Alex Cooper is the Program Coordinator for Lancaster Clean Water Partners.
He spent his childhood fishing and kayaking on the Conestoga River and streams throughout Lancaster County. While attending West Chester University, he was introduced to watershed issues as an intern with the Chester County Conservation District. After graduating, he performed stream assessments for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as a Watershed Ambassador before beginning watershed work at the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford (TTF) Watershed Partnership in Philadelphia. Over the next 5 years at TTF, he led programs for stream monitoring, green infrastructure, and riparian buffer projects while bringing local partner organizations together for collaborative work. He is a fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program in the Delaware River Watershed Network. Most recently, he worked as an independent contractor doing residential drainage and construction projects in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Alex recently returned to Lancaster. He enjoys being close to family in his hometown and is a regular on the biking trails along the Susquehanna and Conestoga Rivers.