Useful Links

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) - The CBF is the only independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. Since 1967, its goal has been to improve water quality by reducing pollution. Its motto, Save the Bay, has been the battle cry for that goal. CBF is supported by more than 146,000 active members and has a staff of approximately 165 full-time employees. More than 90 percent of CBF's $20.6 million annual budget is privately raised. CBF's headquarters is in Annapolis, MD, and has state offices in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. CBF also operates 15 environmental education programs.

County of Lancaster

Great Green America Fest - website describes the Great Green America Fest, which was held on the grounds of the PA Renaissance Fair on July 13, 14 and 15th, 2007. The LCWA had several posters presented in the Lancaster County Conservation District's tent. The theme of the LCCD tent was "Do you Know your Watershed?"

Lancaster County Conservation District (LCCD)

Lancaster Watersheds - This site is hosted by the Lancaster County Conservation District and is designed to promote and foster watershed protection measures throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) - Since 1935, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (originally called the Soil Conservation Service) has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America's private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources. NRCS employees provide technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs.

Plant Image Gallery - The Noble Foundation Plant Image Gallery. Helpful for identifying types of plants.

PA Center for Environmental Education - A website dedicated to empower all Pennsylvania citizens to exercise environmental stewardship.

PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state agency largely responsible for administering Pennsylvania's environmental laws and regulations. Its responsibilities include: reducing air pollution; making sure our drinking water is safe; protecting water quality in our rivers and streams; making sure waste is handled properly; supporting community renewal and revitalization; promoting advanced energy technology; and helping citizens prevent pollution and comply with the Commonwealth's environmental regulations. DEP is committed to general environmental education and encouraging effective public involvement in setting environmental policy.

PA Environment Digest - An update on Environmental Issues in Pennsylvania.

PA Fish and Boat Commission - Provides fishing and boating opportunities through the protection and management of aquatic resources. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is an independent Commonwealth agency comprised of 10 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and approved by the Legislature. Day to day operations are overseen by our Executive Director.

Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Resources (POWR) - POWR is a 501(c)3 organization that advocates for the protection, restoration and enjoyment of our common wealth of water resources, and conducts programs that foster stewardship, communication, leadership and action."

Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)

Trees Are Good - this educational website provides the general public with quality tree care information.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) "Plants" Website - Contains helpful information for those interested in learning how to better identify plants.

US Department Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

US Department Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Watersheds Website - Detailed information regarding watersheds, provided by the EPA.

US Geological Survey (USGS) - A multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information and water. USGS is dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.

Water Advisory Federation (WAF) - Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with members from varied disciplines who work toward the WEF vision of preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. The WEF network includes water quality professionals from 76 member associations in 30 countries.

Dr. Julie Ambler - former member of the LCWA Board of Directors

Dr. Dorothy Merritts - former member of the LCWA Board of Directors