Promoting conservation of the natural resources of the
Deer Creek Watershed

Our Mission

The Association advocates for the preservation and conservation of the natural resources within the Deer Creek Watershed for the benefit of the community and future generations. The Association promotes environmental stewardship by educating and encouraging citizens, businesses, politicians and government officials of environmental concerns affecting the Deer Creek Watershed. The overall goal is for a healthy and vibrant watershed that supports diverse aquatic life in balance with the needs of the community.

News & Notes


  • Welcome to the New and Improved Deer Creek Watershed Association Website
    If this is your first time visiting DCWA on the web, we welcome you and hope you find your visit to be educational, motivational, and perhaps even entertaining. For those who have previously checked us out, things should look quite different. Thanks in part to
  • Deer Creek Watershed Association Establishes Scholarship for Harford Community College Students
    The Deer Creek Watershed Association Environmental Science Scholarship at Harford Community College was created by the association in 2015. Association board members David Boniface and Albert Isennock recently presented a check to the scholarship’s first recipient, Patrick Donnelly. The annual $1,000 scholarship will ease the
  • Days Down the Deer Creek
    It was a November night when we pushed our canoe from the sandy shore into the cool trickling creek water. My friend sat in the front and I waded until the 50-degree water reached my knees. I swung a leg over the canoe and continued

Social Happenings

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#Harford County has built a new canoe/kayak launch in Forest Hill as part of its plan for a Deer Creek water trail.

Located at 1202 Walters Mill Road, the new public launch has a loading area and 14 parking spots. It sits approximately six miles upstream from Benjamin’s Bridge in Street, the county’s first launch of the planned trail.

The Walters Mill Canoe/Kayak Launch is open dawn to dusk and is managed by Harford County Parks & Recreation.

“Paddling on Deer Creek is one of the best ways I know of to unwind,” County Executive Glassman said. “Our new launch at Walters Mill makes it easy to head down to Benjamin’s Bridge and enjoy a six-mile stretch of one of Harford’s most beautiful waterways.”
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