Our Goals & Metrics


Lancaster Clean Water Partners collaborates with our members and the larger community on projects that protect and restore clean water. We establish and follow member-driven common strategies that facilitate collective efforts to make Lancaster County streams clean and clear within our generation.

Our success will be measured through collectively pursuing:

  • Common strategies,
  • Shared performance metrics,
  • Mutually supporting projects,
  • Continuous communication, and
  • a Strong ‘backbone’ to orchestrate the overall effort.
(banner photo credit: Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)

(photo credit: Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)


What metrics will LCWP use to measure success?

Metric Measure of Success Status
Steering Committee a healthy and diverse team that participates (80% participation), reviews meeting notes, prepares for future meetings, brings creativity, and ultimately accomplishes the Operational Plan
Celebration Event 50+ person attendance, showcases multiple sectors, serves a role in the integrated funding effort
Action Teams teams continuously meeting and achieving the goals they identified
Action Teams Key constituent partners identified with active engagement plan leading to 80% active Partners
Action Teams Documented consensus among majority of Partners on priority watersheds/areas
Water Quality Monitoring data from multiple partners pulled into 1 site to show baseline; data is accessible to all partners
Stormwater Work Secured new implementation dollars and 4 projects implemented (see next lines)
Stormwater Work Minimum of 2 active new projects in 2 priority watersheds/catchments with collaborative partners – be able to document connection back to the Partners support
Stormwater Work 50% more aligned work with the Consortium (showcasing member benefits) for the MS4 communities
Stormwater Work 50+ people participation in Water Week event (MS4orum), 3-5 new members in regular attendance at monthly meetings, successful implementation of the Trust grant
Stormwater/Ag Work 2-3 municipal projects are bigger and better because of dollars the Partners steered towards them; 2-3 effective and innovative BMP’s implemented on a watershed level
Stormwater/Ag/Buffer Work 2-3 municipalities update ordinances to support one of our operational goals
Ag Work 1 solid, new funding source identified and system set up to access the fund
Ag Implementation lead is in place, 2019 work is documented and shared
Buffer Buffer maintenance program established; mapping tool created and widely used by partners; 700 acres buffers implemented
Funding $140,000 awarded for project implementation through The Clean Water Fund
Funding Increase social media interactions 100%; grow email engagement to 45% open rates