News shared courtesy of Lancaster Conservancy, June 20, 2024. 

The eighth annual Lancaster Water Week was an exciting celebration of our streams and rivers and the steps we can take to foster healthy waterways. The week included over 60 events like a First Friday celebration and public art installation in downtown Lancaster, wetland tours at Long’s Park, paddles on the Conestoga and Susquehanna rivers, trivia, live music, creek stomps, educational hikes and bike trips, tours of restoration and rewilding efforts, volunteer cleanups, and more.

“Water Week 2024 was a true celebration of our 1,400 miles of streams and rivers running through Lancaster County. This week energized the clean water movement by reminding us that the effort to clean up our waterways requires everyone to play a part. Seeing our community come together to sponsor, host, and participate in over 60 water-themed events was an amazing step in this effort. I am humbled and overjoyed by the thousands of folks from Lancaster County and beyond who chose to take a stand for clean water by learning about our cricks and creeks, exploring life in, on, and around the water, and tangibly protecting our waterways this week,” said Lancaster Conservancy Community Event Coordinator Kelly Slippey.

“It’s amazing to see this event grow each year, and I’m so very grateful to our many partners who have helped us reach thousands of people each year,” said Conservancy President & CEO Fritz Schroeder.

Learn more about Lancaster Water Week, 2024.

Lancaster Conservancy is an accredited nonprofit land trust that protects and restores natural lands for future generations. Since our founding in 1969 by local anglers, hunters and naturalists, the Conservancy has saved over 10,000 acres of land to protect the ecosystems and landscapes upon which we depend for food, clean water, clean air, economic and public health, and the restoration of the soul and spirit.