“Where sky meets water”
Welkinweir, the former estate of Everett and Grace Rodebaugh, founding members of Green Valleys Watershed Association, is now the headquarters and educational center for the organization.
The 197-acre nature sanctuary and arboretum is located along a tributary to the Beaver Run, which itself is an Exceptional Value (EV) tributary of the French Creek. One of the factors contributing to the Beaver Run’s clean and healthy waters is an intact streamside forest, or riparian buffer.
The forests, meadows, ponds, and stream at Welkinweir are all valuable parts of the nature sanctuary. Welkinweir serves as a living laboratory where people of all ages can observe, appreciate, and learn more about its various ecosystems.