MOA Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 1st, 2016

Allegheny County Expo 3-7-16Allegheny County Outdoor, Travel, and Outdoor Show

The 31st Annual Allegheny Sport, Travel, and Outdoor show was held February 18-21 at the Monroeville Convention Center. The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association had a booth set up to promote the 10th Annual Marianna Canoe Race and Anything That Floats. It was also opportunity for us to promote the recreational assets that our region has to offer. The event was also an opportunity to discus our efforts in achieving the completion of a Regional Recreation Plan. The Plan shall highlight our recreational and historical assets that are currently not being utilized or under promoted. We are gaining partnerships, memberships, sponsors, and public support daily. Petitions are currently being circulated and available for anyone to sign that is in support of the Plan. We have been slowly presenting the Plan to local, county, state, and even federal officials with the goal of getting everyone involved and engaged by working together. A team philosophy works better than working alone and we would hope those involved would manage their areas of responsibility in achieving the goals at hand. This is not about one community, or one county, but rather a major region of Southwestern Pennsylvania that needs improved. Everyone should be on board when it comes to what we are trying to accomplish. This is bigger than Marianna, a community which was written off by many a very long time ago, but the entire region shall benefit from our collective efforts!

Allegheny County Expo 3-7-16111Marianna Outdoorsmen Association Upcoming Events

1. April 9th Trout Stocking at 9am
2. April 16th PA Opening Day of Trout Season at 8am
3. April 20th Canoe Race sign-ups at M.V.F.C. 6-9pm
4. April 27th Canoe Race sign-ups at M.V.F.C. 6-9pm
5. April 30th 10th Annual Marianna Canoe Race 11am

Special you for supporting our vision!

On behalf of the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association and the region as a whole, we thank you for your support of our collective efforts to help improve the area and beyond while educating our youth and helping those in need. Your dedication and support will allow us to bring unprecedented progress to the area and beyond. Believe the unbelievable, inspire the uninspirable, and we will achieve what was thought to be unachievable.

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 1st, 2016

FairPoint Communications Building 3-6-16FairPoint Communications Building

On Monday February 29th, 2016, the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association was able to acquire the FairPoint Communications telephone company building, located on Magnolia Avenue in Marianna, PA. The building will serve multiple purposes, primarily as the M.O.A. headquarters leading into the future. Acquiring the building was a long time coming. Future plans for the building remodeling the interior to make office space, storage for equipment, as well as incorporating a historical museum with a scaled model of what Marianna was like 100 years ago. The model town is being donated by Joe Glad of Marianna.

David Stolfer (left) SR. Network Engineer/ Operations Manager of FairPoint Communications and Jason White (right) President of the M.O.A. The building will be used in the future to host events, including our Annual Fall Trout Stocking and Veterans Fishing Day. There are not enough words to express our sincerest gratitude and pleasure to acquire a building that is perfect for a new use.

One of our key areas of focus for our organization is economic development when looking to reuse or repurpose a structure or facility for historical or recreation uses. We achieved both when acquiring the building. We will be partnering with local schools and Universities to achieve turning the exterior walls of the structure into a canvas. Murals displaying historical and recreational themes shall beautify the structure and create a very unique and one of a kind piece of art for anyone to view.

We would also like to humbly and proudly recognize FairPoint Communications for also supporting and sponsoring the Marianna Pole Banner Program and the 10th Annual Mariana Canoe Race and Anything That Floats. Partnerships are ways to make the area, region, and world a better place. We are proud to work with FairPoint Communications in taking steps to help improve the area!

Marianna Outdoorsmen Association Upcoming Events

1. April 9th Trout Stocking at 9am
2. April 16th PA Opening Day of Trout Season at 8am
3. April 20th Canoe Race sign-ups at M.V.F.C. 6-9pm
4. April 27th Canoe Race sign-ups at M.V.F.C. 6-9pm
5. April 30th 10th Annual Marianna Canoe Race 11am

Special you for supporting our vision!

