Welcome to the Lancaster County Watershed Website!

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

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENT/WORKSHOPS

  • Pequea Creek Watershed Association's 6th Annual Miniature Golf Fundraiser
    Saturday, October 1st from 10AM-noon at Village Greens Miniature Golf Course (1444 Village Rd., Strasburg Rd., Strasburg)  Event Flyer
  • Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Tree Planting Event
    Saturday, October 15th from 9-11AM at West Cocalico Twp Park (Reinholds)  contact email

WATERSHED PUBLIC MEETINGS

  • Lititz Run Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Tuesday, September 27th at 4PM at the Warwick Township Building (Clay Rd., Lititz)
  • Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Meeting/Ice Cream Social
    Monday, October 3rd at 7PM at the Cocalico Sportsman Association Buidling (Sportsmen Rd., Reinholds)
  • Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium Steering Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, October 5th at 3PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, October 5th at 7PM at the Rapho Township Bldg. (Colebrook Rd., Manheim)
  • Lancaster County Conservation District Board Meeting
    Wednesday, October 5th at 7:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Friends of Fishing Creek Annual Meeting
    Thursday, October 13th at 7PM at Kinch property (Friendly Dr., Buck)
  • Millcreek Preservation Association Meeting
    Wednesday, November 9th at 2PM at the S & M Corporate Office (Beechdale Rd., Bird-in-Hand)
  • Octoraro Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, December 6th at 7PM at the OWA Bldg. (517 Pine Grove Rd., Nottingham)
  • Pequea Creek Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, December 6th at 7PM at the Providence Township Building (Mount Airy Rd.)
  • Donegal Fish & Conservation Association Meeting
    Monday, September 17th at 7PM at the Sheffy Farm (Ore Mine Rd., Marietta)
  • Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, September 19th at 5:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Tri-County Conewago Creek Association Meeting
    Wednesday, September 19 at 7PM at the Conewago Township Building (Hershey)
  • Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Meeting
    Wednesday, November 9th at 2:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)

 

TIMELY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • DEP Announces Changes to 2017 Environmental Education Grants.  To help improve the support that PA DEP provides for environmental education grants, DEP is increasing the range of grants available to eligible applicants.  The 2017 round will include grants of up to $50,000 to applicants for larger-scale regional or statewide proposals.  These and other changes to the grant program will be outlined in a series of workshops and a webinar in September to help applicants develop successful proposals.  Applicants for the new $50,000 general grants must provide a 20% match and are not eligible for advance payments.  Traditional mini-grants of up to $3,000 will also be available.  All applicants are encouraged to undertake projects that address DEP's priority topics of climate change, water education, and environmental justice. Workshop participants will learn strategies to prepare a successful grant application and should be ready to discuss their ideas for grant funding.  Applications will be accepted from October 3rd through December 16th.  For more information on this grant or to register for any of the upcoming workshops visit the DEP Press Release on this new funding option.
  • 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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