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

  • Donegal Fish & Conservation Association Meeting
    Monday, December 15th at 7PM at Donegal Presbyterian Church (Donegal Springs Rd., Mount Joy)
  • Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, December 17th at 5:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Donegal Trout Unlimited Oktoberfest/Meeting
    Wednesday, December 17th at 7PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Meeting
    Monday, January 5th at 7PM at the Cocalico Sportsman Building (Sportsman Rd., Reinholds)
  • Millcreek Preservation Association Meeting
    Wednesday, January 7th at 2PM at the ressler Mill Carriage House (Intersection of Stumptown Rd. and Newport Rd., Mascot)
  • Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium Steering Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, January 7th at 3PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, January 7th at 7PM at the Rapho Township Bldg. (Colebrook Rd., Manheim)
  • Tri-County Conewago Creek Association Meeting
    Wednesday, January 7th at 7PM at the Conewago Township Bldg. (Hershey)
  • Lancaster County Conservation District Board Meeting
    Wednesday, January 12 at 1PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Meeting
    Wednesday, January 14th at 2:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Friends of Fishing Creek Meeting
    Thursday, January 15th at 7PM at the Kinch Property (23 Fawn Dr., Quarryville)
  • Lititz Run Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Tuesday, February 24th at 4PM at the Warwick Township Municipal Bldg. (Clay Rd., Lititz)
  • Pequea Creek Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, March 3rd at 7PM at the Providence Township Building (Mount Airy Rd.)
  • Octoraro Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, March 3rd at 7PM at the OWA Bldg. (517 Pine Grove Rd., Nottingham)

TIMELY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Coldwater Heritage Partnership Grants are now available.  Two types of grants are eligible for funding; Planning Grant and Implementation Grants.  Planning grants are useful in building local awareness and support for the long-term stewardship of coldwater streams and their surrounding watersheds. The plans are meant to identify potential problems and opportunities for stream conservation, and may often lead to more detailed watershed studies or projects.  Planning grants can be up to $5,000.  Implementation grants focus on implementing projects identified in completed Coldwater Conservation, Watershed or Rivers Conservation Plans.  Potential projects must enhance, conserve or protect the coldwater stream in which a coldwater conservation plan was originally completed.  Implementation grants can be up to $7,000.  Both grant applications are due December 19th.  For more information or for an application package visit the Coldwater Heritage Partnership Website.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection opens up the Environmental Education Grants Program.  The goal of Environmental Education (EE)is to have an environmentally literate culture, prepared to make wise, informed decisions and take positive action on behalf of the environment.  the conservation of state resources for future generations depends on the effectiveness of the environmental literacy of its citizens.  The focus of EE should be on local and regional issues.  The grant deadline for this funding cycle is December 19th.  For more information or to download this year's Environmental Education Grant Application visit the DEP's EE 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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