Who We Are

Lancaster County is a mix of urban and rural areas, representing a vibrant, diverse city and some of the region’s most important agricultural land.

The Lancaster Clean Water Partners aims to unite Lancaster’s various perspectives to achieve a shared vision of clean and clear water in Lancaster County by 2040.

The Partners is a countywide, collaborative partnership of diverse partner organizations – local leaders in business, municipal public service, higher education, conservation planning, and non-profit management – that come together with a Common Agenda. We’re led by an Executive Committee and Steering Committee, with full-time support from staff, and collaboration with many partner organizations across Lancaster. 

The Partners thrive because of the immense dedication and collaboration from our partner organizations. They are at the center of our shared mission: Rapidly accelerate and expand the ability of the partner organizations to restore and sustain healthy Lancaster County waterways.

We invite any organization, business, agency or institution that embraces our vision, goals, and operating procedures to become a partner organization. Sign up today!

The structure of Lancaster Clean Water Partners

When you become a partner organization, you will receive:

  • Free access to the water quality monitoring data layer within CSDatum
  • Expert communications consultation
  • Promotion on the Partners website with logo and link
  • Various materials for promotion of water quality work and involvement with the Partners
  • Training and facilitation as needed
  • Access to participation in Action Teams, Partner meetings
  • Access to Zoom account
  • Monthly email updates and newsletters
  • New resources being created and updated all the time!

Interested in becoming a partner organization?

Any individual, organization, business, agency or institution that embraces the Lancaster Clean Water Partners vision, goals and operating procedures is invited to become a partner. Partners are not required to pay fees or dues to join. Partners agree to adhere to the Rules of Conduct and Commitments

Partner Organizations

Non-profits and Community Groups

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Chesapeake Bay Commission Chesapeake Bay Foundation Chesapeake Bay Trust
Chesapeake Conservancy Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance Clean Water Consortium Conservation Foundation Board
Donegal Trout Unlimited Environmental Defense Fund Environmental Finance Center Hourglass Foundation
Lancaster County Community Foundation Lancaster County Conservancy Lancaster Farmland Trust National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center Octoraro Watershed Association Pequea Creek Watershed Association Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Stroud Water Research Center

Businesses

Acuity Advisors Becker Engineering BIA Crow & Berry
David Miller Associates ELA Group Element Environmental Flintrock Stables
Flyway Excavating Fulton Bank Hershey High Real Estate
LandStudies Inc Landis Homes Oak Tree Development Red Barn Consulting
Rettew RGS Associates Star Rock Farms Stock and Leader
Strausser Surveying and Engineering, Inc. TeamAg, Inc. Turkey Hill Dairy West Lampeter
Woods and Waters Consulting

Agencies

Chesapeake Bay Program DCNR Bureau of Forestry PA Department of Environmental Protection Dept of Conservation and Natural Resources
EPA PA Fish and Boat Commission USDA – NRCS USDA Lancaster/Lebanon Farm Service Agency

Municipalities

City of Lancaster County of Lancaster East Cocalico Township East Earl Township
East Hempfield Township East Lampeter Township Elizabethtown Borough Lancaster County Planning Commission
Manheim Township Manor Township Millersville Borough Mount Joy Township
Rapho Township Warwick Township West Cocalico Township West Hempfield Township

Our Funders

The Partners could not exist without the generous support of  the organizations listed below. Their generosity is helping to ensure that will achieve our goal of clean and clear water by 2040.

The Campbell Foundation

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation