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


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.



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.

Permits have been issued for the lake project.

Posted by Bohn on Saturday October 10, 2015 6:21 pm

The Committee is proud to announce that the permits have been approved  for the lake project. 

Work on a multimillion dollar dredging project is likely to start this year, after 20 months of waiting for permits, said Deborah Valentino, founder and director of the Canonsburg Lake Restoration and Improvement Committee.Grants for lake restoration include $60,000 in private donations along with grants from the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Richard K. Mellon Foundation and contributions from both Peters and North Strabane townships.

Bids will be accepted within 10 weeks, and the project will take about six months to complete, Valentino said. The project is being overseen by the Washington County Redevelopment Authority.

Read more: http://triblive.com/news/washington/9105014-74/lake-canonsburg-county#ixzz3oDZNjUxn 








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