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Together we are rapidly accelerating and expanding the ability of our partner organizations to restore and sustain healthy Lancaster County waterways by 2040.

Lancaster County streams have the highest amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment in monitored areas of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. With a mixture of rural, suburban, and city landscapes, the source for water pollution is broad – but so is the opportunity for collaboration to address conservation and restoration with community partners.

There are many ways to get involved. Our network is successful with the commitment from farmers, municipality leaders, business owners, and environmental professionals.

See the steps with the Countrywide Action plan, join an Action Team, foster your skills with our Leadership Academy, or get involved with our work in delisting poor water quality streams in Lancaster County.


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More than half of Lancaster County’s
1,400 miles of streams are impaired.

How To Get Involved

Action Teams

Leadership Academy

Stream Delisting

Countywide Action Plan (CAP)

Lancaster Countywide Action Plan (CAP)

Lancaster County is a priority area designated by the Environmental Protection Agency, which has set goals for all six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants by 2025. Pennsylvania’s Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) identifies the best ways to reduce these pollutants, in addition to sediment, in our local waterways.

The Lancaster Countywide Action Plan (CAP) outlines Lancaster’s path for achieving nitrogen and phosphorus reductions for clean and clear water throughout the county. It was developed through a significant and collaborative grassroots approach with local partner organizations, experts, community members, and state agencies.

PA Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP)

Lancaster Countywide Action Plan (CAP)

CAP Coordinator

Lancaster Clean Water Partners is grateful to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the financial support of a CAP Coordinator to help push CAP goals forward. With the Lancaster Clean Water Partners as the lead entity, the CAP Coordinator is made up of four local partners – LandStudies, Lancaster Farmland Trust, David Miller/Associates, and the Lancaster County Conservation District. Each agency provides specific work that will help us reach local reduction goals.

CAP Coordinator Partnership

Additional support is provided by DEP through implementation dollars which support local projects that achieve the reductions identified in the CAP.

CAP Coordinator Leads

More than 50% of Lancaster County’s streams suffer from poor water quality

due to sediment and nutrient pollution.


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