On behalf of the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association and the region as a whole, we thank you for your support of our collective efforts to help improve the area and beyond while educating our youth and helping those in need. Your dedication and support will allow us to bring unprecedented progress to the area and beyond. Believe the unbelievable, inspire the uninspirable, and we will achieve what was thought to be unachievable.
If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 16th, 2016

wcos_pr_photoWashington County Outdoor Show
The Washington County Outdoor Show is a good time for the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association to promote their goals and vision to all the surrounding communities and region as a whole. This is the third year we have been involved with this particular show. We take the time to let people know where we stand on important issues. Issues such as how we intend to intill a team effort between county and state agnencies to facilitate funds towards specific projects that are not currently funded. Rails to Trails and trout stocking locations and times in our region are two important concepts that are tremendous opportunities that are at our fingertips, we a collective whole must act. We also raffle off a brand new kayak, which helps us to promote the sport and our Annual Marianna Canoe Race and Anything that Floats.

The Show offers the opportunity to have official Whitetail Deer scorers certified by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Scoring your deer is not a mandatory practice, but is something done by hunters who are interested in knowing where their trophies stand. I was lucky enough to harvest a buck in the fall of 2010 that I’ve wanted to get scored since then. This year I finally did. It came in at 122-1/8 inches. That measurement was enough to make the Pennsylvania Pope and Young record book. My trophy buck was less than three inches shy of making the national Pope and Young book. My goal was not to be recognized by a record book (otherwise I would have got it scored six years ago), but to just know what it scored. Now that I know it does make the book, I’m a very happy and proud hunter.

Marianna Outdoorsmen Association Upcoming Events

1. February 17th-21st Monroeville Sportsmen Show
2. March 5th and 6th West Virginia Sportsmen Show
3. April 9th Trout Stocking at 9am
4. April 16th PA Opening Day of Trout Season at 8am
5. April 20th Canoe Race sign-ups at M.V.F.C. 6-9pm
6. April 27th Canoe Race sign-ups at M.V.F.C. 6-9pm
7. April 30th 10th Annual Marianna Canoe Race 11am

Special you for supporting our vision!

On behalf of the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association and the region as a whole, we thank you for your support of our collective efforts to help improve the area and beyond while educating our youth and helping those in need. Your dedication and support will allow us to bring unprecedented progress to the area and beyond. Believe the unbelievable, inspire the uninspirable, and we will achieve what was thought to be unachievable.

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 9th, 2016

Marianna Eagle SIghtingBald Eagle Sighted in Marianna Pennsylvania
The majestic bird that is a symbol of our great nation has made its way to Marianna PA. The Bald Eagle is a bird that few have the opportunity to see in a lifetime. You may be in luck and hopefully get to see this wonderful sight with your own two eyes if you travel to Marianna. The Bald Eagle has been spotted over the past six months numerous times making its home along North Ten Mile Creek that winds its way through the heart of Marianna.

The once booming coal mining community was the largest and most modernized in the world at one point in time. To be the best in the world is quite an achievement even it was over 100 years ago. Soo unique, the community once attracted the likes of President Theodore Roosevelt, an environmental conservationist in his own right.

Marianna is no longer the booming coal mining community described in photos and stories, but now is morphing like a butterfly and is turning into a recreational paradise for all to come bestow and enjoy. The old saying, “if you build it, they will come” has proven itself true once again. After ten years of habitat improvement, community clean-ups, and trout stocking in Ten Mile Creek, the beautiful Bald Eagle has decided to call Marianna home. Hard work via blood, sweat, and tears while committing to a unique vision has been the key. What some saw a worthless community not worth the effort and investment, we have always viewed as a recreational family friendly paradise.

