Seasonal Programs

The Indiana County Conservation District offers educational programs throughout the year, covering a variety of conservation related topics, from turkey talk to sustainable gardening.

If you are interested in having our staff hold a program for your school or organization, please contact us.

First Waves Indiana

First Waves Participants Paddleboarding on Yellow Creek Lake.

What is First Waves Indiana?

First Waves Indiana is a collaborative program between the Watersmith Guild and the Indiana County Conservation District to provide meaningful outdoor experiences to underserved youth in Indiana County. The First Waves program was created by the Watersmith Guild in 2014 and currently includes programs in Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Cambria, and Indiana.

Watersmith Guild

The Mission of the Watersmith Guild is to inspire watershed conservation and improve lives through arts and adventure programming. Learn more by clicking here to visit their website.

Program Details

The event consists of a three day program including standup paddleboarding, river surfing, watershed conservation, and filmmaking. Participants will engage in inspirational and exiting activities throughout each day that connect them with the natural world.

Dates, times, and event details can be found by clicking here to be re-directed to the First Waves Indiana event page.

Sponsor a Youth!

This program is free to participants but not without cost. Help us create meaningful experiences that engage and inspire future generations of conservationists by making a financial contribution for the program or sponsoring the total cost of one youth's experience. CLICK HERE to access the donation page.

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