Project Overview

You can always find us working on projects throughout the year. Whether its a trail cleanup, Environmental Education programs at our Tanoma AMD outdoor classroom, water monitoring or coordination with other groups or government entities like the DEP to correct and abandoned mine drainage, our volunteers creating lasting change and fun throughout Indiana County. Find out more about us by watching our brand new videos. Our videos were created by Shannon Cole as a IUP class project through Dr. Azad Ali. We appreciate his support and all her work on this project!

Ongoing Projects

Water monitoring

We currently have over 30 data loggers in streams around Indiana County. See our Water Monitoring page for more information.

We also have 5 telemetry sites up and running in partnership with Indiana County Emergency Management.

AMD Land Remediation

EC, in conjunction with the Indiana County Conservation
District (ICCD), obtained initial funding from the
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection Growing Greener Fund and Office of Surface Mining for the design and beginning of the restoration of an extensive abandoned mine drainage site in NE Indiana County.

See the amazing transformation that has taken place!

EC has developed this passive AMD treatment system near Clymer, PA into an outdoor environmental learning classroom, complete with renewable wind, solar, and hydroelectric power displays, a picnic pavilion, and story walk.

Stream Restorations

We partner with others to complete projects such as planting riparian buffer zones, stream bank stabilization, tree plantings, and others.

  • Tanoma – Crooked Creek – Our passive treatment system.
  • Ramsey Run Restoration – fencing to keep cattle out of streams, establishing a water and feed area, planting trees to establish a riparian buffer zone to improve the water quality of Twolick Creek.

Land Easements

Evergreen is a 501c3 all volunteer organization. We are a land trust which means we can hold land and contract with land owners who want to preserve their land for perpetuity with a conservation easement.  An easement is a legal agreement between a land owner and a conservation organization.  The landowner maintains ownership but the Organization is now the steward of the land and will monitor to make sure the contract is upheld in perpetuity.  It provides permanent protection for land that the owner loves – scenic vista, € bubbling stream, family picnic area, and creates a legacy for future generations. Taking this action will permanently limit further development or subdivision once the guidelines are established by the landowner. It reduces estate taxes which can make a critical difference in allowing the heirs’ to keep land intact and in the family.

Brown Field Reclamations

If you know of any locations in Indiana County, please contact Evergreen!

Other Projects

Homer City Boat Launch

We partnered with Homer City Borough and the Indiana Planning office to create a boat launch at Homer City in 2012. We wrote a grant to help build a pavilion at that site and improve it with flower and a community garden.

Partnerships with many other organizations for the benefit of the County and doing local projects.

Environmental Education for all ages.

We turned our Tanoma site into an outdoor classroom and do programs there and at other locations all year round.