East Petersburg Green Infrastructure BMP Demonstration Site

June, 2018

The Little Conestoga Watershed Alliance is partnering with East Petersburg Borough to convert the site into a Green Infrastructure BMP Demonstration Area, which will result in a sustainable landscape where a variety of green infrastructure BMPs will treat stormwater naturally, resulting in improved water quality, increased wildlife habitat, and reduced maintenance.


Little Conestoga Watershed Action Plan

July, 2015

LandStudies worked with the LCWA and key stakeholders in the watershed to develop a new watershed action plan in the summer of 2015, building on existing information, including the original 2003 Little Conestoga Watershed Assessment and Restoration Plan, but creating a new vision to guide the LCWA into the future.


Conestoga Country Club

March, 2011

Growing Greener Grants were used for this stream restoration project including bank stabilization, cross vanes, and riparian buffers. Rain gardens and native meadows were added later with a NFWF grant that helps to filter stormwater runoff from the Conestoga Country Club golf course.


George Mann Farm

December, 2008

The George Mann farm project was the Alliance’s first agricultural related stream project. The project involved removing two dams, reshaping over 2,500 feet of stream banks, & installing fish & stormwater controls.


Jacobs Creek

April, 2007

LCWA supporters planted over 650 trees along Jacobs Creek in East Hempfield Township, with assistance from the Township staff and Keystone Custom Homes.


Bachman Run

July, 2005

In the first phase completed in September 2002, LCWA volunteers planted over 300 trees along Bachman Run in Manheim Township with help from Donegal Trout Unlimited.


Miller’s Run Restoration Project

March, 2004

In the summer of 2004 the LCWA completed this stream restoration project with assistance from DEP’s Section 319 Program & Rettew Associates. The project on Millers Run was initiated by residents of the Chestnut Valley & School Lane Estates developments.


Swarr Run Project

September, 2003

The Alliance assisted the Lancaster County Conservation District (LCCD) with the Swarr Run restoration project in East Hempfield Township. Over 650 trees were planted to create another riparian buffer area and to compliment the streambank stabilization and stream fencing initiated by the LCCD.


LASA Project

April, 2002

This was the LCWA’s first stream project completed and was carried out on land owned by the Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA).


Maple Grove

March, 2001

The LCWA volunteered to help Lancaster Township with the Maple Grove stream restoration and forest buffer project.