Water Week is packed to the gills with events for everyone from 9 to 90. Click below to see our full list of events.2018 Events Coming Soon
June 1 - 9, 2018
Lancaster County is home to 12 unique watersheds that are essential for our clean water, healthy communities, a vibrant economy and the continued existence of our native plants and animals.
THE STORY OF WATER WEEK
Join the Lancaster County Conservancy in Celebration of Clean Water!
Lancaster County is blessed with 1,500 stream miles, but 47% of these streams are polluted and cannot support their original aquatic life. Waterways are at the core of Lancaster County. They drive economic opportunity and growth that benefits our local economy and agriculture. Our rivers and streams are the source of our drinking water and recreation to be enjoyed by all. To protect these waters, we want to strengthen the sense of stewardship in Lancaster County. Water connects us all!
Water Week was conceived along the banks of the Conestoga River by friends Fritz Schroeder (Lancaster County Conservancy) and Spike Brant (Nimblist.) While kayaking along the river offers much beauty and solace, it is also a front row seat to the amount of erosion, pollution, and disregard some have for this amazing fresh water resource. With this in mind they set out to create a campaign that CELEBRATES the unique waterways of Lancaster County, EDUCATES the public about the challenges we face and opportunities we can create, and ACTIVATES people to take action in their watersheds and communities.
We strive to make Lancaster Water Week engaging, fun, educational, active, and solutions oriented. To succeed, we need your support, ideas, and participation. Please let us know how you would like to get more involved!TAKE ACTION
Water Week Grants
2018 Water Week Grant round will be announced in Mid-February. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, Water Week has up to $50,000 in mini-grants available in two separate funds.
Grants in the amount of $500-$2,500 are eligible with proper match. Please click on the buttons below for all the details.
Community Organization Grants for Lancaster Water Week 2017 are intended to stimulate on the ground projects that align with our goals to create a measurable impact on water quality. These projects should CELEBRATE the unique waterways of Lancaster County, EDUCATE the public about the challenges we face and opportunities we can create, and ACTIVATE people to take action in their watersheds and communities.
Save It! Lancaster residential grants target residential scale projects and are intended to stimulate on the ground projects that align with our goals to create a measurable impact on water quality in the City of Lancaster.