Our Organization

The Tri-County Conewago Creek Association is a nonprofit volunteer organization committed to monitoring, preserving, enhancing and promoting the Conewago Creek Watershed through education, community involvement and watershed improvement projects.

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Upcoming Events and Opportunities

We have many events this spring that will help us reach our water quality goals. The following is a list of upcoming events:
  • April 23rd (rain date April 24th) – Stream clean-up starts at 10 am    (Items you might need: waterproof boots or waders – Please RSVP for the litter pick-up to Jenn Fetter at jrf21@psu.edu or 717-921-8803)
  • April 23rd (rain date April 24th) – Earth Day Celebration 12 pm to 4 pm            Fun, free, family oriented event — Open to the public – Located at Aberdeen Mills @ 2405 Mill Rd., Elizabethtown, Pa 17022
  • May 14th & 21st– Tree plantings from 9 am to 12 pm–Hershey Meadows (located near where the Conewago Rail Trail crosses route 743 — park at the rail trail parking area–an alternative, if parking area is full, park at the parking areas along 743 just north of the route 283 interchange and call Stewart for a shuttle ride (717-341-5301))
  • June 4th – Tree planting from 9 am to 12 pm – To be announced

(Items you might need for tree plantings: waterproof boots, work gloves, shovel, and possibly a mini-sledge hammer to help hammer in the stakes.)

 
We request that all volunteers interested in participating in these events register, so we know how many people to expect. This will help us be able to plan accordingly and we can send out more details and directions, as well as address individual questions. E-mail Stewart at conewagocreek@yahoo.com, or call (717) 341-5301. 
 
We hope you can join us for these exciting events. Our next meeting will be April 20th at 7 pm at the Conewago Township Building. Hope to see you there!
 
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Mark your calendars for 2016 Earth Day Celebration!

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Earth Day News Release 2016

Earth Day Flyer 2016

2016 Earth Day Celebration
Saturday April 23, 2016 / Rain Date Sunday April 24, 2016
12-4 pm  (Volunteer creek clean-up begins at 10 am)
@Aberdeen Mills, 2405 Mill Rd, Elizabethtown

Come join us on April 23rd from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Aberdeen Mills Farm at 2405 Mill Road, Elizabethtown, Pa 17022.  Adults and children will be entertained and educated by this family oriented event.  The event is free and open to the public.

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There will be many fun and informative activities throughout the afternoon. Please consider joining in the quick clean-up of the Conewago Creek at 10 am.  Then stay for lunch and fun activities!

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The wild flower and tree identification walk will be the first activity at noon. Tours through the old mill will also be offered.

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Zoo America will be giving a live animal presentation focusing on endangered species at 1:00 pm. There will be plenty of space so feel free to bring a lawn chair if you prefer to sit during the show.

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Lancaster County Beekeepers will give a presentation with a demonstration hive between 2 and 3 pm.  At 3 pm, there will be an electro-fishing demonstration by the Lancaster County Conservation District on the banks of the Conewago Creek.

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An electrical current is run through the water which temporarily stuns the fish. The fish are collected in nets and identified to assess water quality. All fish are affected by the electricity so this method shows all of the uncatchable fish that elude anglers. So be sure to be here at 3 pm for the electro-fishing to see what we catch this time!

A food vendor will be on site to offer food items for sale. Fried chicken nuggets, strips, and drumsticks; freedom fries, hot dogs, canned sodas and bottled water will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the TCCCA.

Please join us as we take a moment to appreciate the environment together.

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We hope to see you on April 23rd!  (Please leave your pets at home.)

 

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The Conewago Story

Check out what Penn State Public Media put together for the Conewago Watershed!

 

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