floyd2 on Thursday July 26, 2018 7:19 pm
Right now our primary goal is to raise $3 million to dredge
a portion of Canonsburg Lake to remove accumulated sediment. By dredging the
lake from the causeway bridge upstream, we will improve the habitat and expand
the areas of the lake useful for recreation. Over time all manmade lakes
require dredging to remove sediment if they are to remain a lake, and
Canonsburg Lake has never been dredged in its 75 years of existence. During
this time, this area has experienced significant building growth and numerous
destructive storms depositing sediment and debris. By installing a weir in
2016, we have provided a collection point for some of the sediment and debris
carried into Canonsburg Lake from Little Chartiers Creek. However, we still
have decades worth of sediment that needs to be removed.
removal will allow us to boat, fish, and enjoy the beauty of the lake for
generations to come.
we are primarily focused on raising money to cover the cost of dredging, we
continue to work on ways to improve visitors’ experience at Canonsburg, such
minimizing debris washing up in parking lot and improving maintenance of the
of March 2018, we have raised about 10% of our goal. To reach our goal we need
your help; you can help by donating, coming to our events, sharing our information, coming up with ideas for
fundraisers, and volunteering .