Welcome to the Lancaster County Watershed Website!
This site is designed to promote and foster watershed protection efforts throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
- Pequea Creek Watershed Association Meeting
Tuesday, September 1st at 7PM at the Providence Township Building (Mount Airy Rd.)
- Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 2nd at 3PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, September 2nd at 7PM at the Rapho Township Bldg. (Colebrook Rd., Manheim)
- Lancaster County Conservation District Board Meeting
Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Meeting
Wednesday, September 9th at 2:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Youth Fly-Fishing Clinic - Saturday, September 12th from 8:30AM-1PM at the Wenger property (403 Trail Rd. North, Elizabethtown) Kids 12-18 years of age are invited to attend this FREE fly-fishing clinic sponsored by Donegal Trout Unlimited. Kids will learn stream ecology, fly-fishing, tying flies and many other aspects of the sport. Registration is required for this event. To register contact by email Mark Ebner or phone at (717) 440-5903. For more information visit the Donegal TU website.
- Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, September 16th at 5:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Donegal Trout Unlimited Meeting
Wednesday, September 16th at 7PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Donegal Fish & Conservation Association Meeting
Monday, September 21st at 7PM at the Donegal Presbyterian Church (Colebrook Rd., Mount Joy)
- Millcreek Preservation Association Meeting
Tuesday, September 22nd at 2:30PM at the Ressler Mill Carriage House (intersection of Route 772 and Stumptown Rd., Mascot)
- Lititz Run Watershed Alliance Meeting
Tuesday, September 22nd at 4PM at the Warwick Township Building (Clay Rd., Lititz)
- Tri-County Conewago Creek Watershed Association Meeting
Friday, September 25th at 7PM at the Conewago Township Building (Hershey)
- Pequea Creek Watershed Association 5th Annual Miniature Golf Fund Raiser - Saturday, September 26th from 10AM-noon at the Village Green Miniature Golf Course (1444 Village Rd., Strasburg) Come have fun and raise money for a local watershed group at the same time at the 5th Annual Pequea Cr. Watershed Association Mini Golf Outing. This annual event is always a family-friendly event with lots of fun, food, and prizes. There is a small cost for adults to participate but kids under 12 are FREE. For more information or to sign up a team download the Mini Golf Poster.
- Ladies Fly-Fishing Clinic - Saturday, September 26th from 8:30AM-1PM at the Wenger property (403 Trail Rd. North, Elizabethtown) Ladies of all ages are invited to attend this FREE fly-fishing clinic sponsored by Donegal Trout Unlimited. The ladies will learn stream ecology, fly-fishing, tying flies and many other aspects of the sport. Registration is required for this event. To register contact by email Faye Haering or phone at (717) 285-2572. For more information visit the Donegal TU website.
- FREE Home Water & Septic System Workshop - Tuesday, September 29th from 1-3 PM & repeated from 6-8PM at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus (137 Modena Rd., South Coatsville) Penn State Extension will offer this FREE workshop that will include topics on; protecting, testing and testing private water supplies and also septic system inspection and maintenance. FREE drinking water screening for coliform bacteria, E. coli, pH, dissolved solids, and nitrate will be provided for the first 60 households to register. Registration is required. For more information or to register call (717) 242-6510 or visit Penn State Extension website.
- Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Meeting
Monday, October 5th at 7PM at the Cocalico Sportman's Club (Sportsmans Rd., Reinholds)
- Octoraro Watershed Association Meeting
Tuesday, December 1st at 7PM at the OWA Bldg. (517 Pine Grove Rd., Nottingham)
TIMELY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
- 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.
- Urban Stormwater BMP Construction Grants for Municipalities now available. Applications are now being accepted for grants to provide funds for the construction of urban stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP's) to reduce the discharge of nutrients and sediments delivered to the Chesapeake Bay. Municipalities within the Chesapeake Bay drainage area are eligible to apply; other parties who are interested in promoting stormwater BMP construction are encouraged to approach municipal officials and offer to assist in application development and project management. The due date for application is October 9th. The maximum funding amount per applicant is $200,000. Construction must be complete within two years. For more information visit the PA DEP 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.
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