Welcome to the Lancaster County Watershed Website!
This site is designed to promote and foster watershed protection efforts throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
- FreshWaterLIVE: Online Distance Learning Adventure - Thursday, October 1st at 1PM USDA Forest Service & Prince William Network is sponsoring an online exploration of the origins, travels, and perils of freshwater from green forests to household faucets. FreshWaterLIVE brings learning about fresh water to students, teachers, non-formal learners, and all who have an interest in this important resource. Participate by watching the webcast and sending questions and comments to freshwater scientist at http://FreshWaterLIVE.org. Scientists will be standing by all day to answer questions from school students or any others who have questions about water and watersheds. For more information download the FreshWaterLIVE Flyer.
- Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Meeting
Monday, October 5th at 7PM at the Cocalico Sportman's Club (Sportsmans Rd., Reinholds)
- Millcreek Preservation Association Meeting
Tuesday, October 7th at 2PM at the Ressler Mill Carriage House (intersection of Route 772 and Stumptown Rd., Mascot)
- Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 7th at 3PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, October 7th at 7PM at the Rapho Township Bldg. (Colebrook Rd., Manheim)
- Lancaster County Conservation District Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 7that 7:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Donegal Fish & Conservation Association Meeting
Monday, October 19th at 7PM at Shenks (Marietta)
- Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, October 21st at 5:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Donegal Trout Unlimited's Octoberfest
Wednesday, October 21st at 6PM at the Four Season Golf & Reception Center (Landisville)
- Lititz Run Watershed Alliance Meeting
Tuesday, October 27th at 4PM at the Warwick Township Building (Clay Rd., Lititz)
- Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Meeting
Wednesday, November 18th at 2:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Octoraro Watershed Association Meeting
Tuesday, December 1st at 7PM at the OWA Bldg. (517 Pine Grove Rd., Nottingham)
- Pequea Creek Watershed Association Meeting
Tuesday, December 1st at 7PM at the Providence Township Building (Mount Airy Rd.)
TIMELY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
- 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.
- The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals for the Urban Waters Small Grants Program. Proposed projects will address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships that produce multiple community benefits, with emphasis on underserved communities. EPA's Urban Waters Program helps local residents and their organizations, particularly those in underserved communities, restore their urban waters in ways that also benefit community and economic revitalization. The total estimated funding available for awards under this competition is approximately $1.6 million. EPA expects each award to range from approximately $40,000 to no more than $0,000 in EPA funding. The grant deadline to apply for this funding is November 20th. For more information download the Urban Waters Small Grants Program Flyer.
- The Coldwater Heritage Partnership announced the opening of the 2016 Coldwater Conservation Grants Program. The Coldwater Heritage Partnership provides technical assistance and funding support for the evaluation, conservation and protection of Pennsylvania's coldwater streams. Grants are awarded to organizations to outline strategies and complete implementation projects that best conserve and protect our coldwater fisheries. Two types of grants are awarded: Planing Grants up to $5,000 and Implementation Grants up to $7,000. Deadline for both grants is December 18th. For more information on both grant tracks or to download an application visit the Coldwater Heritage Partnership 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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