What we are doing is special and attracting the gaze of many new members, partnering organizations, and communities joining the unique vision of investing into our regional recreation assets. This Bald Eagle is an exclamation point of what we have been saying for the past ten years. Our natural recreational assets are of immeasurable value to everyone, including Mother Nature. It is high time that we all acknowledge what we have at our fingertips, invest into it, and then promote it for all to come see and enjoy first hand. This vision is not just suitable for Marianna, but it applies to any community, county, region, or state that has underutilized or overlooked assets.

The definition of insanity will always hold true, expecting different results but doing the same thing over and over will simply always give you the same result. We are about doing things different with a unique mindset and not accepting failure as an option.

Marianna Outdoorsmen Association Upcoming Events

1. February 17th-21st Monroeville Sportsmen Show
2. March 5th and 6th West Virginia Sportsmen Show
3. April 9th Trout Stocking at 9am
4. April 16th PA Opening Day of Trout Season at 8am
5. April 20th Canoe Race sign-ups at M.V.F.C. 6-9pm
6. April 27th Canoe Race sign-ups at M.V.F.C. 6-9pm
7. April 30th 10th Annual Marianna Canoe Race 11am

Special you for supporting our vision!

On behalf of the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association and the region as a whole, we thank you for your support of our collective efforts to help improve the area and beyond while educating our youth and helping those in need. Your dedication and support will allow us to bring unprecedented progress to the area and beyond. Believe the unbelievable, inspire the uninspirable, and we will achieve what was thought to be unachievable.
If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 14th, 2015

M.O.A. Donates Kayaks to Beth-Center
The opportunity to put smiles on the faces of children is a feeling that we all should cherish. The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association donated four kayaks to the Beth-Center School District 12-14-15. The donation was yet another successful partnership between the school district and the non-profit organization.

The kayaks shall join the Beth-Center boat fleet which already included two canoes. Students from 6-8 grades will learn “Basic Boating Skills” that is a program designed by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The ability to incorporate the program into the Physical Education Class is extremely advantageous for every student that passes the course. Passing students will receive a Pennsylvania State Certification through the Fish and Boat Commission acknowledging the student completion of the course. The completion of the course also awards the student with the Pennsylvania Boater Safety Certificate which allows for captaining a motor boat.

Unique, you betcha! We see these partnerships as the tip of the iceburgh. We plan on offering these educational opportunities to any and all schools in Pennsylvania that would like to incorporate new and unique hands on learning experiences for our youth. We hope that in the future, County and State Agencies will see these programs beneficial toward societal problems and overlooked assets by teaching children positive and fulfilling things to do away from the classroom. The smiles that we experienced said it all and we will do all we can to give our youth a better opportunity to experience a fulfilling and exciting education that they can carry on with them beyond the walls of the classroom.
If anyone would like to discuss these programs in greater detail, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are also asking that if anyone would like to help fund these programs, please contact us and that generosity would be greatly appreciated! Giving kids positive things to do with their time is worth every penny!

Special thanks for supporting our vision!

On behalf of the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association and the region as a whole, we thank you for your support of our collective efforts to help improve the area and beyond while educating our youth and helping those in need. Your dedication and support will allow us to bring unprecedented progress to the area and beyond. Believe the unbelievable, inspire the uninspirable, and we will achieve what was thought to be unachievable.

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 3rd, 2015

2015 Pennsylvania Bear Hunt
I left Washington. Pa. for bear camp with my dad on November 20th; the day before Pennsylvania’s statewide bear hunting season opened. We were staying at Kay Stepp’s cabin in north central Pennsylvania with Alan Stepp, David Stepp Sr., David Stepp Jr., and Mark McCarty among others.

Opening day started with breakfast at 5am and then the gathering of our group of 18 hunters at the Sheetz on Route 6. Most of the hunters were from the area with out-of-towners mixed in.

