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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
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