Water Quality Monitoring Data Summit

Photo Credit: Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program

October 21 and 22, 2019

MidAtlantic Farm Credit Community Room
15 Eby Chiques Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552

Water quality monitoring data can tell a story of Lancaster’s streams and rivers.  It can also help determine the best approach to future restoration work by creating a baseline.  In order to tell the most complete story, we invite any and all partners who are collecting water quality monitoring data to join us for a summit to share data, inform the Partners’s shared measurement system, learn from other water quality experts in the field, and be part of the next steps.


The Lancaster Clean Water Partners are hosting a water quality monitoring summit to assess existing water quality monitoring capacity of partners, identify gaps, and develop a comprehensive monitoring plan for the county.  The monitoring plan will use the baseline conditions revealed in the data shared at this event to measure short and long term changes in conditions in the county’s streams.  The goal of the plan is for partners to have a collaborative, strategic approach for future restoration projects that is based on real-world data.


All partners are welcome!

Data Experts That Will Be There

  • Water Quality Volunteer Corps
  • Chesapeake Conservancy
  • Susquehanna River Basin Commission
  • ALLARM from Dickinson College
  • Stroud Water Resource Center
  • Center for Watershed Protection
  • Our Data Management Action Team
  • YOU!


Pre-Summit Recommendations



Monday October 21

8:30am Registration and coffee

9:30am Welcome and summit primer

Recommendations from the Data Action Team

Chesapeake Conservancy lays out our map


Inspirational Learning and Trust

Sharing Data

How a baseline of data fuels our bias towards action

Happy hour

Tuesday October 22

8am-11am Field investigations – experience something new!

Lessons learned


What to do with the data

2:30 Wrap-up and end

The event agenda offers all partners a chance to share data, hear from experts working with the Action Teams to create a collective approach, and get in the field to experience data collection across the spectrum. Ultimately we will use the results of the summit to create a monitoring plan that informs and directs the county-wide restoration efforts.

Credit: Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program