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Dauphin County (SC): The Manada Conservancy, Grant Amount: $4,950  
Project Title: The Swatara Greenway: Restoring Our Riparian Buffers, a Community Planting Project

Contact: Jennifer Hine, 717-566-4122
Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Education to prevent Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution 2013-2014
Email: jhine@manada.org
Partners: The Manada Conservancy, Hummelstown Borough
Focus: The partners will conduct an hands-on streamside buffer planting event to educate municipal workers and creek side landowners. The planting project will create a 100 ft. buffer with educational signage to demonstrate proper installation of stream buffers and why they are essential to water quality. The partners will design and install educational signage at the site.

Dauphin County Conservation District, Grant Amount: $2,970

Project Title: Spring Creek Riparian Buffer Project                                                

Funding Source: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2011-2012

Contact:  Mike Yanchuk, Gil Hirschel 717-921-8100 Email: myanchuk@dauphinc.org

Partners: Derry Township, Derry Township School District, PA American Water, Swatara Watershed Association

Focus: This project will improve water quality by reducing stream bank erosion and improving stormwater management.  Project components include establishing a 4,436 ft. buffer, training school and park maintenance departments on upkeep for the buffer, and installing educational signage detailing the environmental benefits of riparian buffers.  An added bonus is that the site will serve as an outdoor classroom for the Hershey High School’s environmental club. 

Dauphin County Conservation District, $5,000

Project Title: Dauphin County Municipal Stormwater Education

Stormwater NewslettersFunded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2006-2007
Project Title: Dauphin County Municipal Stormwater Education
Areas to be protected: Watersheds in Dauphin County
Partners:  Swatara Township, West Hanover Township

Focus:  equip municipal officials in the county with the tools and knowledge to make decisions related to development and stormwater management which will prevent nonpoint source pollution from reaching the county’s rivers and streams. Produce Stormwater Newsletters.

Contact:   Gilbert Hirschel,   ghirschel@dauphinc.org , 717-921-8100


Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Dauphin County, $3,880

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2003-2004
Project Title: Treating Stormwater with Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels
Area(s) to be protected: Paxton Creek Watershed
Partner(s): Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg, Joseph Levendusky Nursery and Landscape, Paxton Creek Watershed and Education Association, and Susquehanna Township
Focus: install raingarden and a rain barrel demonstrations at the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg office and develop a brochure (side one, side two) that can be used by developers and other stakeholders to prevent nonpoint source pollution
Contact: Rebecca Wertime, 717-737-8622, email: rwertime@acb-online.org

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has installed four rain gardens and a rain barrel at the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg office in Harrisburg. Educational displays and materials will be developed to explain the benefits of rain gardens in treating pollutants in stormwater run-off. For info contact Rebecca Wertime, rwertime@acb-online.org

Powell's & Armstrong Creeks Watershed Association (PWCWA)

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project, Watershed Protection Project 2002-2003
Project Title: Promoting Community Support for Watershed Planning
Area(s) to be protected: Powell's & Armstrong Creeks Watershed
Partner(s): Powell's & Armstrong Creeks Watershed Association, Dauphin County Conservation District, Natural Lands Trust & Local Officials
Focus: promote community support for watershed planning
Counties served: Dauphin County Grant: $2,000
Contact: Rudi Erb, 717-362-4123, email: frogwild@pa.net

Powells & Armstrong Creeks Watershed Protection Project

Area(s) to be protected: Powells and Armstrong Creeks

Funded by: LWVPA-CEF WREN Project - Watershed Education for Pollution Prevention Projects - 2000

Powells and Armstrong Creek Watershed Association, and the Dauphin Co. Conservation District

The PACWA will produce a quarterly newsletter, fact sheets, and a brochure to increase local water resource protection awareness. Educational meetings, including one targeted at municipal officials, will also be conducted.


Rudi Erb, 717.362.8333,

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