Mission: To promote, support, and sustain the stewardship, education and conservation activities undertaken by the lancaster county conservation district.
Programs: The pequea creek watershed association's williams grant the pequea creek watershed association is a volunteer locally lead watershed association working at improving water quality in the lower pequea creek and its tributaries (i. E. The big and little beaver creeks). The pequea creek watershed group applied for and was awarded an atlantic sunrise environmental stewardship program grant from the williams company and the conservation fund. The grant, the big beaver creek stream restoration project - esh project, assisted in the restoration of over 3,500 linear feet of stream frontage on along the big beaver creek. Streambank fencing and a riparian buffer were installed to complete this project last year. This project did not use up all the funds in this grant so the remaining funds will be used by the pequea creek watershed group to assist another landowner upstream from the esh project, the shirley madison stream restoration project. This project will restore over 2,500 linear feet of stream banks, install streambank fencing and a riparian buffer in the process. All of this work is slated for fall 2018. Once this work is complete this will close out this grant.
lancaster county clean water partners the conservation foundation of lancaster county proposal seeks to enhance the countywide collaborative, the lancaster county clean water partners, by leveraging funding for a coordinator position to build a collaborative network of partners, coordinate regional-scale restoration program delivery to lancaster county, and achieve maximum water quality benefits. This focus and concentrated effort addresses nonpoint source pollution and water quality within lancaster county in order to achieve chesapeake bay restoration goals.
agriculture equipment technicians apprenticeship grant the agriculture equipment technicians apprenticeship grant through the steinman foundation involves developing the related and on-the-job training requirements for the apprenticeship. Phase 1 involves the development of the pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship infrastructure including skill standards, curriculum needs, and recruitment of related training providers and work with employers on on-the-job training requirements. Phase 2 is focused on the development of a demonstration project in chester and lancaster counties and creating an infrastructure for the operation of the pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs in that region. Phase 3 will focus on outreach to other areas of the commonwealth and potentially "planting" other apprenticeship programs in areas that have a high concentration of equipment dealers.
the conservation foundation has put in place a steering committee, the lancaster county clean water consortium (lccwc). The mission of the consortium is to facilitate the development of proactive, efficient, and cohesive strategies to restore and maintain the waterways of lancaster county, ultimately resulting in compliance with federal and state regulations intended to reduce pollution and accelerate restoration of the chesapeake bay. Revenue sources for the lccwc are primarily through grants and membership dues. Also, seminars and workshop fees have been charged to generate income.