The Lancaster County Conservancy is excited to announce Lancaster Water Week 2017. Presented by Turkey Hill, it will be taking place June 3 – June 10.
Water Week was conceived along the banks of the Conestoga River by friends Fritz Schroeder (Lancaster County Conservancy) and Spike Brant (Nimblist). While kayaking along the river offers much beauty and solace, it is also a front row seat to the amount of erosion, pollution, and disregard some have for this amazing fresh water resource. With this in mind, they set out to create a campaign that celebrates the unique waterways of Lancaster County, educates the public about the challenges we face and opportunities we can create, and invites people to take action in their watersheds and communities. Waterways are at the core of Lancaster County. They drive economic opportunity and growth that benefits our local economy and agriculture. Our rivers and streams are the source of our drinking water and recreation to be enjoyed by all. To protect these waters, we want to strengthen the sense of stewardship in Lancaster County. Water connects us all!
Activities for Water Week include the Susquehanna Riverlands ‘National Trails Day Celebration’ along the Northwest River Trail, the ‘Chiques Creek Watershed Expo,’ and Lancaster Conservancy’s ‘Picnic on a Preserve’ along with tours of restoration projects, stream studies, kayak tours, a movie night and many more activities to be announced. There will also be a locallyproduced Water Week beer.
Through the generous support of our sponsors Turkey Hill (presenting), High Companies, City of Lancaster, Lancaster County Community Foundation, Nimblist, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Fulton Bank, Lancaster Clean Water Consortium, Millersville University, eurofins, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Landis Homes, Donegal Trout Unlimited, Land Studies, and Octoraro Native Plant Nursery, we are able to offer a mini-grant program to fund on the ground projects throughout the County. Details for the grants will be released with the launch of the website www.lancasterwaterweek.org on March 13.