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
WATERSHED PUBLIC MEETINGS
- Lititz Run Watershed Alliance Meeting
Tuesday, October 25th at 4PM at the Warwick Township Building (Clay Rd., Lititz)
- Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium Steering Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 2nd at 3PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, November 2nd at 7PM at the Rapho Township Bldg. (Colebrook Rd., Manheim)
- Lancaster County Conservation District Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Meeting
Monday, November 7th at 7PM at the Cocalico Sportsman Association Buidling (Sportsmen Rd., Reinholds)
- Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Meeting
Wednesday, November 9th at 2:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Millcreek Preservation Association Meeting
Wednesday, November 9th at 2PM at the S & M Corporate Office (Beechdale Rd., Bird-in-Hand)
- Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance Meeting
Wednesday, November 16th at 5:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
- Tri-County Conewago Creek Association Meeting
Wednesday, November 16th at 7PM at the Conewago Township Building (Hershey)
- Donegal Fish & Conservation Association Meeting
Monday, November 21st at 7PM at Shenk's Tavern (Marietta)
- 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.)
- Friends of Fishing Creek Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 12th at 7PM at Dawson property (River Vue North, Drumore)
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.
- Coldwater Heritage Partnerships 2017 Grant Program now open. The coldwater Heritage Partnership announces the opening of the 2017 Coldwater Conservation Grants Program. The program provides two grant opportunities which help to protect and conserve the health of Pennsylvania's coldwater ecosystems. The two grant opportunities are: 1) Planning Grant: Designed to help develop a conservation plan that identifies the threats to the health of local coldwater ecosystems that have naturally reproducing trout as well as the opportunities for habitat restoration and conservation. Implementation Grant: Designed to provide funding for projects recommended in a completed conservation plan or other approved plans such as a Rivers Conservation Plan. Proposed projects must enhance, conserve, or protect coldwater resources. Deadline to apply for either grant track is December 16th. For more information on either grant visit the PA Coldwater Heritage Partnership 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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