Communities Connected by Water
Protecting the Upper Susquehanna Basin will also protect the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Upper Susquehanna Coalition & Chesapeake Bay Program Projects
*Wetlands constructed for flood control and wildlife habitat
*Farm nutrient management planning
*Rotational grazing to reduce stream siltation
* Planned development to minimize water pollution
*Streamside restoration to protect stream banks.
How you can help
*Participate in household hazardous waste collection programs
*Volunteer for river or stream clean-ups
*Reduce the use of septic system by pumping it regularly
*Plant native trees and shrubs along streams
*Join a watershed organization in your community.
*The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States
*The bay itself is about 200 miles long
*The 64,000 square mile watershed includes portions of NY, PA, WV, VA, DC, DE, MD
*The watershed begins in Cooperstown, NY
Wildlife in the Watershed
Bald Eagle-Our national bird is the only eagle unique to North America and is found from Alaska and Canada to northern
River Otter-The river otter is characterized by an elongated body with short, sturdy legs. It is much larger than other mustelids. Valued for their beautiful fur, the river otter has a life expectancy of 10-15 years.
Mink-This aquatic member of the weasel family is found throughout most of northern North America. A large male can reach lengths of 2’ and can be bold and ferocious. This solitary, mainly nocturnal animal is a skillful hunter and preys on a variety of game.
Great Blue Heron-The Great Blue Heron is 4’ tall and has a wingspan of over 6’. This quiet, graceful bird spends 90% of its waking hours foraging for food.
Erected by Upper Susquehanna Coalition & Chesapeake Bay Program.
Location. 41° 41.502′ N, 76° 16.358′ W. Marker is in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Hwy (US 6). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wyalusing PA 18853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Landscapes of Conservation (here, next to this marker); Warriors Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Wyalusing (approx. 1½ miles away); Wyalusing Borough Historic District
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