A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David Thoreau

Welcome

Located a few hundred yards south of Donaldson’s Crossroads lays a unique aquatic treasure…Canonsburg Lake. Now celebrating its 70th year, come and visit, take a boat ride, enjoy some fishing, take a walk along the shore or just sit and relax and take in a beautiful sunset. It’s all here, almost in your backyard.

Now continue on to find out about the past, present and future of this little gem.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

 

The restoration project was initiated by, and is overseen by the Canonsburg Lake Restoration and Improvement Committee, a small group of dedicated citizens, formed in 2000 to bring attention to, and find solutions for, the deteriorating condition of the lake. The group is currently working on implementing items identified in the master site development plan which was completed in 2007, in addition to fund-raising efforts for the local match. The committee operates under the auspices of the Chartiers Creek Watershed Association, a member of the Washington County Watershed Alliance.

The Washington County Watershed Alliance (WCWA) was organized in 1998 to coordinate and enhance the efforts of Washington County’s watershed groups. Tax-deductible donations and grants for the watershed groups and for Alliance projects are deposited in the WCWA accounts. WCWA is a nonprofit (501c-3) organization, incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations.

The purpose of the Chartiers Creek Watershed Association is to enhance, protect, and develop the ecosystem of the watershed in Washington County by undertaking activities to: 1)study the natural resources of the watershed; 2) develop a program to improve and maintain the water resources of the watershed; 3) promote local interest in natural resource conservation; 4) involve local support to correct problem conditions; and 5) identify federal, state, and local programs (financial, technical, and scientific) that would benefit the watershed.

Goals

Posted by floyd2 on Thursday July 26, 2018 7:25 pm

In 2004, a survey and series of town hall meetings were conducted to determine how the public would like to use the lake and what improvements they would like to see. A Master Plan (this should be a link, but I don't have that file. I'm trying to get that from Carole or Debra.) was developed using this public input. The most common feedback received was that people would like to see the lake remain primarily a natural environment. The improvements that were most often requested were benches, restrooms, and trails around the lake. One goal of the trails would be a way for fishermen to access the deeper section of the lake on the north side. All trails will be dirt, like the existing trails, to maintain the natural feel of the lake. While we work towards our primary goal of raising the funds necessary to dredge the lake we are working to maintain the lake, hosting annual clean ups, and making what progress we can towards our goal of a healthy, sustainable lake environment.






Canonsburg Lake Restoration &
Improvement Committee


“Save Canonsburg Lake”
724-746-4664


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McMurray PA 15317