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Campaign to Connect

Be a part of ClearWater's bold vision to accelerate the scope and pace of local conservation efforts alongside our committed community.

The success of these proactive and proven conservation strategies will rely on all of us, a growing community of individuals committed to collaboration and innovation for a vibrant and sustainable future for people and wildlife.

ClearWater envisions these vital efforts unfolding in a place where both people and nature can connect and grow. This place, the ClearWater Community Conservation Center will be located along Spring Creek, in the center of the Spring Creek Watershed where so much of our work is focused. The Center will be home to offices, gathering spaces, and outdoor demonstration areas where everyone can experience and contribute to conservation efforts relevant to our local region. 

Your investment in our work is greatly appreciated and much needed. We have a vision for the future and essential projects ready today. Thank you for your generous support during ClearWater's Campaign to Connect.
Kevin McGarry,
Board President
ClearWater Conservancy


Dear Friends,
Have you noticed that finding the time to connect with the natural world, and even one another, has become more challenging with daily demands continually competing for our attention?
Streams, wildlife, and forests are also struggling to connect both locally and globally. As communities for people expand and climate change accelerates, communities of plants and animals are shrinking and becoming less diverse and resilient. 

At a time when threats to the health of our environment are outpacing solutions, ClearWater has identified the need to expand the pace and scope of conservation initiatives that will permanently protect and connect local landscapes and waterways here in central Pennsylvania.

Campaign to Connect...


...will connect and protect priority landscapes and streams while enhancing everyone’s appreciation and understanding of the natural world. Your contribution to the Campaign to Connect makes it possible to achieve these long-term goals at the scope and pace necessary to nurture a resilient region and planet now and forever. 

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A Place to Grow

The Campaign to Connect will also support the development of ClearWater's Community Conservation Center, a working space in the heart of the Spring Creek Watershed where ClearWater and the community can work and learn together to experience and accelerate local conservation efforts. Thank you for your support of the campaign, this new center, and the imperative work it will make possible!

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What is the ClearWater Compass?

The ClearWater Compass is the organization's long-term and science-based strategic vision to connect, protect, restore, and steward the region's natural resources.


At the center of the Compass is you, a committed community of individuals working together to ensure the natural beauty, vitality, and resilience of Centre and surrounding counties forever.


Below, learn more about the goals of the four compass points, and how your support makes their success possible.


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...our region’s land, water, and wildlife for local and global resilience

Just as we depend on paved roads and gas stations to travel from town to town, animals from around the world rely on migratory corridors - large, connected natural landscapes - to travel to and from southern regions of the continent into the most northern regions of North America. 


ClearWater has conserved or helped facilitate the conservation of over 11,000 acres of land through a multitude of projects and partnerships to support plants and wildlife along one of North America’s most active wildlife corridors — the Appalachian Mountain Range. Still, thousands more acres are in need of urgent conservation efforts. 

Donate Today

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ClearWater's Campaign to Connect is a $10 million campaign to connect and protect priority landscapes and streams while enhancing everyone’s appreciation and understanding of the natural world.

Your generosity supports ongoing and growing efforts to connect, protect, restore, and steward the natural places and waterways that make our region healthy and strong for people and wildlife. 

Your gift supports important goals:

If you'd like to meet with the board president or executive director to discuss giving priorities and options, such as the gift of stocks, real estate or estate planning, or if you'd like to hear more about ClearWater's plans for the future of our region, please fill out the form below and we'll be in touch!

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