Action Teams

Action Teams

Do you operate with a bias towards action? Action Teams combine local experts and partner organizations to tackle the county’s priorities for clean water.

In an effort to reach our clean water goals, all the teams can use relevant resources like the Lancaster Countywide Action Plan (CAP).

Meetings will be posted on our calendar. Join one of the teams by contacting Emily Smedley (

Stay up-to-date on our progress! 

The Action Team co-leads create a bi-monthly status report to show priorities and progress. The report will be updated bi-monthly and available here.

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The Agriculture Action Team develops and implements strategies for accelerating conservation on county farms to achieve baseline compliance and beyond.

Co-leads: Gordon Hoover and John Williamson

Meetings scheduled as needed.

Meeting notes available here.

The Buffer Action Team focuses on the county’s objective of 6,000 new acres of riparian forest buffer by 2025. The team works on issues of capacity, funding, public awareness, and other barriers to accomplishing this goal.

Co-leads: Ryan Davis and Ashley Spotts

Meetings the third Friday every other month from 10 – 12 p.m.

Meeting notes available here.

The Data Management Action Team monitors, coordinates, and organizes data to produce a shared measurement system that supports the Partners’ decisions and promotes public awareness of clean water goals.

Co-leads: Josh Brengel and Joe Sweeney

Meetings the first Monday of every month from 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Meeting notes available here.

The Communications Action Team creates and deploys consistent messaging to empower all partners to tell the story of clean water using common talking points.

Restarting in 2020.  More information coming soon!

The Stormwater Action Team empowers municipalities to address stormwater through cost-effective and locally relevant practices.

Co-Leads: Kristen Koch and Joellyn Warren

Meetings scheduled as needed.

The Watershed Action Team develops tools and resources to facilitate and support collaborative watershed-based restoration efforts in Lancaster County.

Co-Leads: Jenna Mitchell and Matt Royer

Meetings first Friday of every other month from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Meeting notes available here.