Lancaster Watershed Leadership Academy

The Lancaster Watershed Leadership Academy is a bi-annual program that supports the personal leadership development of individuals involved in the collective effort for clean water in Lancaster County. The twelve-month program is jam-packed with watershed content, field investigations, professional leadership content, and an overnight retreat on the Chesapeake Bay.  

Scholars are as unique and diverse as the communities in Lancaster County. They walk away with an understanding of watersheds, leadership skills and application, and countless resources to integrate themselves into clean water work. 

Nominations are open for the Class of 2025!

Deadline for application or nomination submittal is October 4, 2024

Spreading the Word About Clean Water

In June, Allyson Gibson, the Executive Director for the Lancaster Clean Water Partners, was a guest on the What’s On Tap, Lancaster? podcast to discuss Lancaster Watershed Leadership Academy and Lancaster County’s efforts to provide clean and clear waterways by 2040 .

What are the challenges to this goal and how can you get involved and help?

Listen now!


2020 Alumni

Our cohort of scholars are emerging and established leaders who have a passion for our community and its clean water issues.

Do you have a passion for Lancaster’s mission for clean and clear waterways?


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