Welcome to the Lancaster County Watershed Website!

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

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Event
    Saturday, October 18th from 9-10AM at the State Gamelands Parking Area (Reinholds)  Consider assisting the Cocalico Cr. group as they continue their annual cleanup of an Adopt-A-Highway section the group maintains in W. Cocalico Twp.  Volunteers should plan to meet at the State Gamelands parking lot off Route 897 near the Middle Cr. Wildlife Management Area.  Safety vests, gloves, and trash bags will be provided to volunteers.
  • Mill Creek Preservation Association Tree Planting Event
    Saturday, November 8th from 9AM to noon at the Ressler Mill House (intersection of Route 772 & Stumptown Rd., Mascot)  Come assist volunteers from the Mill Cr. Preservation Association as they plant a riparian buffer along a recently completed stream restoration project.  Volunteers will be planting native trees and shrubs along with installing tree tubes around the trees.  Please wear appropriate outdoor attire for planting.  Also feel free to bring a shovel and gloves to get those trees in the ground.  For more information contact Matt Kofroth at (717) 299-5361 ext 124.

 

EVENTS & MEETINGS

  • Donegal Fish & Conservation Association Meeting
    Wednesday, October 20th at 7PM at Donegal Presbyterian Church (Donegal Springs Rd., Mount Joy)
  • Lititz Run Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Tuesday, October 28th at 4PM at the Warwick Township Municipal Bldg. (Clay Rd., Lititz)
  • Tri-County Conewago Creek Association Meeting
    Wednesday, October 29th at 7PM at the Conewago Township Bldg. (Hershey)
  • Cocalico Creek Watershed Association Meeting/Tree Planting Event
    Monday, November 3rd at 7PM at the Cocalico Sportsman Building (Sportsman Rd., Reinholds)
  • Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium Steering Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, November 5th at 3PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, November 5th at 7PM at the Rapho Township Bldg. (Colebrook Rd., Manheim)
  • Lancaster County Conservation District Board Meeting
    Wednesday, November 5th at 7:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Meeting
    Wednesday, November 12th at 2:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance Meeting
    Wednesday, November 19th at 5:30PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Donegal Trout Unlimited Oktoberfest/Meeting
    Wednesday, November 19th at 7PM at the Farm & Home Center (1383 Arcadia Rd., Lancaster)
  • Pequea Creek Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, December 2nd at 7PM at the Providence Township Building (Mount Airy Rd.)
  • Octoraro Watershed Association Meeting
    Tuesday, December 2nd at 7PM at the OWA Bldg. (517 Pine Grove Rd., Nottingham)
  • Millcreek Preservation Association Meeting
    Wednesday, Januaryr 7th at 2PM at the ressler Mill Carriage House (Intersection of Stumptown Rd. and Newport Rd., Mascot)
  • Friends of Fishing Creek Meeting
    Thursday, January 15th at 7PM at the Kinch Property (23 Fawn Dr., Quarryville)

TIMELY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • 2015 DCNR Grant Workshops for Recreation and Conservation Projects coming soon.  The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Bureau of Recreation and Conservation grant program application period will open on January 14, 2015 and close on April 16, 2015.  In partnership with the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, DCNR is offering FREE, in-person grant workshops at six locations across Pennsylvania in November.  These workshops will provide information to potential applicants on DCNR grants available for recreation, conservation, and community based projects. The South-Central PA workshop will take place on November 5th at the Camp Hill Borough Building: Prosser Hall.  To pre-register for this workshop (which is required) visit the DCNR website or contact Linda Manning.
  • 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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