About the Consortium
The Lancaster County Conservation District incorporated the Conservation Foundation ("Foundation") of Lancaster County, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation which is qualified as a 501(c) (3) exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code, to promote, support and sustain the stewardship of land, water and other natural resources. Since its formation in 2007, the Foundation has been looking for an opportunity to further its mission. The Consortium provides this opportunity. The Lancaster Conservation District and the Foundation have each unanimously voted to endorse the Consortium and to have the Foundation govern the Consortium.
Develop proactive, efficient, and cohesive strategies to restore and maintain Lancaster County waterways.
Empower municipalities to address stormwater through cost-effective and locally relevant practices
The Consortium provides resources for municipalities and community stakeholders to assist with local, state, and federal stormwater permit requirements.
-Innovative tools and educational programs to meet Minimum Control Measure requirements.
-Support municipalities and watershed groups in meeting the goals of their watershed implementation plans, TMDL plans, and pollutant reduction plans
-Support planning, implementation, and construction of projects that reduce stormwater pollution.
-Encourage collaboration between municipal and project partners.
-Advocate on behalf of our members.
Services of the Consortium
- Support Watershed Alliances through consortium and municipal cooperation,
- Act as a liaison between members, PA DEP and US EPA. Translate regulatory requirements for members and provide guidance on how to meet requirements,
- Provide educational seminars, workshops, and training; typically at discounted rates for members,
- Establishment of new watershed alliances where needed with consortium and municipal cooperation,
- Developing watershed action/restoration plans for Lancaster County watersheds,
- Demonstration and development of innovative storm water, Best Management Practices,
- Implementation of a countywide storm water strategy,
- Provide grant writing assistance and support to members,
- Provide members priority access to the Conservation District's Professional Engineer for technical assistance,
- Corporate sponsorships,
- Pilot projects,
- Obtaining grants to fulfill the goals,
- Digester pilot projects, and
- Legal support.
LCCWC Steering Committee
Joellyn Warren, Chair*- West Lampeter Township/LIMC
Scott Hain, Vice-Chair*- David Miller/Associates, Inc.
Jay Snyder, Treasurer*- Borough of Ephrata
John Bingham*- East Hempfield Township
Kent Gardner*- West Hempfield Township
Lauren Etter*- LandStudies, Inc.
Heather Valudes*-Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Sharyn Young*-Penn Township
Mike LaSala- LandStudies, Inc
Chris Thompson/Brittany Smith- Lancaster County Conservation District
Matt Kofroth- Lancaster County Conservation District
Fritz Schroeder- LIVE Green
Kristen Kyler- Penn State University
Conservation Foundation of Lancaster County Board of Directors
Jay Snyder - President
Kent Gardner - Vice-President & Recording Secretary
Full Board - http://lancasterconservation.org/conservation-foundation/foundation-directors/