Silver Linings: The needle is moving in the right direction

Let's shout it from the rooftops! Local water quality is improving! After decades of work implementing conservation practices by farmers, businesses, organizations and municipalities, Lancaster County is seeing water quality improvements according to two recent publications. For those who don't spend their days in waders or have a biology degree, interpreting and understanding water quality data can be daunting. But we'll break it down for you in our recent blog post. Click below to read! 

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Welcome! Jon Knorr joins the Partners as Director of Collaborative Funding 

At eight-years-old, Jon was regularly knee deep in the Kreutz Creek in his hometown of Hellam, PA. And as he got older, making life decisions about work and family were always made a little easier when he stood by that creek – it’s his north star. Water has always been Jon’s gateway to the natural world, so he’s excited to join the Partners as the Director of Collaborative Funding

In this role, Jon will identify, secure, and stitch together multiple sources of implementation dollars and work with our partner organizations to write and act on funding strategies. Read more about Jon’s love for the outdoors and why he’s excited for his role as the Director of Collaborative Funding.

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NFWF Connect and Prep Event on October 11 

Bring your ideas, draft applications (if you have them), and enthusiasm for collaboration! Meet with partner organizations to connect, coordinate, and prepare applications for the National Fish and Wildlife’s Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Partnership and Infrastructure Grant due in November. Language on the common goal of clean and clear Lancaster waterways will be shared to use in applications.


Taking the Lead: Pennsylvania Legacies Podcast

We can check guest starring on a podcast off our bucket list! The Pennsylvania Environmental Council invited two Lancaster Watershed Leadership Academy graduates onto their podcast to talk about how the Academy is building the next generation of watershed leaders through an in-depth curriculum and networking opportunities. Have a listen and remember to apply to the 2023 Academy class by October 6. 

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Celebrate Riparian Buffer Month

Riparian buffers, or streamside forests, are one of the best ways to protect and improve our local streams. Let’s celebrate this wonderful practice this October! Join the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council as it builds awareness, promotes events, and fundraises for the sustainable practice of riparian buffers. Look for #BufferBanter and #RiparianBufferMonth posts from your favorite conservation organizations on social media.


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Grow a Green Team with Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

Join Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake to learn how to grow a green team at your congregation! The Faithful Green Leaders Training helps congregations acquire the knowledge, skills, tools, and support needed to lead their communities in raising awareness and restoring local waterways. The sessions will be held virtually on Zoom over three consecutive Thursday evenings: October 13, 20, and 27.



Civil Engineer, David Miller/Associates
The candidate should possess 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. Email cover letter and resume for Civil Engineer to Scott Hain at

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. 

Program Associate, Keith Campbell Foundation
Applications due October 14, 2022 
The Program Associate will work closely with the Program Strategist to advance the Foundation’s conservation objectives, primarily within the agriculture portfolio. This portfolio focuses on supporting actions that advance water quality and other environmental outcomes while supporting an economically and socially healthy agricultural sector.

Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee Staff, Chesapeake Research Consortium
Applications due October 10, 2022
The Chesapeake Research Consortium seeks an energetic, motivated, and well-organized individual with good communication skills and a career interest in environmental science and policy to assist the CRC in coordinating activities of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.

Chesapeake Bay Program's Stewardship Goal Implementation Team Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium
Applications due October 16, 2022
The Environmental Management Staffer in this position will support the CBP’s Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team (GIT). The Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team is charged with increasing individual action; supporting environmental education; engaging with more diverse stakeholder groups; and advancing land conservation and expanded public access to green space and waterways throughout the Chesapeake watershed.

Municipal Team Project Designer, David Miller/Associates
The candidate should possess 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. Email cover letter and resume to Scott Hain at

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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