Savage River Watershed Association

Marcellus Shale Follow-up # 12

Upcoming Programs and Meetings:

Mountain Watershed Association (MWA)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.
Westmoreland County Conservation District, 218 Donohoe Rd, Greensburg, PA

MWA in nearby PA (similar to the local CitizenShale group) is offering a Visual Assessment Training as part of its Marcellus Citizen Stewardship Project on November 1 in Greensburg, PA.  The workshop will provide an overview of the Visual Assessment Training, tips on organizing the training, and guidance on recruiting volunteer assistance.  By attending the workshop, you will learn how to offer an abbreviated version of the Visual Assessment Training and provide support to volunteers in your community.  MWA will provide each participant with a copy of the Marcellus Visual Assessment Manual, the Visual Assessment Training PowerPoint, and the Marcellus Citizen Stewardship Project Brochure. Contact Veronica Coptis, MWA, at for more information and to register.  The training is free of charge.  Registration deadline is Monday, October 31.

Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission Meeting
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 (time to be determined)
Garrett College Auditorium

Garrett County Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm 
Garrett Co. Health Department 1st floor conference room


Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) Study Design Manual - ALLARM is one possible water monitoring protocol that could be used in Garrett County

YRWA (Yough River Watershed Assn.) Presentation: Garrett County Marcellus Water Quality Monitoring Proposal by Smokey Stanton at recent Commissioners' Advisory Committee meeting.

Possible Action:

Those interested in sending comments or questions to the MD Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative Advisory Commission may do so at: 


Savage River Watershed Association, Inc.
PO Box 355, Frostburg, MD 21532

SRWA is a group of local landowners and other citizens dedicated to preserving and enhancing 
the rural nature and natural resources of the Savage River watershed by assisting interested landowners 
and public land managers with environmental stewardship efforts and educational outreach.

Board Members: Kenny Braitman, Annie Bristow, John Fritts,
 Ed Gates, Carol McDaniel, Liz McDowell, Rich Raesly, Tom Wolfe

SRWA is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization.  Please consider joining or making a donation.
For more information visit our web site at