Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium


Lancaster County Conservation District
1383 Arcadia Road
Lancaster, PA 17601




2016 Seminars and Programs


LUNCH and LEARN: Next Generation Solutions for Green Infrastructure & Low Impact Development - June 15, 2016 - 11 am to 1 pm


LCCWC is partnering with the Lancaster County Conservation District and ACF Environmental to present this lunch and learn seminar.  The 2-hour session will focus on ACF's full suite of stormwater management solutions.  The seminar will be held at the Farm & Home Center and lunch will be provided.  Engineers will receive 2.0 professional development hours.  LCCWC members are free of charge.  A nominal fee of $20 will be required for non-members.  Pre-registration is required by June 1, 2016 as seating is limited.  Questions and reservations can be directed to Kent Bitting at the Lancaster County Conservation District - Download the flyer and registration form.


BACK TO BASICS: Essential Elements of Municipal Stormwater Management Program - March 3, 2016 -

    8 to 10 am

LCCWC invites, municipal managers, other public officials, and engineers to attend a free training designed to help local governments comply with water pollution control requirements associated with their municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) program and their obligations to implement and document their activities to meet the requirements.

Free for LCCWC members; $15 for non-members.  Please contact Joellyn Warren at to pre-register.  Further details are available on the program flyer.


2015 Seminars and Presentations


Riparian Buffers - From Plan to Planting - October 29, 2015 - 9 to 11 am

The workshop will focus on helping municipalities to access funding for Riparian Buffer installation through the CREP program, use riparian buffers to meet muncipal MS4 and Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plans, and provide long term care for trees within the buffers.  Please contact Cory Rathman at or 717-295-4975 with any questions.   Workshop registration information is provided on the workshop flyer


Right-of-Way Management Workshop - August 28, 2015

Are you a vegetation manager looking to learn how to better manage weeds, encourage beneficial vegetation, and reduce impact to the environment? Pesticide applicators and others interested in vegetation management are invited to attend a Right of Way Management Workshop on August 28th from 8 AM to 1:30 PM at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Rd, Lancaster. Pesticide Applicator recertification credits will be offered. Individuals interested in attending can register for the workshop at There is a $25 registration fee (check or cash) and lunch is provided.  This workshop is hosted by the Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center in partnership with LCCWC.  For more information please see the workshop flyer and press release.

Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Management Speaker Series - Fall 2015

Co-sponsored by the Lancaster County Planning Commission and LCCWC
Where: Room 102, Lancaster Government Center, 150 North Queen Street, Lancaster PA 17603

When: Fridays (see schedule for dates), 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Credits: 1.5 AICP CM Credits and 1.5 LA CES Credits for each session (unless otherwise noted)

This speaker series will address the many challenges faced by municipal officials, consultants and citizens in managing water resources and stormwater. Participants will gain a better understanding of the natural systems involved in the hydrologic process. They will learn about planning and management strategies that will help preserve, protect and restore natural habitat, improve infiltration, reduce stormwater runoff and pollutants, while using a variety of best management practices and green infrastructure techniques.

A detailed description of each event is provided in the Series flyer.

Event Schedule:

 September 11, 2015

Forest Buffers and Stream Ecology: Research and Practice from the Stroud Research Center

Lamonte Garber, Stroud Water Research Center

 September 25, 2015

Lancaster County Watersheds: What Can be Done to Achieve Local Water Quality Goals?

Matt Kofroth, Lancaster County Conservation District

 October 9, 2015

Water Quality in the Susquehanna River: What Have We learned Over the Past 30 Years?

Kevin McGonigal, Susquehanna River Basin Commission

October 23, 2015

Using Trees and Technology to Meet Stormwater Management Requirements

Chris Peiffer, Plan-It Geo, LLC

 October 30, 2015

i-Tree Tools: Overview of Software for Estimating Function and Value of Trees

Jason Henning, Ph.D.. The Davey Institute and USDA Forest Service

(Submitted for AICP CM/LA CES Credits, Pending Approval)

 November 13, 2015

Green Infrastructure in the Urban Environment: What Can Municipalities Do?

Charlotte Katzenmoyer, City of Lancaster

 December 4, 2015

Economic Ecology: Restoration of the Floodplain as an Alternative Solution to Regulatory and Environmental Challenges

Mark Gutshall, LandStudies


To Register for a Session:

Register Online:

Or contact:  Latoya Westbrook - (717)299-8333 –


For More Information/Questions:

Contact: Mark Huber – (717)299-8333 –

2012 Seminars and Presentations

What's Clean Water and How Do We Get It Back?

The Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium in collaboration with the Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee, Water Resources Education Network - a project of the League of Women Voters of PA Citizen Education Fund, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Lower Susquehanna Initiative, the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association, the Lancaster County Conservation District and the Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold three educational seminars about clean water this fall for local officials in Lancaster County. The seminars will connect the dots between protecting our communities' drinking water, cleaning up our local streams and saving the Chesapeake Bay.

 Clean Water 101.  September 13, 2012. It focused on the current state of waters in Lancaster County and where we need to be, the basics of clean water standards, how streams are assessed, the total maximum daily loads our streams can endure and survive or not survive, and goals for returning our streams to a healthy status.
                      Andy Gavin, SRBC- What's Clean Water and How Do We Get It Back?- Part 1, Part 2
                      Gary Walters, PADEP- Water Quality Standards Monitoring and Assessment
                      Bill Brown, PADEP- TMDLs and Pennsylvania's Watershed Management Program
                      John Van Zandt, PADEP- Source Water Protection Technical Assistance Program (SWPTAP) for the Chester Water Authority

Clean Water 201, which will be held on October 11, will include peer reviews. Local officials will have the opportunity to review the progress they are making on clean water projects in their municipalities and exchange their plans with each other. This seminar will promote a sharing of information between the officials.
Dan Zimmerman- Lititz Run Watershed Alliance
                      Charlotte Katzenmoyer, City of Lancaster- Sustainable Landscapes, Sustainable City
                      City of Lancaster- Implementing Lancaster's Green Infrastructure Plan: A Public/Private Partnership
                      Jennifer Fetter, Penn State Extension- Watershed Decisions- A New Role Playing Inquiry-based Activity

Clean Water 301 will be held on November 8
and will present answers on how to start a Source Water Protection program in a municipality. Municipalities have the resources and manpower to help, so officials should take advantage of this opportunity.

              Cleanwater 301 Agenda

Cathy Port, PADEP- PADEP's Role in Source Water Protection

                                 Sourcewater Protection Resources
                                Matt Genchur- Pennsylvania Rural Water Association

                                                John Van Zant- PADEP SWPTAP
                                                Julie Kollar- Water Resources Education Network
                      Bob Rissler- SWP and Neighboring Municipalities- ELANCO Wellhead Protection Program

                                 Tyler Shenk- SRBC and SWP in the Lower Susquehanna


2011 Seminars and Presentations

Session #1: MS4 Permitting Status & Strategies- May 24, 2011

Session #2: Implementation of MS4s Throughout the County- September 20, 2011

Session #3: Stormwater BMPs and Financing- October 18, 2011

Session #4: Sustainable Stormwater Financing- November 8, 2011

2010 Presentations

October 7, 2010

October 21, 2010

October 28, 2010

November 5, 2010

November 4, 2010

December 2, 2010

If you have questions about past presentations please contact Angie Sowers at



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