Celebrate Success

Spotlight on Success

Community Watershed Organization volunteer and staff leaders, along with key partner organizations and agencies, work together to accomplish great things for local watersheds and rivers. From streamside and in-stream habitat restoration projects, invasive species removal, and trash clean-ups to watershed educational events for youth and families and river paddling sojourns, a CWO near you is making the watershed a cleaner and healthier place to fish, explore, enjoy, recreate, and live.

Each month, we will feature a Spotlight on Success- a story about a member watershed organization or partnership that is working hard to improve the quality of a local stream, raise awareness and understanding of a key watershed issue, or provide an opportunity for engagement and recreation along a waterway. 

Feel free to contact us with a story you think should be featured here! 

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An archive of previous Spotlight on Success stories can be found below.

First annual susquehanna river festival

A Silver Lining Story.

The Catawissa Creek, an incredibly beautiful, 41-mile tributary of the North Branch of the Susquehanna River, was one of four nominees for the 2022 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Despite the impressive outreach efforts of the emerging coalition between the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association, Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (EPCAMR), Catawissa Creek Restoration Association (CCRA), conservation districts in Columbia and Schuylkill counties, and other groups, the Catawissa was not voted as this year’s winning river. However, this story has a silver lining!

You can watch a quick video about the Susquehanna River Festival HERE


Spotlight Archives

February 2021 Spotlight on Success: Watersheds En Plein Air

March/April 2021 Spotlight on Success: Martins-Jacoby Watershed Association

May/June 2021 Spotlight on Success: Little Lehigh Watershed Stewards

Summer 2022 Spotlight on Success: Juniata Watershed Alliance

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