Initiatives 2018-03-01T20:16:04+00:00

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.


Take a closer look our award-winning Stream Team. They work year-long to reverse the effects of pollution throughout the valley and go inside classrooms across South Western PA to educate a new generation of environmental stewards.

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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.


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


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


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


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

The Race is On!

Saturday, October 13: Join CVC for the 5th Annual West Penn Trail Triathlon! Challenge yourself in an adventure race like no other, as you kayak, bike, and run your way through beautiful, Historic Saltsburg. 

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Join Our Annual River Sojourn!

May 31 and June 1-4, 2018: Make friends and connect with Nature on this epic four-day river adventure. We’ll paddle 44-miles from Johnstown to Apollo, through the deep ravines and river gorges of the Kiski-Conemaugh River Valley, camping as we go. Make it a weekend or join us for the day of your choosing. 

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