The Mountain Watershed Association is dedicated to protecting, preserving and restoring the greater Youghiogheny River watershed through a unique approach of on-the-ground restoration and advocating on local issues as well as regional and national issues that have a local impact.

MWA holds polluters and environmental regulators accountable in order to protect communities and the environment. They are watchdogs that pursue increased stream protections and unsuitable for mining designations in sensitive areas, Through their Marcellus Citizen Stewardship Project, they advocate for tighter regulations on shale gas development.

We are proud to have helped MWA use state and federal laws to ensure communities and our water are protected. Together we file complaints with regulatory authorities based on their investigation of citizen reports, appeal questionable permits, and use federal citizen enforcement suits to make sure polluters are following the law.