The Buffer Action Team supports the countywide buffer implementation goal through coordination, community and landowner engagement, and establishment programming support. The team generally meets on the 4th Thursday of the month. If you are interested in joining the Buffer Action Team, please email email@example.com.
The team is led by Lamonte Garber with Stroud Water Research Center and Rebecca Lauver with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
Stroud Water Research Center
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
- Remove barriers to efficient landowner outreach
- Advance outreach initiatives to potential landowners
- Provide prompt responses and implementation of projects to newly interested landowners
- Streamline and fully utilize the buffer maintenance BEST program
Communications Actions Team collaborates on communications efforts using the strength of numbers and a community of support and resources, to tell the stories of the good work that is being done and the one collaborative vision of clean and clear by 2040. The team meets the second Thursday of each month.
The team is led by Kenn Bennett from Lancaster Clean Water Partners
Lancaster Clean Water Partners
- Crafting the narrative of the work that is being done to reach the goal of clean and clear by 2040
- Connecting the siloed partners with consistent and constant communication
- Use the megaphone of our collective organizations to reach a broader audience
The Stormwater Action Team empowers municipalities to address stormwater through cost-effective and locally relevant practices. The full team meets twice a year, with smaller workgroup meetings throughout the year.
The team is led by Kara Kalupson with RETTEW, and Charity Hain from David Millers/Associates.
- Address stormwater through cost-effective and locally relevant practices to support the countywide goals of stream delisting and flood mitigation.
WATER QUALITY MONITORING TEAM
The Water Quality Monitoring Team enhances public welfare through comprehensive planning, water supply allocation, reporting and management of water resources of the Lancaster County Watershed.
The team is led by Rupert Rossetti with Octoraro Watershed Association and Shannon Thomas from the Chesapeak Conservancy.
Lancaster County Conservation District
- Streamline data collection for Water Quality Monitoring & Reporting
- Provide coordination of Monitoring Plans for all Delisting Catchment Areas with applicable quality assurances
- Assist in the production and distribution of water quality monitoring videos.
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