June 2-10, 2023

Water Week Events

Schedule of Events

Since its inception in 2017, Lancaster WaterWeek has celebrated the many partners, organizations, and volunteers caring for our cricks and creeks! Join us during the 6th annual Lancaster Water Week for over 20 events to learn more about their work as we paddle, stomp, explore, volunteer, and take action to protect our streams and rivers for the future!

Be sure to click on the images below to learn more and register for events before they fill up!

Registration for 2023 Events Will Open in April!



Follow the course of history and see a side of Lancaster County that most don’t get to. Join the Conestoga River Club on a kayaking adventure down the Conestoga River. Cost is $15 per person and includes equipment and a shuttle back to the launch location.

S. Conestoga Drive to Lancaster County Park

June 3, 7, and 9 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
June 4, 5, and 12 from 8:00am – 12:00pm


Rock Hill to Safe Harbor

June 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm


Water Week Workshops at the Science Factory

Sign up for one or more Water Week themed workshops led by Science Factory STEM Educators. Each 60-minute workshop will be offered at the reduced price of  $5 per student thanks to the support of the Clark Associates Charitable Foundation!

Bugs in the Backyard (Grades K-3)

June 4 from 10:30–11:30AM
June 8 & 10 from 3:30–4:30PM

What is a Macroinvertebrate (Grade K-3)

June 4 from 12:30–1:30PM
June 9 from 3:30–4:30PM

Lancaster Watershed Geography (Grades 3-8)

June 4 from 10:30–11:30AM
June 10 from 3:30–4:30PM

3D Printed Macroinvertebrates (Grades 3-8)

June 4 from 12:30–1:30PM
June 9 from 3:30–4:30PM



First Friday in Downtown Lancaster

5:00-8:00PM at Heritage Square

River Connections Premiere

6:00-7:30PM at Zoetropolis

Art & Science Open House

5:00-7:00PM at Lancaster Science Factory


Streamside Care Workday

9:00-11:00AM at Multiple Locations

CANCELLED – Rain Garden Planting

11:00-12:00PM at Terre Hill Memorial Community Park

Rain Garden Expo

1:00-4:30PM at Brightside Baptist Church


Water Week Workshop

10:00AM-12:00PM at the North Museum

Clean Water Ride & Learn

1:00-4:00PM on the Warwick Ephrata Rail Trail

Long’s Park Summer Music Series

7:00-9:00PM at Longs Park Amphitheatre


Landis Homes Wetland Walking Tour

One Hour Tours from 4:00-7:00PM



9:00AM – 12:00PM at Lancaster County Park – Pavillion 1

Chiques Creek Watershed Expo

5:30-8:00PM at the Manheim Farm Show Complex

History of the Conestoga River, Part III: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

6:00-7:30PM at Lancaster History

Wednesday, June 8

Citizen Science Stream Health Monitoring

1:00-2:00PM Live PennState Extension Webinar

Follow the Hatch—Aquatic Insects in Lancaster County’s Streams and Rivers

6:00-7:30PM at Columbia Crossing River Trails Center

Rain Garden Maintenance Workshop

6:00-8:00PM at East Petersburg Community Gardens

Thursday, June 9

Water Week Trivia Night

6:30-8:30PM at Sickman’s Mill

Friday, June 10

Water Week Outdoor Film Night

8:00-10:00PM at Highland Presbyterian Church

Saturday, June 11

Conestoga River Clean Up

9:00-11:00AM at Multiple Locations

Preserved Farm and Riparian Buffer Tour

11:00-12:00PM at Preserved Farm in Willow Street

Thank You Water Week Sponsors!

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