We drive bear with drivers and sitters. All day. The opening drive proved successful with a bear being pushed off the mountain to one of the sitters. It was a young bear weighing 110 pounds live weight. The second drive of an old clear cut was even more successful with three sitters shooting two big boars. One weighed in at 480 pounds live weight and the other came in at 255 pounds live weight. We continued to hunt for four days and steadily moved bear. We had at least a couple slip between the sitters and drivers. And my dad shot at and missed one on Tuesday. It was his ninth year bear hunting and he saw his first bear live in the woods on Saturday and got to take a crack at one on Tuesday.

All together, it was a very successful bear season. The last several years, we failed to move any bears in the direction of the sitters. It was most likely due to the lack of food and colder weather causing many bears to go into hibernation by the time the season came around. Our hunting group hasn’t discharged a firearm at a bear in the two previous seasons and only had a shot at one bear in the last three seasons. 2015 was a very memorable season. It’s hard work for four days of hunting and just to see a bear is a success. To have a tag on three before ten in the morning on opening day was just incredible.

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 25th, 2015

Regional Recreation and Planning Meeting
The 1st Regional Recreation and Planning Meeting took place Thursday November 19th at the Ellsworth Outdoorsmen Club. Local and National participating organizations included Ellsworth Sportsmen Club, Firearm Owners Against Crime, Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, and the Western Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. The meeting served two unique purposes with the first being a free opportunity for the organizations to share their organizational background, goals, and upcoming events in 2016. The second aspect unveiled as the final presentation of the meeting, a “Regional Recreation Plan” will be compiled with aspects positively affecting education and drug programs, rails to trails, water trails, trout stocking locations and times, camping, abandoned refuse impoundments to be re purposed for recreational opportunities, blight, and many, many more new and innovative ideas. The Mon Valley Region and neighboring tributaries have the worst recreational infrastructure, investment, and promotion not only in our immediate region, but in the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania. These aspects of our education and economy are pieces of the regional drug problem. We must acknowledge what we aren’t doing and what we must change, this plan does .The plan shall be ready by spring as we will continue collect petitions, letters of support, and collect creative ideas from the public.

We look forward to bringing light to the opportunities at our fingertips and look forward to creating a new business sector for the region. Special thanks to the Ellsworth Sportsmen Club, participating organizations, and citizens that made the event a huge success! We look forward to the positive changes that are coming and hope you all will join us for the journey!

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 21st, 2015

2nd Annual Fall Trout Stocking and Veterans Fishing Day & 3rd Annual Fall Trout Derby and Pancake Breakfast

Fall has officially arrived along North Ten Mile Creek in Marianna PA. The Creek was stocked Saturday October 17th with Rainbow and Golden Trout ranging from 7-20 inches in size.

The stocking and a luncheon provided free of charge, was dedicated to our U.S. Military Veterans and any disabled citizens. It is the second year the event has been hosted by the M.O.A. at the Marianna Legion Post 744. Acknowledging our Veterans and disabled citizens on this day might not be all that they deserve, but it a step in the right direction of achieving awareness to the lack of amenities and recognition of these forgotten American heroes and citizens. Every little bit counts and we are here to give back however possible.

On Sunday October 18th, the M.O.A. hosted the 3rd Annual Fall Trout Derby and Pancake Breakfast. The Derby was held on North Ten Mile Creek in Marianna, PA with the breakfast held at the Marianna Legion Post 744. Travis Weaver, an M.O.A. member won the Annual Derby with a total of 22 trout caught.

We would like to thank the EQT Foundation for funding the Fall Trout Stocking which made both events possible.

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 16th, 2015

“Fishing Skills” Train the Trainer Certification Course held at Beth-Center School District

Every child deserves the opportunity to experience the great outdoors. Beth Center School District has adopted this invaluable philosophy by introducing the 2nd Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Certification Program in the past month.

The “Fishing Skills” Certification Course provided teachers and volunteers valuable information pertaining to basic fishing terminology, etiquette, habitat, and safety. The school will be adding two other additional PA Fish and Boat Commission courses into their curriculum in 2016 as well.

It is extremely important to note that every student that fulfills the course requirements will then receive a PA State Certification. These certifications are carried with the children beyond school and are simple resume builders.

