Swatara Watershed Association
April 25, 2011
Grass roots organization with ~20-yr history of supporting watershed protection, stream access, and water-quality improvement. Efforts by Schuylkill and Lebanon Counties to clean up pollution from abandoned mines were supported and promoted by SWA through educational field trips and community meetings. Recent acquisition by SWA of 30+ acre private canoe rental and camping facility along Swatara Creek, now called Swatara Watershed Park, demonstrates commitment for public use of the water by future generations. Annual Swatara Sojourn showcases the free flowing stream, Swatara State Park, Swatara Watershed Park, and other features to all ages and interests.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Watershed protection, watershed restoration, public access, and environmental education.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Consider expanding outreach to surrounding areas and states.
Professional with expertise in this field & I was principal scientist involved in cleanup of mine water pollution.