Save the Date
Partners Semi-Annual meeting
June 22, 2022 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. // Outside, in-person 

Location TBD, Registration coming soon
Photo from Smithton Inn: 

All working towards a common goal! American Rescue Plan Act dollars for clean water in Lancaster 

Thanks to all of you for your projects and collaborative spirit that contributed to this transformational opportunity! The Partners, on behalf of the Lancaster County Conservation District, submitted a $27,446,479 application to the "Lancaster County Community Requests for ARPA Funding." The application included 53 projects from across the county with budget, timeline, and partner information for each one. The total leveraged funding from all projects is $23,808,025. 

The county ARPA committee will review the application and, if it meets the guidelines, will pass it to the County Commissioners for review. A review of the application will be held at a public meeting. The date is not set yet. Stay tuned for updates!

If you'd like to participate at the public event to strengthen our voice for clean water, email Allyson Gibson (

Photo Credit: Conestoga River Club 

Grab your waders and don’t forget your paddle

Lancaster Water Week returns for a sixth year from June 3 – 11, 2022. Join the Conservancy during Water Week for over 20 events as we paddle, stomp, explore, volunteer, and take action as a community to protect our streams and rivers for the future!

Lancaster Water Week celebrates the 1,400 miles of streams and rivers in Lancaster County. These cricks and creeks are the source of our drinking water, drive economic and agricultural growth, and allow us to escape into nature to fish, paddle, and swim. Many of these beautiful streams are polluted, but there is an incredible effort underway to bring them back to health in our lifetime.
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Mark your calendars for the MS4orum! 

Want to immerse yourself in valuable stormwater content from stormwater experts and peers? Register for the all-day Municipal Stormwater Forum on June 14, hosted by the Stormwater Action Team. Presentations are being picked specifically to help municipalities address MS4 requirements and meet water quality improvement goals. It's a great opportunity to learn and connect! Learn more about speakers and logistics on the Eventbrite page.

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Funding crucial for the future of clean water in Pennsylvania

“In places like Lancaster County, confidence that we can get the job done remains strong. Regional and local partners are working together in more ways than ever before, and we ask our leaders to do the same—the time to act is now.” Read the joint op-ed from Allyson Gibson and Hilary Falk, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, that discusses the critical funding needs to achieve clean water in Pennsylvania.

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Connect and prep for Growing Greener Plus applications on June 1

Let's connect! Join us to coordinate Growing Greener applications before the June 24 due date. Steve Chervenyak, Watershed Manager for Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Southcentral Region will be joining us. The required CAP Coordinator form can be signed at the meeting, if the project is eligible. Registration is required to attend the meeting for space planning purposes. Photo Credit: Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program. 

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Be a grant reviewer with the Lancaster County Community Foundation

The Community Foundation needs grant reviewers for all topics! Grant reviewers assist with reading and scoring grant applications, and are an essential part of the decision making process. As members of the Lancaster County community, reviewers are able to provide valuable insight on the needs of the community.

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Session Proposals for Chesapeake Watershed Forum, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Proposals due June 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Interested in connecting your area of expertise with over 400 restoration and protection practitioners across the watershed? The Alliance is looking for a combination of theme-related sessions that spotlight a case study or introduce new, innovative, and/or hot topics or more in-depth presentations that facilitate discussion and application to activities and organizations at the local level.

Chiques Creek Watershed Expo, Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance
June 7, 5:30-8 p.m. // Manheim Farm Show Complex
Bring the whole family for a fun evening filled with learning, exhibits and activities. The Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance will be hosting the 2022 Expo at the Manheim Farm Show Complex where attendees will be able to experience fun exhibits and activities! The evening will include tours of the recent Memorial Park Restoration Project and more. 

Family Farm Days, Oregon Dairy
June 14, 15 and 16
Family farm days are back this year! Families can get an educational, firsthand experience at Oregon Dairy, a working farm. 

Growing Greener Plus Grant Program, DEP
Applications due June 24, 2022
This opportunity includes 319 grants in watersheds with an approved Watershed Implementation Plan. Other projects eligible under Growing Greener include watershed planning and design & engineering of projects. DEP has brought back the Watershed Renaissance Initiative this year - you'll see that 16 catchments in Lancaster County are eligible. Under the Watershed Renaissance Initiative, funding is available for all pre-construction needs (Phase I) or construction (Phase II) per catchment. 

Sustainable Stormwater BMP Management for Crews Certificate, Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional
June 29, 9-3 p.m.
Designed for maintenance crews and crew leaders who have not completed the CBLP level 1 training. The training focuses on engagement, interaction, and hands on learning with topics covering managing invasive plants, BMP maintenance tasks, and best plants for BMPs. Scholarships may be awarded. Contact Katie Pinkham at with questions. 

Job Openings, Interfaith Partners of the Chesapeake 
Join Interfaith Partners of the Chesapeake  in working for clean water! IPC's office is almost entirely a remote office, but we still figure out ways to build camaraderie, support employees, and achieve our goals even while offering a home-office flexibility. There are three positions open: Administrative Assistant, Outreach Coordinator, and Volunteer Coordinator. 

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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