Lancaster County has over 1,500 miles of streams and rivers! The county is primarily known for rolling, preserved agricultural land but the Lancaster County Conservancy protects some of the most amazing natural lands in the county. With over 6,000 acres of wild lands in their posession that Lancaster County Conservancy works to create open space lands for exercise, recreation and education use by the general public. The wild and forested lands they manage are the most beautiful in the Susquehanna Riverlands, including Climbers Run, Tucquan Glen, and the Turkey Hill Trail. All these lands are dependent upon clean water in their streams and rivers.
Lancaster County Conservancy created Lancaster Water Week in 2017 to strive to make our streams and rivers fishable, swimmable, and drinkable. Their goal to celebrate the unique waterways while activating and educating the community caught the attention of hundred last year. A full week long schedule showcases all the ways you can make an impact on our local water supply.
Some of the great experiences include:
- Free public paddle as part of the Riverlands Trail Festival on Saturday, June 2nd
- Family fun water themed activites at the North Museum on Sunday, June 3rd
- Rain Garden workshop with the Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance on Monday, June 4th
- Chiques Watershed Expo on Wednesday June 6th
- A Guided Hike at Kellys Run Nature Preserve on Thursday, June 7th
- Native Plant Sale on Friday, June 8th
- Conestoga River Clean Up on Saturday, June 9th
Learn more at LancasterWaterWeek.org