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Strawberry Hill Nature Center and Preserve, Adams Co, $4800

Strawberry Hill Watershed GuideFunded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2007-2008
Project Title: Strawberry Hill Watershed Guide

Area to be protected: Middle Creek watershed

Partners: Bill Metzger, graphic designer, Gettysburg College Environmental Science Department, Watershed Alliance of Adams County, Hamiltonban Township, Fairfield Borough and Carroll Valley Borough

Focus: create and distribute a Watershed Guide and map designed to educate visitors to the Nature Center and residents of the Middle Creek watershed about how proper pet waste management, gardening and lawn care practices and other daily activities can prevent nonpoint source pollution in Middle Creek. 

Read the Final Report.

Contact:  Yvonne Werzinsky 717-642-5840 yvonne@strawberryhill.org


Land Conservancy of Adams County. Adams, Franklin & Cumberland counties, $4,250

Protect the Source sign

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Drinking Water Source Water Protection Project 2005-2006
Project Title: Gettysburg Source Water Protection Outreach Project
Area to be protected: Marsh Creek Watershed

Partner(s): Watershed Alliance of Adams County, Borough of Gettysburg (Gettysburg Municipal Authority), Adams County Office of Planning and Development

Focus:  Design and produce bill inserts,a brochure, bookmark, restaurant placemat, and a display to raise awareness of the importance of preventing contamination of the 7 groundwater wells and one surface water intake which comprise the Gettysburg Municipal Authority public drinking water supply.  The partnership will also install signs identifying the locations of the source water areas.

Read the Final Report.

Contact: Sidney Kuhn, 717-334-2828, email: skuhn@adamscounty.us

Adams County Office of Planning & Development, Adams County, $4,000

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Harrisburg Area Community College-Gettysburg Campus, Watershed Education Project
Area to be protected: Monocacy River Watershed
Partners: Harrisburg Area Community College and Adams County Conservation District
Focus: print and distribute nonpoint source pollution prevention educational materials and design tools including presentations, indoor/outdoor displays, and an interpretive facility explaining stormwater BMP’s, stream morphology, wetlands, and floodplains
Contact: Susan Cipperly, 717-337-9824, email: scipperly@acc.pa.net

Conewago Creek Watershed Study
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Drinking Water Source Protection Project 1999

Focus: The partners will identify appropriate areas along the stream corridor to sample stream attributes. The coalition will arrange for sample analysis and will report results to the community. This project is the initial step in developing a comprehensive watershed evaluation and improvement plan.

Partners: Adams County Trout Unlimited, Gettysburg College Biology Department, Watershed Alliance of Adams County, Adams County Conservation District, McSherrystown Fish and Game, Mummasburg Athletic Association, Ducks Unlimited/Chesapeake Bay Foundation, United States Geological Survey

Grant: $3,000

Contact: Mel Brown, 717-641-2449 or 717-642-8807, email: msbrown@cvn.net

Gettysburg Area School District
Funded by LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Wellhead Protection and Drinking Water Education - 1998

This project focused on motivating and educating elementary students through the initiation of an annual Water-Science Fair. Its goals also included educating the public through exposure to the Science Fair, and placing sign posts adjacent to major area roadways as visual reminders to protect water resources.

About 70 students participated in the science fair, Protect Our Water, held in February 1998. A number of parents and community members attended the fair. Photographs of the fair are on file with the Sponsor. Students from the high school presented topics on water related topics and taught the elementary school students how to prepare for a science fair. As a culminating activity, student participants from the fair were taken on a field trip to the Museum of Scientific Discovery in March 1998.

Coalition partner: Franklin Township Planning Commission

Grant: $3,000

Terrence McClain
Franklin Township Planning Commission
55 Scott School Road
Orrtanna, PA 17353

Franklin Township recognized as a Groundwater Guardian Community in 1995, 1996
Explanation of Groundwater Guardian Award

Contact: T.W. McClain
Franklin Township Planning Board
894 Flors Church Road
Biglerville, PA 17307
Phone: (717) 334-8376
Fax: (717) 334-0749

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