Celebrating the collaborative partners and programs that are moving the needle towards clean and clear by 2040

“Eel” good story

Eels in the Classroom is an experimental, small-scale environmental education program provided by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. Each participating classroom receives 10 young eels in September and then are released into the Susquehanna River in the springtime. Students learn about the value and importance of migratory fish through the ecosystem functions they perform. There are currently 26 classrooms in Pennsylvania, with four in Lancaster County (Manheim, Conestoga Valley and Hempfield). Consider having the program at your organization or classroom!
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Vote for the Conestoga River as River of the Year!

Meandering along a 63-mile course and draining just over 475 miles of watershed on its way to the Susquehanna, the Conestoga River is the very heart of Lancaster County. The Conestoga River is a finalist for River of the Year in Pennsylvania, chosen for its conservation needs and successes. If selected, the Conestoga River Club will host a variety of River of the Year activities, including an overnight kayak camping trip along the Water Trail Corridor, a  festival and paddlesports race, the third annual Earth Day clean up, and a host of other events. Let’s flood the ballots with votes for this amazing river! 

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Lancaster resident recognized for environmental justice work

Congratulations to Lancaster City’s own, Dr. Zeshan Ismat who was awarded the Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Award in recognition of her conservation and environmental justice work. Dr. Ismat is committed to rebuilding people's connections to the land and strengthening cultural identity in under-represented parts of Lancaster. She started the Blackbirds Environmental Justice group to teach youngsters in Lancaster City about the environment in a fun way while emphasizing stewardship, community, and justice. 

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Local agriculture operator making a difference

In 2018, Mark looked out over his property in Lancaster County and saw a muddy, heavily used meadow right up to the edge of a stream with eroding banks. He thought “this doesn’t look healthy.” But he didn’t see a way to readily correct the problems. Since receiving help from Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center and other local partners, Mark has installed several conservation practices on his land, including a three-acre riparian forest buffer. He’s also participated in a pilot buffer establishment program and now offers tours of his property in Manheim.

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Civil Engineer, David Miller/Associates
The candidate should have a BS in Civil Engineering, and E.I.T. certification or valid P.E. license. Project experience of 2-8 years to include subdivision, land development and storm water management. 

Conservation Program Specialist, TeamAg, Inc.
TeamAg has an immediate opening for a Conservation Program Specialist. The qualified individual will be responsible for the development of environmental planning and permitting for agricultural operations throughout Pennsylvania. The position is located in Lancaster, PA.

Design Engineer, TeamAg, Inc. 
TeamAg has an immediate opening for a Design Engineer. The primary focus of the position will be to provide design engineering assistance including Erosion and Sedimentation control plans and reports, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit applications, and more. The position is located in Lancaster, PA.

Crop Consultant/Agronomist, TeamAg, Inc.
TeamAg has an immediate opening for a Crop Consultant/Agronomist. The qualified individual will be responsible for conducting annual meetings with clients, development of crop management plans, in-season crop scouting, and the collection of soil and tissue tests. The position is located in Lancaster, PA.

Director of Programs, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
The Director of Programs will serve as a thought partner with the Executive Director in aligning programs with the strategic direction of the organization. The Director will direct IPC’s programmatic strategy and implementation to advance our mission through leadership cultivation and congregational engagement. 

Municipal Team Project Designer, David Miller/Associates
The candidate should have a BS in Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, or related curriculum. Project experience of 2-plus years to include subdivision, land development and stormwater management.

Project Manager, Chesapeake Conservancy
The Project Manager, working cooperatively with other managers and team leads, will be responsible for the management and financial coordination for a portfolio of projects across the CIC team that utilize geospatial technologies to advance conservation, restoration, and other organizational goals.

Stormwater Program Manager, City of Lancaster Department of Public Works
The Stormwater Program Manager is responsible for providing overall coordination and oversight of the City’s Bureau of Stormwater Management and the Stormwater Management Fund. This position performs advanced professional level work and administrative work in support of other City Departments that have a role in stormwater permit compliance.

The Lancaster Clean Water Partners is a countywide, collaborative partnership of diverse partner organizations that come together with a shared vision of clean and clear Lancaster waterways by 2040.

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Lancaster Clean Water Partners
1383 Arcadia Road
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601

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