The Antietam Watershed Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of our local waters and wonders.
We are involved in tree plantings, water quality monitoring, educational outreach and a source of information for all citizens. Please contact us if you would like to get involved as a volunteer or member.
The Antietam Creek watershed is a small but important part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. More than half of the state lies within the Bay watershed. Pennsylvania contains two major Bay watersheds: the Potomac, with 1,600 square miles; and the Susquehanna, with 21,00 square miles. Together, they total 40% of the entire watershed.
Facts About the Antietam Creek and Antietam Watershed
Area - 60,000 acres (93.8 sq. mi)
Settled - Pre-Revolutionary War (1700s)
Population - 30,000
Uses - Farming, recreation, residential, manufacturing
Borough of Waynesboro
Village of South Mountain
Michaux State Forest
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