Lancaster Water Week

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Leading the way to clean water by protecting more than 6,000 acres of wild lands, the Lancaster County Conservancy has created Lancaster Water Week to connect us all to clean water.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership are proud partners of Lancaster Water Week 2019.

Lancaster's 1,500 miles of streams and rivers drive local economic and agricultural growth. They are a place of recreation and the source of our drinking water.

We strive for streams and rivers that are fishable, swimmable, and drinkable. We need your help.

During Lancaster Water Week—

Celebrate the unique waterways of Lancaster County.

Educate yourself about the challenges we face and opportunities we can create.

Activate your community and get involved in our many Water Week events.

 

Lancaster Water Week Events

Following are just a few of the events scheduled for Water Week. For more details about festival events and to register visit the Lancaster Conservancy 2019 Water Week website.

Registration deadline for events: May 15, 2019.

  

Streamside Care Work Day

June 1, 2019
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Join Lancaster Water Week to take care of our streamsides across Lancaster County. We will be planting trees, weeding and tending to native planting. All ages welcomed.

Taking care of our streamside (riparian buffers) protects the quality of the water we drink, provides food and habitat for wildlife, protects associated wetlands and replenishes our groundwater. Let's lead the way to protecting our clean water!

 

Riverlands Trail Festival

June 1, 2019
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

As part of National Trails Days, the Susquehanna Riverlands Conservation Landscape hosts Riverlands Trail Fest to raise awareness about the positive impact that recreational trails have on the livability of our community through fostering healthy lifestyles, local partnerships, economic growth, and an appreciation for the natural environment.

  • Hike/Bike 14-mile scenic trail
  • Paddle/Kayak the Susquehanna River
  • Canoe Classic—a timed canoe challenge event for high school students. Must pre-register here.

 

Longs Park Music Series

June 2, 2019
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Longs Park Music Series is a wonderful summer tradition in Lancaster County and we are so excited to be partnering with them as they kick-off their 2019 season.  Join the Lancaster Conservancy and Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a summer evening of music and trees.  Free native trees will be distributed to patrons as part of the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership.  

 

MS4ORUM

June 3, 2019
8:00 a.m.-3:25 p.m.

Connect with municipal leaders throughout Lancaster County to focus on stormwater and clean water. This event is directed towards public works employees, elected officials and staff involved with MS4 compliance.

 

Conestoga River Sojourn

June 5, 2019
Paddle 1:  3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Paddle 2:  3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Environmental Education Programs for a scenic paddle on the Conestoga River. Our adventure will begin at Millersville University and take us to the confluence of the Conestoga with the Susquehanna River at Safe Harbor. Canoes, life jackets, and paddles will be provided! No previous paddling experience necessary. Must be at least 11 years old to participate. All minors should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

Chiques Watershed Expo

June 5, 2019
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2019

Held at the Manheim Farm Show Complex, this expo is a family-friendly event full of education and fun!

 

Healthy Soils & Healthy Streams Breakfast

June 6, 2019
7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Join us to discuss the ag sector’s role in restoring healthy streams to Lancaster County. Both business professionals and farmers are invited to gather to learn about Lancaster County’s water quality challenges and the important soil health practices that can be implemented to improve both productivity and stream health. Steve Groff of Cover Crop Champions will be hosting the event on his farm and sharing his vast experience and passion for soil health.

 

First Friday in Downtown Lancaster

June 7, 2019
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

 

Rock Lititz—Water Week Celebration

June 8, 2019
4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Music, Beer, Food, Fun! What else do you need to know? Rock Lititz is also a beautiful state of the art Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) that includes a 17 acre floodplain restoration. Join all of our Water Week partners as we celebrate!

 

For more details about festival events and to register visit the Lancaster Conservancy 2019 Water Week website.

Registration deadline for events: May 15, 2019.

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