Welcome to the Lancaster County Watershed Website!

This site is designed to promote and foster watershed protection efforts throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • County Park Nature Programs for School Children
    Various times and dates throughout the summer (Lancaster County Environmental Center, Lancaster)  Have a child or know a child that likes nature or wants to explore?  If so, check out the many Summer Explorer Camps that the Lancaster County Parks are conducting this Summer for youth of all ages.  Download the Camp Brochure or check out the Lancaster County Parks website for more information.

 

EVENTS & MEETINGS

  • Making Sense of  Natural Gas Pipelines & Right-of-Way Agreements
    Wednesday, July 30th from 7PM to 9PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)  Have questions regarding the various pipelines that will be crossing the county in the coming years and right-of-way issues that might come along with these?  Check out this upcoming workshop that might answer some questions you may be having.  The workshop is sponsored by Penn State Extension and will have a host of expert speakers.  There is a $15 registration fee for this workshop.  To register or for more information download the Workshop Flyer.
  • Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Ice Cream Social/Meeting
    Monday, August 4th at 6PM at the Bachman Proerty (intersection of Blue Lake Rd. & Peartown Rd., Reinholds) Flyer
  • Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium Steering Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, August 6th at 3PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Lancaster County Conservation District Board Meeting
    Wednesday, August 6th at 7:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Pequea Cr. Watershed Association Educational Event
    Saturday, August 16th from 10AM to noon at the Biscardi property (3 Pennsy Rd., intersection of Main St. & E. Pennsy Rd., New Providence)  Bring the whole family to a great summer activity, kids and adults can be a part of this learning day.  Participants will be able to "dive into the creek" to learn about the aquatic insects that inhabitat the Big Beaver Cr. and what they mean for local water quality.  Folks will also be able to witness a fishery survey on the Big Beaver Cr. and learn about what fish live in our waters.  Finally, to cap off the event everyone in attendance will get some FREE ice cream.  For more information on this event contact Kara Kalupson.
  • Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, August 20th at 5:30PM at Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Donegal Trout Unlimited Family Picnic/Meeting
    Wednesday, August 20th from 6-8PM at the Millport Conservancy (Millport Rd., Lititz)
  • Friends of Fishing Creek Watershed Association Meeting
    Thursday, August 28th at 7PM at Drumore Park (Furniss Rd., Drumore (behind Drumore Twp. Bldg.))
  • Pequea Creek Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, September 2nd at 7PM at the Providence Township Building (Mount Airy Rd.)
  • Octoraro Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, September 2nd at 7PM at the OWA Bldg. (517 Pine Grove Rd., Nottingham)
  • Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, September 3rd at 7PM at the Rapho Township Bldg. (Colebrook Rd., Manheim)
  • Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Meeting
    Wednesday, September 10th at 2:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Donegal Trout Unlimited Youth Fly fishing Clinic
    Saturday, September 13th from 8:30AM to 1PM at the Hugh Wenger property (Elizabethtown)  Do you have a youth interested in learning more about fly fishing or local conservation efforts?  If so check out this Donegal TU program.  Eligible kids in this program should be between the ages of 12-18 years old.  If you are interested in learning more visit the Donegal TU website for more info and a registration form.
  • Lititz Run Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Tuesday, September 23rd at 4PM at the Warwick Township Municipal Bldg. (Clay Rd., Lititz)

TIMELY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • The Chesapeake Bay Trust is accepting applications for the Outreach and Community Engagement track of the Mini-Grant program on a rolling basis until funds are fully expended. Applications must be received at least 6 weeks prior to your project start date. For more information visit the Chesapeake Bay Trust website.
  • Exelon's Environment Program supports projects that improve the quality of our environment; promote environmental education, conservation and preservation; develop cleaner sources of energy; protect endangered species; and beautify neighborhoods.  Will fund projects located within communities where they work (ie Holtwood).  For more information visit the Exelon website.

LITTLE CONESTOGA PARTERNERSHIP HEALTHY WATERSHED STORMWATER INCENTIVES PROGRAM

For more information on the Lancaster County Conservation District's Watershed Program,
contact Matthew W. Kofroth, Watershed Specialist - mattkofroth@lancasterconservation.org or 717-299-5361 ext 124.



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