April 19, 2001


Dear Watershed Neighbor:


            The Twin & Walker Creeks Watershed Conservancy will hold its first membership meeting at 1:00 p.m., Saturday June 23, 2001 at the Walker Lake Clubhouse.  At that time we will introduce the officers, institute the membership dues schedule, seek members from local communities, town organizations, associations and schools, and seek property owners’ permission to collect water quality data on their property. 


The Twin & Walker Creeks Watershed Conservancy has appointed as President, Ralph Cioppa, President-Elect, Peter Wulfhorst and Treasurer, G. David Kirk.  Joining the Conservancy in their efforts and providing their excellent expertise are Joseph Gallagher of EcoSolutions, Bill Manner of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Peter Wulfhurst of the Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extension and Sally Jones of the Pike County Conservation District. The Conservancy is working closely with these agencies to meet our goals.


The Twin & Walker Creeks Watershed Conservancy, a non-profit corporation trusted with the preservation of the Little Walker & Twin Lakes Creek watershed, has received a grant of ten thousand dollars from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener Program.  The watershed area encompasses Walker Lake, both Twin Lakes and numerous streams that are tributaries and outflows of these lakes.  The Conservancy intends to implement conservation practices to help control run-off which might carry pollutants into our lakes and to deliver an educational program for watershed residents on watershed stewardship. One of the goals of the educational program will involve teaching interested residents how to monitor water quality within our watershed. 


A more detailed explanation of our mission and goals is provided in the enclosed brochure.


We look forward to seeing you on June 23rd.



Thank you,




Dr. Ralph Cioppa, President