June 10, 2023

Water Week Community Cleanup

Join the Water Week Community Cleanup!

You can make a difference for our local cricks and creeks by cleaning up trash anywhere in our county! Keeping debris from entering our waterways, including the Conestoga, is critical to ensuring our community has clean water for swimming, fishing, and drinking. Volunteer with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and partners at multiple locations to help Lancaster County work towards cleaner and healthier streams, rivers, and communities!

Join the 2023 Community Cleanup!

Since the first Lancaster Water Week in 2017, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and multiple partners have gathered at different locations along the Conestoga River to remove trash from the water and along the banks. Plastic bottles and bags, a shopping cart, so many tires, and even an ill-fated ATM have been plucked from the water thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers.

Help out with our cleanup efforts this year by joining one of the sites listed below!

Conestoga River at Broad Street

9:00 – 11:00 AM
Conestoga Greenway S. Broad Street Parking Lot, Lancaster


Holly Pointe Park

9:00 – 11:00 AM
265 Holly Lane, Lancaster


Maple Grove Park

9:00 – 11:00 AM
1420 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster



8:30 – 11:00 AM
Circle Avenue, Lancaster


Swarr Run

9:00 – 11:00 AM
886 Plaza Boulevard, Lancaster


After the cleanups end, we’ll celebrate with new friends, good food (provided!), and some superlative awards like weirdest trash cleaned up.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers should dress appropriately for the outdoors and possible weather. Long pants and closed toe shoes are strongly recommended. Please bring work gloves and trash grabbers if you have them. There is the potential for some shallow wading into streams for interested volunteers.

Thank You, Water Week Sponsors!