The ability to help others and improve the region relies on the informed citizens, accompanied with improvement and promotion of our natural resources. Boating, fishing, and hunting along North Ten Mile Creek are experiences we urge you all to pursue. If you would like any additional information about those opportunities please visit our website at Mariannaoutdoors.com or contact us on Facebook.

We thank you for your support and hope to see you at our remaining events!

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6th, 2015

2015 Fall Creek Clean-up

We came, we saw, we cleaned! Over fifty bags of trash, numerous tires, and other large debris was salvaged from the Ten Mile Creek embankments in Marianna. This was our second successful Creek Clean-up in 2015 with well over 200 bags of miscellaneous garbage being picked up between the two days.

Every little bit counts and we look to complete these clean-ups in the future along other waterways that are relied upon not only just for drinking water, but also provide critical habitat for fish and wild game. We must preserve our natural resources that not only sustain life but provide priceless recreational opportunities.

The ability to help others and improve the region relies on the improvement and promotion of our natural resources. Boating, fishing, and hunting along North Ten Mile Creek are experiences we urge you all to pursue. If you would like any additional information about those opportunities please visit our website at Mariannaoutdoors.com or contact us on Facebook.

We would like to thank Beth Center School District, California University of Pennsylvania, Marianna Borough, Marianna Volunteer Fire Department, M.O.A. Members, Nichol Funeral Home, Project Healing Water Fly Fishing, and other volunteers that all gave their time to help this great cause.

We thank you for your support and hope to see you at our remaining events!

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10th, 2015

3rd Annual Marianna Outdoorsmen Association Golf Outing
The ability to help others and improve the region relies on the improvement and promotion of our natural and man made assets. Golfing in the area is a draw for locals and travelers near and far. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is some of the best golfing in the country.

We came, we saw, we golfed! The 3rd Annual M.O.A. Golf Outing took place August 8th came as great fundraiser that brought out a great crowd for such a great cause. For the third year in a row over 100 golfers and volunteers made their way to the Carmichaels Country Club in Northern Greene County. Through the unwavering support of our sponsors and volunteers, we were able to provide a quality experience for our participants. A fun filled day of food, refreshments, and prizes left the participants walking away with full stomachs, smiles, and sun tans thanks to the beautiful weather. The 4th Annual M.O.A. Golf Outing is tentatively scheduled for August 13th, 2016. If you would like to come out and support the cause, please keep us in mind next year!
If you are not a golf enthusiast there is no need to despair, we have more opportunities this year to get involved!

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25th, 2015

Ten Mile Creek Access #1 and Ten Mile Creek Water Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The vision to establish accessible year round boating and fishing in Marianna Pennsylvania along North Ten Mile Creek has been achieved! On July 17th the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association along with Chevron, EQT Foundation, Washington County Tourism and Promotion Agency, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and other dedicated partners had the opportunity to enjoy the collective team effort by officially opening the Ten Mile Creek Access #1 located in Marianna PA via a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The ceremony also officially opened the Ten Mile Creek Water Trail which utilizes North Ten Mile Creek for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing for a distance of eight miles, connecting four municipalities along the way via recreation before ending in Clarksville at the Ten Mile Creek Access #2 owned by East Beth Township. It has been a steady uphill climb over the past nine years, but through dedication, hard work, and a collective team effort we are achieving our goals one at a time.

Marianna is the second accessible trout stocked location along a river or stream in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Southwestern Pennsylvania is broken into ten counties by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. The only access that is provided in Southwestern Pennsylvania by the Fish and Boat Commission is located at the Youghiogheny Dam Outflow in Fayette County.

The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association stocks approximately $12,000 of trout and catfish annually along North Ten Mile Creek throughout Marianna. These stockings typically take place in April, July, and October. The organization views these stockings as critical pieces of a larger vision to draw people to the area by properly utilizing our natural resources.

