Water Quality Volunteer Coalition

What is WQVC?

Join the Conservancy to sample streams at Climbers Run Nature Preserve (Susquehanna Riverlands Research & Education Center) in Pequea, PA. The Water Quality Volunteer Coalition (WQVC) program is a partnership program with the Lancaster Conservation District, and community partners. Conduct testing on streams like Climbers Run, Kellys Run, Pequea Creek, Fishing Creek, Steinman Run, Tucquan Glen/Pyfer and Trout Run in southern Lancaster County.

The WQVC meets at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of every month.  Learn how to monitor stream health:

  • chemical (nitrates, pH, oxygen, etc.)
  • physical (stream velocity, habitat assessment, etc.)
  • biological (macroinvertebrate–like stoneflies and mayflies)

Join Us

If you would like to join the WQVC or participate in a stream testing please contact Linda Ferich, Conservancy Volunteer, at lferich@lancasterconservancy.org.

Stream testing is ideal for middle schoolers through adults, however all ages are welcome to learn about water quality and monitor watershed health that affects each of us in the county and downstream in the Bay.


Fritz Schroeder, Senior Vice President of Community Impact
717-392-7891 or via email: FSchroeder@lancasterconservancy.org

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