CVC at Work

Take a deeper look at our core conservation and recreational initiatives – from clean water to scenic trails!

The Kiski-Conemaugh River Valley is at the center of an outdoor revolution, providing an oasis from Johnstown to Pittsburgh for people with a passion for fishing, kayaking, cycling, camping, and more.

Conservation

Take a closer look our award-winning Stream Team. Volunteers work year-long to reverse the effects of pollution throughout the valley by monitoring local watersheds and creeks throughout five counties. 

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Recreation

The CVC is constructing new river access points and blazing trails across the region, opening the valley to low-impact recreation opportunities! We invite you to explore the West Penn Trail,  a 17-mile multi-use trail from Blairsville to Saltsburg. 

Check Out The West Penn Trail

Upper Basin Projects

CVC proudly partners with organizations across the region to increase our reach and the power of our combined conservation efforts. In the Johnstown area, CVC is working with partners to design, develop, and expand trails; all while our sister organization, the Stonycreek/Quemahoning Initative (SQI) continues development of Whitewater Park, a 300-yard river park for kayaking & tubing.

Learn More About Upper Basin Projects

Make a Difference.

Connect with CVC in a way that make sense for you.

JOIN CVC

When you join CVC, you initiate change. You’ll get our newsletter, access to exclusive CVC outings, and more.

VOLUNTEER

If you share our passion for Nature, consider helping us with trail cleanup, water sampling, or lend us a hand at a CVC event.

DONATE

When you donate to CVC, you protect Nature. Your donations help us bridge the gap in funding for vital CVC programs.

EXPLORE

Build awareness for CVC. Take a walk through the woods. Ride your bike on a trail. Paddle downriver. Discover the CVC world & share your experience.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

A Race Like No Other

Mark your calendars! The next West Penn Trail Triathlon is set for October 14, 2023. In this adventure race, you’ll kayak, bike, and run your way over river and trail in beautiful, Historic Saltsburg. Join solo or bring your team of 2 to 3! To see the results of the 2022 Triathlon, click here.

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The Sojourn was a hit!

After a two-year hiatus, the Stony-Kiski-Conemaugh river sojourn returned with strong participation. A four-day adventure goes from Johnstown to Apollo through deep river gorges and beautiful ravines. Some people paddled all four days, others just one day.

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