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South Mountain Partnership Sets Fall Partnership Meeting

South Mountain Partnership Sets Fall Partnership Meeting

CHAMBERSBURG — The South Mountain Partnership chose in winter 2018 to focus on supporting work already happening throughout the region to improve Water Resources.

The organization’s Spring Partnership Meeting revealed that each of the counties in the South Mountain region needs more capacity and resources to create and/or implement Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs).

Creating and implementing these plans will make much-needed improvements to the quality of local waters – the water that all residents use every day for drinking, recreation, agriculture, ecosystem services, and industry.

Goals of the Fall Partnership Meeting:

  • Connect local and county agencies and officials to technical and funding resources for planning and implementing WIP IIIs.
  • All types of partners have a role to play and a contribution to make.
  • Create connections between local and county agencies and local water organizations and land conservation organizations. 
  • Facilitate discussion and next steps for working as a region to attract more implementation resources to the counties and WIP teams in the South Mountain landscape (portions of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties) 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Franklin County Commissioners
  • PA Department of Community and Economic Development– resources for implementing water resource improvements
  • Chesapeake Conservancy– precision mapping for water quality BMP implementation and reporting
  • Lancaster Clean Water Partners – county-wide collaborative approaches to water quality improvements

Save This Date:

Friday, Sept 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, to be held in Chambersburg area

Richard S Deardorff 1950-2024

Mr. Deardorff was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Orrtanna. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 25 years.

Timmy Lewis Fix 1963-2024

Timmy worked for the Carpenter Union Local 2274 until he retired in 2014. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed guiding whitetail hunts.

Phillip C Stouffer 1935-2024

Phillip enjoyed NASCAR, hunting, country music, the beach and working on lawnmowers. He retired from UPS as a truck driver.

Paul Eugene Gill 1937-2024

Paul joined Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania) as an instructor in 1964, rising to the rank of full professor by 1970.

Wanda Sue Hoover 1963-2024

Wanda worked at Martin’s Foods, Maugansville, MD for over 20 years. She enjoyed riding her motorcycle, fishing, music and taking vacations.

Patricia A Forrest 1949-2024

Born May 19,1949 in Waynesboro, PA, Patricia was the daughter of the late Lester J. and Margaret E. (Coleman) Shilling.

Pauline V Hinkle 1930-2024

Pauline worked as a seamstress at the former Greif Co., Shippensburg, for forty-seven years, retiring as a supervisor in 1998.

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