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About the GRWA

The Gallows Run Watershed Association (GRWA) is an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the natural resources of the Gallows R
un Watershed. We advocate on behalf of sound environmental stewardship, sustainable land management, and preservation of the rural character of the Watershed. Our tools include educational outreach, scientific research, active participation in the legal processes that effect local land use, and a strategic partnership with other organizations that share our objective.

Gallows Run Watershed Association 2013 Board of Directors

Todd Stone, President

Sandy Weber, Vice-President
Estelle Bloom, Treasurer
Karl Schwartz,
Reinhold Schwenk


Educational outreach

            Act 13 Forum

Community Days

            Artists of the Gallows Run, 5th Annual Art for Conservation 2013

Palisades Watershed Inclusion Program

            Upper Bucks Futures 

Scientific Research

            Geological report by Dr. Paul Rubin on Newark Basin

            Bridgeton Nockamixon Tinicum  Groundwater Management Committee groundwater monitoring

            Gallows Run Watershed Restoration and Protection Plan

            Stream and Lynn Island Clean-ups
            Stream monitoring

Active Participation in legal processes that effect land use


            Educating Active Citizenship

            Participation in local land planning process

Nockamixon 537 Plan for septic treatment

            BNT Well Protection Ordinance
            Hidden Valley

Fish and Boat Commission


Land Conservation:

Preserved in watershed: 710 acres


Strategic Partnerships

Palisades School District, PADEP. PA DCNR, Nockamixon, Bridgeton, Durham and Springfield Townships, Heritage Conservancy, Bridgeton Nockamixon Tinicum Joint Groundwater Management Committee, Bucks County Planning and Commissioners, Penn DOT, Bucks County Soil Conservation District, Cooks Creek Watershed Association,, Bucks County Trout Unlimited, Lehigh County Conservation District, Penn Foundation, PA Fish and Boat. Penn Environment, Delaware RiverKeeper, Nurture Nature


Continuing challenges in 2013

Planning for a new tomorrow’s weather, Stormwater managemenrt, Groundwater protection, Gas drilling protections, infrastructure repair and maintenance, open space conservation, failing septic systems, maintaining trout habitat, Palisades School district and Hidden Valley effluent discharge, unsustainable development plans, stream clean-up and restoration, continuing education and implementation of Gallows Run Restoration and Protection Plan, need for ongoing data collection and water management planning


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