We are trying very hard to have the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission commit to stocking North Ten Mile Creek in the Marianna and Clarksville areas. The benefits of this stocking by the state are a list that is too long to list. We are committed to team efforts and partnerships to bring progress. This effort by the state would show the people that they are also committed to this collective vision to utilize our natural resources and property promote our recreational assets.

We invite everyone to get involved in our collective vision. Our natural resources and recreation as a whole are valuable assets that can improve our educational system, economy, and give opportunities to those that otherwise would be unavailable. Get involved and remember that a little bit is better than nothing at all.

Thank you, your support has forever changed the area….
– Chevron
– EQT Foundation
– Washington County Tourism and Promotion Agency
– Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

On behalf of the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association and the region as a whole, we thank you for your support of our collective efforts to help improve the area and beyond while educating our youth and helping those in need. Your dedication and support will allow us to bring unprecedented progress to the area and beyond. Believe the unbelievable, inspire the uninspirable, and we will achieve what was thought to be unachievable.

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2015

Marianna, Pa – Over the past 3 years our many partners, community leaders and MOA have combined to promote, improve and motivate others in our community to the opportunities in our community! Now it is time to “take a moment in time” to acknowledge both our partnerships accomplishments and those who have made it possible.

MOA would like to invite you to the Marianna Pa Ten Mile Creek Access #1 (Home of the Annual Marianna Canoe Race) Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of the 8 mile long, Ten Mile Creek Water Trail which begins in Marianna and ends in Clarksville at the East Beth Township Creek Access. As part of our community celebration we have extended invitations to all of the communities in Mon Valley area the opportunity to promote their efforts as well. A table will be provided for ever community to pass out event and project information in their individual community!

The Ribbon Cutting will be held Friday, July 17th at 11am. All are welcome to attend! We will be stocking Catfish in the Creek immediately following the ceremony. If you plan on attending or have any questions just let please RSVP. This is also an event on Facebook, so invite your friends!

Complete details can be found on the M.O.A.’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Marianna-Outdoorsmen-Association/1518083648407978

Mission Statement
The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the great outdoors and rich heritage of Pennsylvania. We are also committed to educating our youth, helping those in need whether disabled or struck by disaster, and also strive to acknowledge and involve our veterans who served to protect us.

MOA programs include:

Ten Mile Watershed Clean-Up, Habitat Improvement and Preservation

Special Event Notice Ribbon Cutting

MOA Web * MOA FB * MOA FB Canoe Race

Veteran and Disabled Citizens

Community Promotion and Improvement

Bike and Water trails

Educational Outreach

Disaster Relief

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 27, 2015

Large Turn-out in Marianna for the 9th Annual Canoe & Anything That Floats Race!

MARIANNA, PA – The 2015 Marianna Canoe Race endured brisk temperatures, but was once again a huge success! Nearly 200 boats made their way down Ten Mile Creek along the 3.2-mile voyage to the Finish Line where approximately 3,000 attendees enjoyed a barbeque and concert.

The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association hosted the ninth annual event with the help of the Fredericktown United Beth-Center Youth Baseball, Methodist Church, Izaak Walton League of America, Marianna Lyceum, and Marianna Volunteer Fire hall.

Citizens came from near and far, with some coming from as far as Texas, to enjoy the event that has put Marianna back on the map. “We would like to thank everybody who came out to support the M.O.A. and this year’s race,” said M.O.A. President Jason White. “Special thanks to the Nichol, Pryor,

and Wyel’s families for allowing the use of land for the Annual Event loved by so many. The event grows every year and plans are already in the works for our 10th Annual race in 2016.”

The funds raised will help improve and promote an eight-mile water trail from Marianna to Fredericktown The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association also stocks over 3,300 trout annually in Ten Mile Creek throughout Marianna that is open to the public.

The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the great outdoors and rich heritage of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The M.O.A. is also committed to educating our youth, helping those in need whether disabled or struck by disaster, and strives to acknowledge and involve our veterans who served to protect us.

