August 7–15, 2020

Lancaster Water Week

What is Water Week?

Leading the way to clean water by protecting over 6,000 acres of wild lands, the Lancaster Conservancy created Lancaster Water Week to connect us all to clean water. Lancaster’s 1,400 miles of streams and rivers drive local economic and agricultural growth. They are a place of recreation and the source of our drinking water. Water Connects Us All!

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


Featured Water Week Events


Conestoga(+) Clean Up

August 7-15, 2020

[Self Guided]

Green Infrastructure Adventure

August 7-15, 2020

[Online Lecture]

Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership

Tuesday, August 11 at 12:00PM

Water Week Action Steps

Create Habitat

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Protect Water

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Explore Outdoors

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We need clean water to fish, swim and drink, but over half of Lancaster’s streams and rivers are polluted. The good news? We can solve this problem! As a community, we can each take three steps to clean-up our waterways!

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The Lancaster Clean Water Fund

The Lancaster Clean Water Fund is a grant source that is intended to accelerate clean water conservation in Lancaster County.  Both grant funds are open to community non-profits and municipalities to fund high priority, high impact nutrient and sediments reduction projects.

Community Grant Fund | $2,500-$5,000 | Projects need to have a focus on streambank stabilization, riparian forest buffers, community tree plantings, green infrastructure, and/or environmental education while prioritizing collaboration with new partners.

Water Quality Impact | $10,000-$50,000 | These grants are intended to support large-scale, high priority restoration projects that create a measurable and positive impact on water quality. Projects could include design and implementation of agricultural conservation practices, stormwater practices, riparian buffer implementation, and ecological restoration (stream, wetland, or floodplain restoration).

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Water Connects Us All!