Clear local waterways by 2040
The majority of Lancaster County’s 1,400 miles of streams are not healthy. Lancaster Clean Water Partners is working to provide clean and clear local waterways by 2040.
The demand for clean water brings many different people to the table. We facilitate this collaborative effort with experts and community members to improve the health of our local streams to make Lancaster a better place to live and work.
Clean water by the numbers
- Unimpaired Lancaster streams 50% 50%
- Farms with conservation plans 50% 50%
- Streams buffered 40% 40%
Pillars of Work
Mobilize Collaborative Partnerships
Aligning sectors around one common goal through shared measurements, continuous communication, and coordinated action results in collaborative, broad, and diverse partnerships.
Deploy a countywide strategy for clean water
The Partners brings together organizations with a shared vision. We will see broader water quality improvements through decreased competition and duplication of efforts.
Acquire adequate, sustained funding
Leveraging Lancaster’s role in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the Partners works to acquire adequate, sustained funding sources for well-coordinated, common sense solutions to water quality issues.
Share countywide progress
The Partners develops and shares countywide success stories to show progress. Successes are underlined with qualitative and quantitative data to consistently track progress, drive decision-making, and foster collaboration.
Miles of streams
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.
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