they are also improving the quality of life for all things natural in their watershed.
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Beech Creek, Pennsylvania Beech Creek is a borough located in 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 717.
Blacklick Creek (Pennsylvania) Blacklick Creek is a tributary of the United States.
Blacklick Township, Pennsylvania Blacklick Township is a township located in 2000 census, the township had a total popul...
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 Encyclopedia: French Creek (Pennsylvania)
French Creek is a tributary of the Allegheny River in northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York in the United States.
Creek is somewhat of a misnomer, as it is generally considered to be a river, which is reflected in earlier names for the stream.
It is formed near French Creek, New York and extends for a length of 117 miles (188 km) with a drainage area of 1,270 square miles (3,289 km²).
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 Blacklick Creek (Pennsylvania) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blacklick Creek is a tributary of the Conemaugh River, approximately 30 mi (48 km) long, in western Pennsylvania in the United States.
The branches meet at Rexis, near the boundary between Cambria and Indiana counties.
The main branch flows west, receiving Two Lick Creek near Josephine, approximately 10 mi (16 km) SSW of Indiana, then WSW to join the Conemaugh approximately 3 mi (5 km) WNW of Blairsville.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blacklick_Creek_(Pennsylvania)   (146 words)

 Blacklick and Yellow Creek Railroad/Early C&I Information
On June 15, 1904, the Blacklick and Yellow Creek Railroad was chartered in Harrisburg.
Using the name Blacklick and Yellow Creek Railroad, the line had a short seven year life span, but remained a lasting reminder of the lumber industry in the valley because of its conversion to a coal carrier.
On April 20, 1911, the Blacklick and Yellow Creek Railroad was officially incorporated as the Cambria and Indiana Railroad.
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 Blacklick Ohio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
1) " Blacklick" -- In the context of Blacklick Ohio
Blacklick Estates, Ohio 1: '''Blacklick Estates''' is an unincorporated census-designat 4: Map-doton-Blacklick _Estates.pngrightLocation of Blacklick Estates, Ohio 6: Blacklick Estates is located at 39anddeg;54'25" North, 82anddeg 11: 3,317 households, and 2,567 families residing in Blacklick Estates.
Blacklick Creek (Pennsylvania) 1: '''Blacklick Creek''' is a tributary of the Conemaugh River] 9: /more_information/featuredtopic_fllick.htm The Blacklick Creek Watershed Revival]
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 Ongoing Investigation
A determination was made that this tributary of Two Lick Creek should be included in the ongoing development of a watershed rehabilitation plan for the Blacklick Creek watershed.
A letter was sent on 1/ 29/98, explaining that the AMD problems in Peters Creek are beyond the scope of the Set Aside program and should be addressed as part of a larger watershed effort.
Elk Creek will benefit from an ongoing refuse reprocessing project in the watershed, although this is expected to take 10 to 12 years to complete.
www.dep.state.pa.us /dep/DEPUTATE/MINRES/BAMR/amd/Ongoing.htm   (3084 words)

 Untitled Document
Blacklick Township was formed on October 10, 1850, from territory taken from Cambria Township on the East, Carroll Township on the North, and Jackson Township on the South.
As early as 1860 Blacklick Township was the major supplier of coal to Ebensburg and in 1894 the first large commercial mining operation began shipping coal by railroad in Twin Rocks.
In 1918, portions of Blacklick Township and Jackson Township became the incorporated borough of Nanty Glo.
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 Vintondale Wetland System does double duty - PittsburghLIVE.com
Blacklick Creek, which parallels the town, runs orange in some places, green in others, stained by the effects of acrid, polluted waters that flow from the defunct mines.
Blacklick Creek is being purged of its mine-caused contaminants through a wetland system, which filters and buffers metal-laden acid water to remove these toxins.
Besides cleansing the Blacklick Creek, the Vintondale wetland project will also serve another purpose--it is a virtual classroom, complete with educational plaques explaining the entire wetland process, that can be utilized by area schools as a form of environmental education.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/blairsvilledispatch/s_290645.html   (1888 words)

 Pennsylvania, white water
Blacklick Creek, Pennsylvania, Route 56 to Josephine, class II-IV, 10 miles long.
Blacklick Creek - South Branch, Pennsylvania, Route 271 to Vintondale, class II-III, 9 miles long.
Deer Creek, Pennsylvania, Above SR 879 to West Branch Susquehanna River confluence, class II, 1.4 miles long.
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 Quittapahilla Creek -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It flows through the (A sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals) limestone hill country south of the (A mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States) Appalachian Mountains.
It joins Swatara Creek northwest of (Tall fan palm of Africa and India and Malaysia yielding a hard wood and sweet sap that is a source of palm wine and sugar; leaves used for thatching and weaving) Palmyra.
By the late (Click link for more info and facts about 20th century) 20th century the creek had become polluted from (An alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range) steel mill waste.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/Q/Qu/Quittapahilla_Creek.htm   (273 words)

