Clean water is a priority across all of Lancaster County, especially since over half of our streams and much of our groundwater is impaired. A collaborative group of partners are ready to work with landowners and leaders on restoration and protection projects in priority places to make a difference in our water quality. However, financial support is necessary to accomplish those projects. You can be part of the county-wide collective effort for clean water!
The Clean Water Fund will serve as a central location of continuous financial resources for Lancaster’s clean water projects. With your donation, the fund will grow so it can truly serve our community members on a long-term basis. Foundation and corporate donors can feel confident that a group of local experts will get the dollars to the most effective, priority projects in the county.
An exciting announcement with the kickoff for this new fund is that The Lancaster Clean Water Partners are able to bring $183,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, increasing the power of both your dollars and our local projects. Your support will expand that fund and the collective impact of projects across the county.
Lancaster County is a top priority for Pennsylvania’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), so these projects will align with the county-based strategy designed by the Lancaster Clean Water Partners to address local water quality. Your support of this fund will enable more partners to contribute to the overall conservation effort, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their projects using technology, cultural sensitivity, and science-based practices to get our streams to clean and clear in a generation.
This material is based on work supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction grants program, which support efforts with the Chesapeake Bay watershed to accelerate nutrient and sediment reductions with innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches.