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

The Tri-County Conewago Creek Association has several events planned this spring with water quality improvement being the end goal. We would like to invite the public to join us in accomplishing this goal, since water quality affects everyone. We request that volunteers interested in participating in these events register, so we know how many people to expect. This will enable us to send out more details and directions, as well as address individual questions. E-mail Stewart at conewagocreek@yahoo.com, or call (717) 984-3708. If you would like to help out but are not available during these events contact Stewart, there will be smaller groups planting trees on weekdays (flexible schedule). For more info visit conewagocreek.org

April 1st – Tree planting from 9 am to 12 pm. Hertzler Farm

April 8th – Tree planting from 9 am to 12 pm. Wenger Farm

April 15th – Tree planting starts at 9 am.  Aberdeen Mills

April 15th (rain date April 16th) – 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

April 22nd – Tree planting from 9 am to 12 pm – Gallagher Run

May 6th – Tree planting from 9 am to 12 pm – Hershey Meadows

May 20th – Tree planting from 9 am to 12 pm – To be announced

June 3rd – Tree planting from 9 am to 12 pm – To be announced

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

TCCCA meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Conewago Twp building @ 7 pm.

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Save the Date for 2017 Earth Day Celebration!

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2017 Earth Day Celebration
Saturday April 15, 2017 / Rain Date Sunday April 16, 2017
12-4 pm  (Volunteer creek clean-up begins at 10 am)
@Aberdeen Mills, 2405 Mill Rd, Elizabethtown

Come join us on April 15th 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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Great crowd for Zoo America and beekeeping programs!

There will be many fun and informative activities throughout the afternoon.

Please consider joining us for a tree planting at 9 am at the same location. There will be food for sale and fun activities!

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Creek Clean Up 2016

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

 

Zoo America will be giving a live animal presentation focusing on native 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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At 3 pm, there will be an electro-fishing demonstration by the Lancaster County Conservation District on the banks of the Conewago Creek.IMG_1246

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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 year!

A food vendor will be on site to offer food items for sale.

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 15th!

(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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