Jacobs Creek Watershed Association prepares for golf outing fundraiser
The annual golf outing fundraiser for the Jacobs Creek Watershed Association is just around the corner.
The Riffle Run Golf Scramble will be held Sept. 13 with a tee-off time of 8:30 a.m. at the Donegal Highlands Golf Course.
The cost to participate is $80 and includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, lunch at the turn, dinner and beer. Lunch will be hot dogs and chips and dinner will include baby back ribs, grilled chicken, redskin potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw and garlic bread sticks.
Along with a day of golf with food, there will be skill/luck prizes, door prizes, a Lionel Train raffle, a special raffle and a 50/50 raffle.
Patricia Miller, executive director of the association, said all registrations must be in by Friday.
Proceeds will help fund the association's new high school scholarship program and a “Trout in the Classroom” partnership with a Mt. Pleasant Area Junior High School classroom, which will be given trout eggs and an aquarium to watch the growing process.
The golf event also will help fund upcoming watershed projects as well as some that are under way.
Michael Barrick, president of the association's board of directors, said the association will soon be starting a stream bank stabilization project in Everson Bottoms.
The project has just been advertised and bid submission ends Friday.
“It will be along just about 400 feet of stream, but there is a lot of work that needs done there,” he said.
The association has advertised for the installation of rain gardens on the property of five private landowners in Scottdale, and the association is working with Scottdale Borough Council and the association's consultant on the finalization of one of the GreenStreets Projects for downtown Scottdale.
The borough has received $60,000 in funds through GreenStreets for this year's application to try to alleviate water runoff problems behind businesses on Pittsburgh Street, including the Scottdale Pharmacy.
A project has been designed that would cut off any entrance onto or off of Pittsburgh Street from Graft Alley next to the pharmacy.
Instead, any entrance or exit onto that alley would be from the Mulberry Street area and would lead down the alley to two newly constructed parking lots on either side of the alley behind the Main Street businesses.
The parking lots combined would have about 11 parking spots and would include porous concrete that would be used for the parking stalls as well as two water swales and the planting of trees and bushes.
The association is working on projects in the parking lot of the Polish Falcons and Maruca Trailer Park, both in Mt. Pleasant, to try to correct stormwater runoff.
Other stormwater runoff correction projects might soon take place in the Mt. Pleasant Plaza near Demo Depot as well as near Shop 'N Save.
To register or for more information on the golf outing, email Miller at www.jacobscreekwatershed.org or call her at 724-887-8220, extension 3.
Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.
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