 Metro Parks - Central Ohio Park System - Blacklick Woods
The forest areas of this 641-acre park are laced with trails that wind through a swamp forest with white oak, pin oak and white ash along with red maple, red elm, shagbark, butternut hickory and dogwood.
Blacklick Creek flows south along the eastern boundary of the park.
Blacklick Woods Metro Park is a 641-acre park that includes the Walter A. Tucker Nature Preserve, a swamp preserve designated a National Natural Landmark.
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 Brandywine Creek -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It flows south into Wilmington, past Brandywine Creek State Park.
The confluence of the creek with the Christina was the site of the founding of (Click link for more info and facts about Fort Christina) Fort Christina, the first settlement of the (Click link for more info and facts about New Sweden) New Sweden colony, in 1638.
The creek lends its name to the 1777 (Click link for more info and facts about Battle of Brandywine) Battle of Brandywine of the (The revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783) American Revolutionary War.
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 Borough veers from vile to verdant
Right across the south branch of Blacklick Creek, a straight shot from the heart of town, 600 miners pulled coal from deep in the mountains.
But 400 yards across Blacklick Creek, a stream flowing orange with acid mine drainage, one of Vintondale's few stories of renewed hope is beginning.
In the watershed around Dark Shade Creek, 28 square miles of northeast Somerset County, the agency is looking at a cleanup from 21 acid mine drainage discharges.
www.post-gazette.com /regionstate/20001015mine1.asp   (1060 words)

 Yellow Creek Camp Ground, Pennsylvania camping
Yellow Creek State Park is a great place to stretch your legs a bit, but If you want to get a better view of the area you could always climb Strongs Hill.
Blacklick Creek, Pennsylvania, Route 56 to Josephine, 9 miles away, class II-IV, 10 miles long.
Blacklick Creek - South Branch, Pennsylvania, Route 271 to Vintondale, 12 miles away, class II-III, 9 miles long.
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 Blacklick Creek - South Branch, Pennsylvania, white water, Route 271 to Vintondale
The Route 271 to Vintondale section of Blacklick Creek - South Branch in Pennsylvania is 9 miles long and is a class II-III stretch of white water according to the American Whitewater Assosciation.
Blacklick Creek - South Branch, Route 271 to Vintondale is a stretch of whitewater with medium difficulty, this part of the river is good for those with some whitewater experience, beginners should probably stay away from this stretch unless they go with an experienced paddler.
Quemahoning Creek, Pennsylvania, SR 160 to Quemahoning Dam
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 The Western Pennsylvania Watershed Program
Blackleggs Creek Watershed Association distinguishes itself from the Blacklick Creek Watershed Association in all of its writings.
Blacklick Creek Watershed Association and Robert Epply are continuing with the implementation and repairs to the Yellow Creek Restoration systems.
Wells Creek Watershed Association was formed in 1999 by local citizens to address AMD in Wells Creek, Somerset County, a tributary to the Stonycreek River.
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 The Trail
The name of Big Bend originated from the large curve in the Blacklick Creek and Expedit was the name issued by the Post Office Department in 1896.
In the background is a stack of auto tires retrieved from Blacklick Creek by volunteers.
The Blacklick furnace was the second hot blast furnace built in the Blacklick Creek Valley: the Eliza furnace was the first.
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 Conemaugh-Blacklick Watershed
Blacklick Creek, Two Lick Creek and the middle portion of the Conemaugh River are within the watershed (Figure 1).
The central and eastern portion of the watershed is notable for the appearance of the first and second of a series of north-south oriented parallel ridges, which mark the beginning of the Allegheny Mountain section.
At the conclusion of the Crooked Creek study, Neusius and Watson (1991) concluded that although the results of the study were not conclusive, additional testing was needed to determine if it would provide a low cost systematic approach to the investigation of upland areas.
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 Pennsylvania Hotels, Dining, & Activities : on Pennsylvania.com
The trail, which extends along the Blacklick Creek Valley from Dilltown in Indiana Country to Nanty Glo in Cambria County, passes coal mining settlements, as well as the Eliza Furnace, a registered National Historic Site that is one of the best preserved hot blast furnaces in Pennsylvania.
A favorite one is a three-mile eastward stretch toward Twin Rocks along the Blacklick Creek through a thick curtain of hemlocks, maples, oaks and tulip trees.
The Pine Creek Trail is a 19-mile rails-to-trails walkway that descends gently to the bottom of the gorge.
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 Coal mine pollution disturbing creeks - PittsburghLIVE.com
According to the Blacklick Creek Watershed Association's literature, there are 300 surface coal mines, 170 coal refuse dumps and 200 miles of underground mines that are all contributors to the pollution of the watershed.
Before the Yellow Creek project was established, the Yellow Creek downstream from the Rt.
The area where the Yellow Creek Phases 1A and 1B projects were built was formerly a coal refuse dump and swamp area containing high levels of acid mine drainage.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/blairsvilledispatch/s_69405.html   (942 words)

