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.
We are dedicated to improving Canonsburg Lake so it can be enjoyed for generations to come. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.