Lancaster Clean Water Fund grants $2,051,560 to 15 projects in latest grant cycle
The Lancaster Clean Water Fund, administered by the Lancaster County Community Foundation and managed by the Lancaster Clean Water Partners, awarded $2,051,560 to 15 clean water projects for the 2021 grant round. Each project is not only creative and collaborative, but focuses on ways to accomplish clean and clear water in Lancaster by 2040. Projects range from conservation practice implementation in urban and rural areas to educational outreach, signage, and events.
Congratulations to the following grantees: City of Lancaster, Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County, Denver Borough, Donegal Trout Unlimited, East Donegal Township, Ephrata Township, Friends of Fishing Creek, Interfaith Partners of the Chesapeake, Lancaster Farmland Trust, Lititz Borough, Little Conestoga Creek Foundation, Octoraro Watershed Association, Quarryville Borough, Strasburg Jay Cee Park, and Tri-County Conewago Creek Watershed Association.
Since 2019, the fund has provided $3,023,560 to 24 nonprofits and municipalities working on stream restoration, riparian buffer plantings, agricultural practices, education, and stormwater management projects. Since April 2021 alone, more than $2 million has gone directly to nonprofits and municipalities for clean water projects contributing to Lancaster's Countywide Action Plan and rapid stream delisting strategy.