Meetings & Events Archive

2020 South Mountain Watershed Workshop: Municipalities and Watershed Groups Working Together for Greater Impact


Download materials from the January 9 Watershed Workshop here: WIP Overview Presentation by Elizabeth Grant of Cumberland County Planning Department, Franklin County Conservation District WIP Slides by Tammy Piper, Watershed Specialist for the District (also there was Lori Glace, Watershed Specialist for Cumberland County Conservation District), MS4 Overview and Workgroup Presentation by Rebecca Davis of Lower Allen Township and Kelly Kurtas of South Middleton Township, Chambersburg MS4 Presentation by Phil Wolgemuth and Andy Stottlemyer of the Borough of Chambersburg, CCWA and East Pennsboro Twn Partnership Presentation by Lisa Beatty of the Conodoguinet Creek Watershed Association and Ed Myers of East Pennsboro Township, and MacWell Partnership Presentation by Claudia Peet, board member for the Mercersburg Area Council for Wellness (MACWell).

Watershed groups across the South Mountain region have made great strides in protecting and improving water quality, keeping riparian areas as green space, and raising awareness about the importance of our rivers and streams. When these groups work collaboratively with their local municipalities, the impact of these partnerships magnifies the results and ensures longevity of the projects. That is why Capital RC&D and ALLARM partnered with the South Mountain Partnership to organize a FREE half-day work-shop on January 9 from 2 to 6 pm at Dickinson College. This free workshop was open to members of watershed groups in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties, as well as staff from municipalities in those counties. Approximately 48 attendees heard from several watershed groups and municipal staff in the region about how they work effectively together on watershed protection efforts.