 Vintondale Home Page
The small borough incorporated in 1907 (11 years before it's larger and dominant neighbor, Nanty Glo) nestled deep in the Blacklick Valley is immediately adjacent to the Indiana County line at the confluence of the north and south branches of the Blacklick Creek.
Once promoted by Ebensburg and Indiana interests as the route of the mainline of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Conemaugh Valley and Johnstown beat the Blacklick Valley and Vintondale in that competition, relegating Vintondale to, temporarily, the status of a coal and coke boom town and, more permanently, of small town rather than major industrial center.
The boroughs of Vintondale and Nanty Glo and Blacklick Township jointly comprise the Blacklick Valley School District.
www.nantyglo.com /vintondale.htm   (897 words)

 Yellow Creek
Indiana County, PA Kimball has been providing services as a consultant to the Blacklick Creek Watershed Association for the Yellow Creek watershed near Homer City.
The portion of Yellow Creek has been degraded by many decades of acid discharges from abandoned bituminous coal mines and coal waste piles.
The Yellow Creek restoration was a finalist for the Indiana County (PA) Community Improvement Project Award and was nominated for the prestigious Three Rivers Environmental Award.
www.lrkimball.com /Civil%20and%20Environmental/ce_project_yellowcreek.html   (121 words)

 Blacklick Creek, Pennsylvania, white water, Route 56 to Josephine
The Route 56 to Josephine section of Blacklick Creek in Pennsylvania is 10 miles long and is a class II-IV stretch of white water according to the American Whitewater Assosciation.
This stretch of Blacklick Creek, Pennsylvania has an average gradient of 41 fpm.
Blacklick Creek - South Branch, Pennsylvania, Route 271 to Vintondale
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 Blacklick Creek (Pennsylvania) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Blacklick Creek (Pennsylvania) - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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 Indiana County man found dead in creek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A Buffington, Indiana County, man was found dead yesterday afternoon in the Blacklick Creek.
At some points in the creek, the water is 4 to 5 feet deep.
Baker said that Muir may have fallen into the creek and hit his head, or may not have been able to save himself because of his known medical conditions.
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 Blacklick Valley Natural Area - Indiana County Parks
Although no detailed written history of the Native American presence in the Blacklick Valley is available, it is likely that members of the Shawnee and Delaware tribes used the creek for fishing and transportation.
The Parker Tract, located south of Blacklick Creek, encompasses 300 acres.
The Caldwell and Clarke Run Tracts form a contiguous 413 acre parcel, and lie north of Blacklick Creek.
www.indianacountyparks.org /parks/bv/bv.html   (372 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The sign is located just north of the road along the west bank of Blacklick Creek at the trail.
Approximate Coordinates 40º 27' 27"N - 78º 57' 55"W. Buena Vista Furnace Is on Blacklick Creek in Brush Valley Township.
N40º 29.005' W079º 02.630' Turn left and go along the dirt road, the old road, 200 to 300 yards or to a barricade and a clearing which was formerly the path of the old road..
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 News articles for Blacklick, Ohio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence were presented to the Blacklick Creek Watershed Association and to the Fisher Scientific Co....
Paternal grandparents are Thomas Rankin of Blacklick, PA and Rebecca Skidmore of Towanda, PA....
Tammi Sahr, 31, of Blacklick, driver of a pickup truck that collided with the getaway vehicle, remains hospitalized with injuries.
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 Blacklick, Indiana County, Pennsylvania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Blacklick Township was created by Court action in 1807 from the territory of Armstrong Township.
The township was named after the Blacklick Creek, one of the major streams in Indiana County and a major contributor of the Conemaugh River into which it flows.
Currently, Blacklick Township is comprised of 25,000 acres.
www.indianapa.info /muni/blacklick.html   (133 words)

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