Introduction to Fishing - July 20th 6:00pm-8:00pm. Details below.
For over 75 years, an aquatic treasure has been hiding just south of Donaldsons Crossroads.
Now it needs your help.
Canonsburg Lake is located at the intersection of Route 19 and McDowell Lane, McMurray, PA 15317, and can be accessed from McDowell Lane. One half of the Lake is within Peters Township. The other half is within North Strabane Township.
Owned and managed by PA Fish and Boat Commission
PFBC staff will introduce participants (of all ages) to the basics of how to be safe, cast, bait a hook and go fishing. PFBC staff provide all fishing equipment, bait and instruction.
NO FISHING LICENSE needed, the equipment, bait and instruction are provided for FREE.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED http://www.fishandboat.com/
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
• Self- check - If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, stay home, stay safe and take care of yourself.
• All participants and instructors must wear a face mask during the duration of the program.
• All participants and instructors must practice safe social distancing, (6ft apart), at all times.
Hope you can join us!
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~ Canonsburg Lake Restoration
and Improvement Association ~
Saturday, October 19
9:00am to 2:00pm
Boy Scouts Troop 1320 will be cleaning up garbage and policing the areas near the parking lot, boat ramp and fishing areas nearby.
Chartered by Trinity United Methodist Men’s Group, McMurray, PA
Thank you in advance for your hard work and support of the lake
. . . “With the lake disappearing, then the ecosystem just isn’t supported. And as the southern part of the lake fills up, the silt is going to go into the northern part of the lake. It already is, but now you can’t see it,” he said. “It won’t be too many years until you’ll be able to see it accumulating there, and then the northern part of the lake will disappear.” Members of the association are working on preventive measures.
“As of several years ago it was estimated that 60 percent of [the lake’s] water capacity was gone, and 20 percent of the surface was gone". “Our goal is to see what we can do about bringing it back as it was so it will sustain fish and other wildlife.”
Canonsburg Lake Restoration & Improvement Association travelled to Harrisburg under the banner, “Save Canonsburg Lake,” to meet with Timothy Schaeffer, Executive Director of the PA Fish and Boat Commission, Representative Bud Cook (PA District 49), PFBC legislative liaison, Julie K. Carraghan, and Representative Timothy O’Neal (PA District 48) to discuss the remediation and improvement of Canonsburg Lake.
Please call or email today!
In September 2016, an access road from McDowell Lane to the sediment catchment area was installed, a weir (submerged rock structure) was installed and sediment was removed from within the sediment catchment area.
The sediment catchment area provides a location for debris and larger sediment to collect, which can then be removed prior to being carried into the remainder of the lake. At the end of the access road, the weir was installed within the lake. The weir was the first step in a larger sediment collection system designed to provide a localized collection point for larger sediment and debris.
While these first steps were critical, additional dredging is still required. “Big bucks” are needed if we want to improve the Lake’s depth and the diversity of the habitat. Over time all manmade lakes require assistance to dredge accumulated sediment to maintain lake depth for habitat and recreation. Please help us continue restoration efforts.
We are a community-based organization focused on reversing the decline of Canonsburg Lake. With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, educational events, and clean-up sessions with our volunteers.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
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Canonsburg Lake, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
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