Welcome to the Lancaster County Watershed Website!

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

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • None at this time.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

  • Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, July 1st at 7PM at the Rapho Township Bldg. (Colebrook Rd., Manheim)
  • Lancaster County Conservation District Board Meeting
    Wednesday, July 1st at 7:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Mount Joy Borough Rain Barrel Workshop - Saturday, July 11th from 9-11AM at Little Chiques Park (229 Park Ave., Mount Joy)  If you are interested in learning how you can save money, save water resources, and reduce your water use check out this FREE Rain Barrel Wkp.  Come learn about how you can save time and money by installing a rain barrel on your property and learn what this simple best management practice can do for you.  If you are extremely motivated and want to purchase a rain barrel you can do this as well through this workshop but orders need to be in to Mount Joy by July 5th.  For more information on this wkp or to pre-order your rain barrel download the Workshop Poster.
  • Millcreek Preservation Association Meeting
    Tuesday, July 14th at 2PM at the Esh siding Company (Beechdale Rd., Bird-in-Hand)
  • Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Meeting
    Wednesday, July 15th at 2:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance Meeting/Picnic
    Wednesday, July 15th at 5:30PM at the East Petersburg Sportsman Club (intersection of Koser Rd. and Petersburg Rd., Lancaster)
  • Donegal Fish & Conservation Association Meeting
    Monday, July 20th at 7PM at sheffy property (Marietta)
  • Lititz Run Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Tuesday, July 28th at 4PM at the Warwick Township Building (Clay Rd., Lititz)
  • Chiques Creek Mini-Golf Classic - Wednesday, July 29th at 6PM at the Caddy Shack (662 S. Oak St., Manheim)  This 1st annual event is sure to be a family friendly event for years to come.  Join members of the Chiques Cr. Watershed Alliance as they putt their way to better water quality through a new and one-of-a kind event.  This event is a fund-raiser for the local group but also promises to be fun filled event for the whole family.  For more information download the Mini-Golf Classic Flyer.
  • Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Ice Cream Social/Meeting
    Monday, August 3rd at 6PM at the Bachman Property (Peartown Rd., Reinholds)
  • Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium Steering Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, August 5th at 3PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, August 5th at 7PM at the Rapho Township Bldg. (Colebrook Rd., Manheim)
  • Lancaster County Conservation District Board Meeting
    Wednesday, August 5th at 7:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Donegal Trout Unlimited Meeting/Picnic
    Wednesday, August 19th at 6PM at the Millport Conservancy (Millport Rd., Lititz)
  • Pequea Creek Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, September 1st at 7PM at the Providence Township Building (Mount Airy Rd.)
  • Octoraro Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, Septmber 1st at 7PM at the OWA Bldg. (517 Pine Grove Rd., Nottingham)

TIMELY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for its 2015 Growing Greener Plus Watershed Protection and Restoration Grants Program.  For the upcoming grant round, the Department will invest in projects that will ultimately protect or restore, or both, watersheds in the Commonwealth from impairment due to nonpoint source pollution, with a focus on priority activities.  Examples of eligible projects include those that will reduce nonpoint source pollution in watersheds where streams are impaired, projects that will help reduce Total Maximum Daily Load pollutants, and integrating stormwater management into watershed management and water conservation strategies.  Applications will be accepted for this program until July 10th.  For more information visit the DEP Growing Greener web page.
  • National Fish & Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) Technical Capacity Grants Program now open.  NFWF in partnership with EPA, is soliciting applications from approved NFWF Technical Assistance Providers ("eligible applicants") to provide technical services on behalf of local governments, nonprofit organizations, and conservation districts ("eligible beneficiaries") for projects that enhance local capacity to more efficiently and effectively restore the habitats and water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.  Eligible beneficiaries interested in receiving technical capacity assistance through this program are encouraged to consult NFWF current list of eligible applicants which list the expertise, geographic service area, and contact information for approved NFWF Technical Assistance Providers.  Applications may only be submitted by eligible applicants and must list and document the support of at least one eligible beneficiary. Deadline for Stormwater Management Projects proposals are due September 17th.  For more information on any of these program areas visit the NFWF website.
  • EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program now open.  The environmental Justice Small Grants Program supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues.  the program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships to help them understand and address environmental and public health concerns in their communities. Successful collaborative partnerships involve not only well-designed strategic plans to build, maintain, and sustain the partnerships, but also working towards addressing the local environmental and public health issues.  For more information on how to call for a pre-application assistance program visit the EPA website.
  • 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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