Forward Township was established in 1854 out of territory embraced in the original townships of Connoquenessing and Middlesex. The Township is named after the Honorable Walter Forward who was a judge in Allegheny County, PA., a member of the 17th U.S. Congress and also the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1841 to 1843.

Join the Allegheny Aquatic Alliance for
Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration
June 17th & 18th

The Connie Q Canoe Trip Celebration will allow people of all ages and skills to enjoy and engage in a sojourn on a captivating scenic creek. Allegheny Aquatic Alliance will guide you through this two-day, 16 mile kayak/canoe paddle across beautiful Butler County on Connoquenessing Creek. This celebration will encourage participants to learn more about this important waterway and how to protect it. The event includes shuttle service, overnight camping, dinner and breakfast, live entertainment, informative speakers, raffles and silent auction, campfire snacks, and fun for all! One day paddlers are welcome also. Take part in this exciting unique paddling opportunity and experience what our local natural resources have to offer. Thank you to Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers for their support with this sojourn event!

Registration Fees: 2 day Adult: $20; 1 day Adult: $15; 2 day Child (12 years old and under): $12; 1 day Child: $7 (Fees include liability insurance)
Boat Rental Fees: 2 days: $20; 1 day: $15 (Limited quantity, Contact to reserve)

Dates and Times: 6/17/17 1:30pm – 6/18/17 2:30pm
Rain Date: 7/8/17 – 7/9/17

Day 1 Put In: 101 West Main St. Renfrew, PA 16053
Day 1 Take Out: 253 Ash Stop Rd. Evans City, PA 16033
Day 2 Put In: 253 Ash Stop Rd. Evans City, PA 16033
Day 2 Take Out: 198 Porters Cove Harmony, PA 16037

Participants will drop off their boats at Renfrew Canoe Launch and then drive to Major Washington Canoe Launch to set up camping gear and park their vehicles. The shuttle will then take the attendees back to Renfrew Canoe Launch, where they will launch their boats. Participants are required to bring their own camping gear and Life Jackets/PFD. Contact Christina Handley for more information or to Register: alleghenyaquaticalliance@hotmail.com or (724) 371-0416.


For all changes to properties in Forward Township which may include such things as building, fences, driveways, etc., please contact the Township office to determine if a permit is needed.