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Welcome to RVS

Ridge and Valley Streamkeepers (RVS) is a non-profit, non governmental organization devoted to the goal of protecting and restoring the health of Town Creek, Sideling Hill Creek, and Fifteen Mile Creek watersheds in western Maryland and south-central Pennsylvania. We have fifteen monitors to measure turbidity, temperature, nitrates, pH, dissolved oxygen, and alkalinity at various sites in the watershed. We have actively monitored for the past ten years and have published data that gives great insight into the quality of our water and what factors influence our water quality, particularly the seasons of the year.

The mission of Ridge and Valley Streamkeepers is to bring together citizens passionate about protecting the health and beauty of Sideling Hill Creek, Fifteenmile Creek, and Town Creek. Through science and education we work together to study the streams and involve the entire community in conservation of these resources for present and future generations.

These are special watersheds.  When you fish, hunt, hike, bike, canoe or kayak in this area you are in for a special treat.  The beauty of this area is tremendous and there is much nature to enjoy.  We hope that those that come to enjoy our creeks might consider joining this watershed group.  You can offer your support with time or financial help.  Learn more by spending time here at our website. Visit our contacts page to get in touch with one of the members of RVS. Be a part of this unique watershed group.