Welcome to the Lancaster County Watershed Website!
This site is designed to promote and foster watershed protection efforts throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Watershed Volunteer Events
- CALL TO ACTION - Due to Recent Flooding Events the Donegal Fish & Conservation Association has setup a GO FUND ME site to pay for damage sustained at their Cooperative Trout Nursery. Significant damage was done to the raceways and grounds of the nursery and funds are needed to fix the area. Please consider donating at www.gofundme.com/dfca-restoration-from-flood-of-2018?teamInvite=cFS36cnTiySIWbnCUJPlcCyedGwtFmxlKk8K4KPn4TJ6NyXoUEQBrIk3L39rhRIn
- March 16th, from 8-11AM - Annual Lititz Run Watershed Alliance Spring Stream Cleanup Event, @ various locations throughout the watershed. (contact Warwick Twp. to register)
Watershed Educational Events
- CALL TO ACTION: Events the Donegal Fish & Conservation Association has setup a GO FUND ME site to pay for damage sustained at their Cooperative Trout Nursery. Significant damage was done to the raceways and grounds of the nursery and funds are needed to fix the area. Please consider donating at www.gofundme.com/dfca-restoration-from-flood-of-2018?teamInvite=cFS36cnTiySIWbnCUJPlcCyedGwtFmxlKk8K4KPn4TJ6NyXoUEQBrIk3L39rhRIn
- January 24th, from 6-9PM - 1st Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival (Spring House Brewing Co., Lnacaster) Register @ http://www.allianceforthebay.org/wildscenic
- January 29th, from 8:30AM-1PM - Chiques Creek Farmers Meeting (Harvest View Farm, 338 Sunnyburn Rd., E-town) to register email Kristen Kyler
- February 6th-8th - PA in the Balance Conference (Hershey Lodge and Convention Center) More information to come
- February 20th & 21st - 2019 Riparian Buffer Summit (Best Western Premier, 800 East Park Dr., Harrisburg) Register @ http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/Conservation/Water/RiparianBuffers/Pages/default.aspx
- February 24th & 25th - 2019 PA Statewide Conference for Watershed Organizations (Wyndam Garden Hotel, 310 Elks Club Rd., Boalsburg) Register @ http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-pa-statewide-conference-for-watershed-organizations-tickets-53446195008
- March 16th, from 11AM-3PM - Annual Donegal Fish & Conservation Association Spring Sports Show (Maytown Fire Company)
- March 16th, from 5PM-?? - Annual Donegal Trout Unlimited Fundraiser (Double Tree Resort, Willow Street) Register @ http://www.donegaltu.org
- March 21st, from 6-9PM - Annual Lancaster County Conservation District Banquet (Yoder's, New Holland) Register @ http://www.lancasterconservation.org
- April 27th, from 8AM-4PM, Native Plant & Wildlife Festival (Overlook park)
Environmental Education Grants (deadline January 11th)
Administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection , the Environmental Education funds are used for projects ranging from creative, hands-on lessons for students, teacher training programs, and outdoor learning resources to conservation education for adults. Organizations may apply for mini-grants of up to $3,000 or general grants up to $25,000. General grants will be awarded to organizations implementing large scale regional or statewide environmental education projects on priority topic(s). Applicants for general grants are required to include a 20% match. Mini-grant applicants may apply for up to $3,000 for local environmental education projects focused on priority topic(s). Mini-grant application are not required to include a match, but strongly encouraged to submit a cash or in-kind match. All applications are due by January 11th. For more information and/or an application www.dep.pa.gov/EE_Grants.
Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant (deadline January 31st)
The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. Potential projects include a variety of ecological improvements along with targeted community outreach, education and stewardship. Projects should also increase access to the benefits of nature, reduce the impact of environmental hazards and engage local communities, particularly underserved communities, in project planning, outreach and implementation. Applications for this grant are due January 31st. For more information on this grant program visit the grant webpage; www.nfwf.org/fivestar/Pages/2019rfp.aspx.
Community Conservation Partnership Program (C2P2) Grants (deadline April 10th)
he Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will begin accepting applications January 22 for local land conservation, recreation, riparian buffer project grants under the Community Conservation Partnership Grant Program. The deadline for applications is April 10. Community Conservation Partnership grants can fund-- Planning, acquisition, rehabilitation and development of public parks, greenways, critical habitat areas and open space; Recreation areas; Motorized and non-motorized trails; ATV and Snowmobile, River conservation and access; and Conservation of open space. The Riparian Forest Buffer Program provides financial assistance to identify locations in need of riparian forest buffers, and to design, establish, monitor, and provide short-term maintenance for those buffers.
Coca-Cola Foundation Community Support Grants (rolling deadline)
At the Coca-Cola Company, we recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. As a global beverage company, we have committed ourselves to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business. Our community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of our business and focuses on the global pillars where the coca-Cola Company can make a unique and sustainable difference. The support initiatives that provide access to clean water and sanitation, watershed protection in water-stressed regions, the utilization of water for production and or multiple use systems that do more than provide clean drinking water, and education and awareness programs that promote water conservation within communities and industry. This grant has a rolling deadline. For more information, visit http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/community-requests-guidelines-application
ERM Foundation (rolling deadline)
The ERM Foundation offers a small grants program to eligible organizations. The grants are intended to provide fudndng for projects that support one or more of the ERM Foundation, which include" water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), conservation and biodiversity, low carbon development; environmental education; and empowering women and girls. This grant has a rolling deadline. For more information, visit http://www.erm.com/en/about-us/erm-foundation/erm-foundation-in-the-united-states/
World Trout Initiative Grant (rolling deadline)
The World Trout Initiative funds only groups and efforts working to restore and protect wild, self-sustainable trout, salmon, and other fish species within their native ranges. This includes both indigenous fresh and salt water fish. They believe the best way to accomplish this over the long-term is by ensuring that populations have high quality habitat and adequate stream flows, can migrate between habitats without human intervention, are not negatively impacted by hatchery and aquaculture operations, have protection from harmful non-native species and disease, and are not over-harvested. They look for innovative groups that produce measurable results and work on long term solutions to root causes of the problem. This grant has a rolling deadline. For more information, visit http://www.patagonia.com/world-trout-initiative/funding-guidelines.html
Sustainable Environments Program (rolling deadline)
The Sustainable Environments Programs is working to overhaul our country's outdated and crumbling infrastructure with a new approach that will foster healthier, sustainable, and just communities. They believe in the potential of what we call "next generation infrastructure" to improve transit systems, make buildings more energy efficient, better manage out water systems and rebuild regional food systems. Focusing on urban area and their surrounding suburbs, they seek solutions that connect and improve these infrastructure systems in ways that maximize positive impacts and minimize negative environmental, economic, and social consequences. Urban Water Management is one aspect they are interested in funding projects in. This grant has a rolling deadline. For more information, visit http://www.surdna.org/what-we-fund/sustainable-environments.html
Embrace-A-Stream (EAS Program (rolling deadline)
Embrace-A-Stream (EAS) is a matching grant program administered by Trout Unlimited chapters and councils for coldwater fisheries conservation. Projects funded include; on-the-ground restoration/protection/conservation project, education/outreach, applied research, advocacy efforts, and feasibility studies. This grant has a rolling deadline. For more information, visit http://www.tu.org/conservation/watershed-restoration-home-rivers-initiative/embrace-a-stream