Photos from in & around the Turtle Creek Watershed

We’re pleased to share with you this new portion of our website where you can view photos from within the Turtle Creek Watershed as well as TCWA activities. If you have photos of recreational activities from within the watershed we would love to see them! You may e-mail photos and a description to

Despite some rainy weather, the Earth Day 2023 “Signs of Spring” Watershed Walk in the Otto and Magdalene Ackermann Nature Reserve was a success. Twelve participants, led by PA Master Naturalist Melissa Reckner of Penguin Court, observed numerous spring flowering plants including phlox, buttercup, and hillsides full of white trilliums along a tributary of Blue Dell Run. Thanks to the Westmoreland Land Trust for co-sponsoring this event.

Over the recent years, parts of Westmoreland County have begun to use permeable surfaces to prevent storm water runoff from causing flooding. Here are a few photographs of what that looks like:

Time goes by, but fishing along Turtle Creek remains a favorite recreation activity. Decades old, these photos were converted from slides to be placed on our website. Special thanks to long time board member John Mores for sharing the slides! Can you identify the location of these photos?

Pictured below are fishermen enjoying Turtle Creek near the B-Y Pond in Trafford. Below you can see a 22″ Trout caught near the TCWA Sanders Station Road Fishing Access in 2016. Congratulations on your personal best Mr. Artie Sinclair!

Below are pictures from our various events and projects throughout the last couple of years:

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