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.
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.
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.
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.
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.