Complete details can be found on the M.O.A.’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Marianna-Outdoorsmen-Association/1518083648407978.

For questions about sponsorship packages or additional information about the Marianna Canoe Race
or the M.O.A., please contact Jason White at (724) 986-5708.

Special Thanks to our Partners of the MOA Annual Canoe Race:
IWLA
Marianna Volunteer Fire Department
Marianna Lyceum
Fredericktown United Methodist Church
Beth Center Youth Baseball

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 24, 2015

MARIANNA, PA – The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association held the 9th Annual Spring Trout Stocking in Marianna, PA on Sunday, April 12th. The organization with the help of citizens from near and far stocked over 3,300 trout in Ten Mile Creek throughout Marianna. Over 33% of all trout stocked ranged from 12 to 30 inches. Over one hundred children and adults participated in the stocking.

“The M.O.A. thanks Marianna Borough and all property owners along Ten Mile Creek that support the stocking annually,” said Jason White, M.O.A. President. “Opening day of trout season is April 18th and if you want a chance at catching ‘the big one,’ come fish Marianna.”

The Marianna Outdoorsman Association (M.O.A.) held its pre-Annual Canoe Race Stream Clean-Up event on Saturday, April 4th. The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, CalU, Chevron, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Western PA Wounded Warriors, and citizens from Marianna Borough, West Beth Township, and West Pike Run participated in the Ten Mile Creek Clean-Up.

The Clean-Up took place in Marianna, PA starting at the Ten Mile Access #1 “Annual Marianna Canoe Race Starting Line” and ended approximately one mile downstream with participants collecting over 150 bags of garbage. Over 30 tires were also pulled from Ten Mile Creek along with other large debris that included five televisions. Flowers and trees were planted at the Ten Mile Access #1 during the Clean-Up. M.O.A. President Jason White stated, “The Clean-Up was a huge success and the group effort shows a TEAM that is united as one can truly achieve anything!”

Members of the non-profit organization has cleaned the stream of garbage each year prior to the M.O.A. Annual Canoe Race, which will take place this year on Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 AM.

Complete details can be found on the M.O.A.’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Marianna-Outdoorsmen-Association/1518083648407978.

The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association held the 9th Annual Spring Trout Stocking in Marianna, PA on Sunday, April 12th. The organization with the help of citizens from near and far stocked over 3,300 trout in Ten Mile Creek throughout Marianna. Over 33% of all trout stocked ranged from 12 to 30 inches. Over one hundred children and adults participated in the stocking.

“The M.O.A. thanks Marianna Borough and all property owners along Ten Mile Creek that support the stocking annually,” said Jason White, M.O.A. President. “Opening day of trout season is April 18th and if you want a chance at catching ‘the big one,’ come fish Marianna.”

The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association thanks all of the volunteers for supporting its vision to promote and preserve the great outdoors and rich heritage of Pennsylvania. The M.O.A. anticipates over 4,000 people attending the race this year and with over 200 boats participating. “We thank each individual for their time and generosity,” said White. “We hope to see you at all of our upcoming events, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to participate. The community effort is truly appreciated.”

The Marianna Outdoorsmen Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the great outdoors and rich heritage of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The M.O.A. is also committed to educating our youth, helping those in need whether disabled or struck by disaster, and strives to acknowledge and involve our veterans who served to protect us.

For questions about sponsorship packages or additional information about the Marianna Canoe Race or the M.O.A., please contact Jason White at (724) 986-5708.

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Special Thanks to our Partners of the MOA Annual Canoe Race:
IWLA
Marianna Volunteer Fire Department
Marianna Lyceum
Fredericktown United Methodist Church
Beth Center Youth Baseball

If you would like to donate to the Marianna Outdoorsmen Association, please return a check payable to:

M.O.A.
2012 Morey Road
Clarksville, PA 15322

Respectfully and Sincerely,
Jason White
Marianna Outdoorsmen Association President