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$3.4 million check presented by County Commissioners for 11 clean water projects throughout the county

This week, the County Commissioners presented the Partners and Conservation District with a $3.4 million check for the 11 clean water projects funded with county American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars. This represents the largest single investment in preserving clean water in County government history. Thank you to the Board of Commissioners! 

The check was presented at the Conewago Recreational Trail to highlight the three-phase, multi-municipal Conewago Creek floodplain restoration project – one of the 11 water quality projects funded. The Conewago Creek floodplain restoration project includes the implementation of stream restoration, legacy sediment removal, floodplain reconnection, and wetland creation that will lead to significant improvements to water quality, promote enhanced ecosystem resiliency, and support Lancaster’s pollutant reduction goals.

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Applications open for Lancaster Watershed Leadership Academy 

Lindsey Deininger, graduate of the inaugural class of the Lancaster Watershed Leadership Academy, started off just wanting to find ways to make local streams as perfect as possible. She has since joined the Cocalico Creek Watershed Association and made the change to an environmental-focused career. To anyone thinking about joining the Academy, Lindsey says “DO IT. You won’t regret it!” Hear more about Lindsey’s Academy journey and apply by October 6.

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Director of Collaborative Funding

We're hiring! The Partners is looking for an experienced development and/or finance professional to lead and manage the financial strategy and unique, collaborative funding strategy of the countywide effort to improve water quality in Lancaster County. If you or someone you know enjoys working on a small, enthusiastic team, and collaborating with countless countywide partners, this position is a great opportunity!

Interested candidates can apply via Indeed.

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Implementation Large Grant is now open

Get your applications ready! We're accepting another round of applications to the Lancaster Clean Water Fund, Implementation Large Grant category. Watch the recorded information session and get your applications in by September 30, 2022. Draft applications can be submitted for staff feedback by September 2. Thank you to the Department of Environmental Protection for the funding to support significant implementation projects contributing to Lancaster's CAP.

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Updated layers to Collaborative Watershed Mapping Tool 

The data layers within the Collaborative Watershed Mapping Tool, originally launched in 2019, have been updated with the most up-to-date information. You can find sources and descriptions of each data layer on our website (click the link below), as well as on the mapping tool beside each layer. Thank you to the Chesapeake Conservancy for their continued leadership of the tool!

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NEWS, RESOURCES, AND OPPORTUNITIES

Workforce 2030 Summit, Lancaster STEM Alliance
August 1-3, 2022 / Elizabethtown College
The Workforce 2030 Summit is designed to highlight strategies and practices that will help Employers, K-12 Education, Higher Education and Community Members create a world-class workforce by 2030.


Getting Ready for ExtraGive, Lancaster County Community Foundation
August 3, 2022 at 12 p.m. / Zoom 
Learn everything you need to know about ExtraGive, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your organization as successful as possible. 

Introducing PACD’s Ag Plan Reimbursement Program, DEP and PACD
August 9, 2022 from 10-11 a.m. / Zoom 
PACD was awarded a $500,000 Growing Greener Grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection to offer an Ag Plan Reimbursement Program for conservation districts from 2022-2024. The goal of the meeting is to introduce PACD's Ag Plan Reimbursement Program, review guidelines and instructions, and answer questions.

Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever
Application due August 10, 2022 
These positions will be employees of, and supervised by Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF), with daily instruction, quality assurance, and workload prioritization provided by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The primary work area of the Lebanon position will include Lebanon, Lancaster, and Dauphin Counties.


Stewardship Manager position open, Lancaster Conservancy
Applications due August 21, 2022
The Conservancy is seeking a skilled project manager to manage stewardship projects from concept to completion in relation and addition to management plan development as well as the maintenance of databases for our in-fee and conservation easement portfolios.

Photo Contest, Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation
Submissions due by noon on September 30
The annual Parks & Forests Thru the Seasons photo contest allows professional and amateurs alike to vie for supremacy in a variety of categories, capturing all that is special and the memories that are made in our state parks and forests. All photo submissions are due by noon on September 30, 2022.

Chesapeake Watershed Forum, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay 
November 4-6, 2022 / Shepherdstown, WV
Save the date! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 17th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (to be held in person at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV) is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. Registration will open on August 22.

Extra Give, Lancaster County Community Foundation
November 18, 2022
Be part of Lancaster County's community-wide celebration of giving! On November 18, you can join thousands of people across the community to support more than 500 local organizations in our region. 

 

 

 

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.

Learn more at www.lancastercleanwaterpartners.com. 
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