Antietam Watershed Association
                                PO Box 331 Waynesboro PA 17268   717-762-9417
 
Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote conservation of the natural resources of the Antietam Creek Watershed by involving the community in watershed protection through conservation projects, land use planning, and educational programs.

 

•PRESERVE THE ANTIETAM CREEK AS A RESOURCE FOR THE COMMUNITY

•PROTECT THE REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY

•PROCEED AS A COOPERATIVE EFFORT WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND MUNICIPALITIES 

 

"One thing should be said in favor of the stream - which can in truth be said of all streams - that whatever takes place on its banks or in its currents, in nowise does the stream express its feelings one way or the other. For this it deserves our gratitude as it is always a symbol of joy and gladness rather than that of grief and sadness. Whether we appreciate it or not, we are actually under greater obligations to our streams and to other manifestations of nature than most of us have any knowledge of. When our loved ones leave us and our outlook on the world is gloomy, were it not for the sparkle of the streams; the blue of the skies; the song of the birds, and the bloom of the flowers, we might remain in a despondent mood. It makes no difference what happens, they are steady and complaisant all the time. At the moment of the tragedy, the birds may be singing their sweetest songs, the flowers may be showing their loveliest bloom, the clouds will be floating fleecily in the sky, and our streams will be flowing on without interruption to the sea. They are our friends, they divert our minds and lead us unwittingly from the burden of our thoughts. This is the main reason, we take it, that a walk out in the country along Antietam creek is a solace to any one who is tired of brain or sick of soul."
Jacob H. Stoner, Historical Papers:
   Franklin County
    and the Cumberland Valley Pennsylvania,

In 1930,  Jacob Stoner began writing a column for The Record Herald entitled “Up and Down the Antietam.” After his death, his wife compiled these into a book which was published in 1947.






Contact usmailto:rtlawn@msn.com?subject=Contacting%20from%20AWA%20websitemailto:rtlawn@man.com?subject=From%20AWA%20websiteshapeimage_4_link_0

Next AWA meeting

April 2010

Regular Meeting

Wed., April 18th

7:00 p.m.

Wash. Twp.

Municipal Bldg.