Bowman's Creek Watershed
The people of Noxen and its
surrounding areas are committed not only to restoring our past, but to
protecting our environment for the future. The Bowman's Creek
Watershed Association provides a strategic conservation plan based on
A watershed is an area of land from which
all rain or snowmelt runs off to a common stream or body of water.
Bowman's Creek is the common stream in the area that "collects"
all of the small tributary streams, whose origins on top of the
surrounding mountains and hilltops marks the boundaries of the
watershed. In this way, the creek ultimately drains an entire area
of land. The BCWA employs the scientific approach that says that
earth's forests, streams, wildlife and other resources are best managed at
the level of whole watersheds.
The BCWA works to monitor, restore and
conserve the watershed's resources, such as water quality, forested land,
and fish and wildlife. The group also promotes work to preserve and
protect local resources like wetlands, open space, farmland and scenic
areas. The Association seeks a balance between the economic health
and environmental health of the watershed.*
here to see a video about the BCWA.