Who We Are

Mission Statement – Our mission is to coordinate efforts and expand the impact of our partners working to improve the health and viability of our local streams.

The Lancaster Clean Water Partners brings together a diverse group of participating organizations through a common goal of clean and clear water for Lancaster County. We believe that cross-sector collaboration is essential to achieving this goal. The Partnership includes local leaders in business, municipal public service, higher education, conservation planning, non-profit management, and more.

We realize that Lancaster County faces a unique set of challenges. Ours is a county with a mix of urban and rural areas, representing a vibrant city and some of the most important agricultural land in the region. Our residents are as diverse as the land they live on. Our goal is to unite these perspectives and use our diversity to fuel nuanced solutions to environmental challenges facing our land and water.

 

The structure of Lancaster Clean Water Partners

Interested in joining the effort?

Any individual, organization, business, agency or institution that embraces the Lancaster Clean Water Partners (LCWP) vision, goals and operating procedures is invited to become a partner. Partners are not required to pay fees or dues to join.

Partners commit to:

  • share information disseminated by the Partnership with their respective members or peers;
  • provide input to the Steering Committee on ways the Partnership goals can be attained;
  • be publicly listed as a partner;
  • collaborate in a constructive manner with other partners;
  • and support the consensus-based decision making process that the Lancaster Clean Water Partners follows.

Member Organizations

Lancaster Clean Water Partners is made up of representatives from a multitude of non-profit, governmental, and business organizations from around the region. You can find out more about the structure and rules of conduct of Lancaster Clean Water Partners by downloading our Rules of Conduct document. If your organization is interested in becoming part of Lancaster Clean Water Partners, drop us a line on our contact page.

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 Lancaster Clean Water Partnership 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 Water in Our Generation.

The Campbell Foundation

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation