The Watershed Alliance of Adams County will hold its annual meeting as an in-person event at the Adams County Agricultural and Natural Resources Center (670 Old Harrisburg Rd., Gettysburg) on Wednesday, April 13, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Members and anyone interested in learning about watershed protection in Adams County are invited to attend.
This year’s annual meeting will feature a presentation on the Watershed Alliance’s water-borne pathogen-testing program, which will launch this summer with support from a grant by the South Mountain Partnership.
While most people know it can be unsafe to drink unfiltered water out of a stream or lake, even if the water is visibly clear, they may not know that wading, swimming, fishing, and playing in contaminated water can also cause illness.
Thanks to a grant from the South Mountain Partnership, the Watershed Alliance is launching a water-testing program aimed at determining where Adams County’s waters may be contaminated by dangerous pathogens, so that the public can make informed decisions about where to recreate in local waters, and in hopes that the findings will inform future water-quality improvement efforts.
The pathogen-testing project was financed in part by a grant from the Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Environmental Stewardship Fund, under the administration of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation.
The grant was awarded through the South Mountain Partnership, with management oversight by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The Watershed Alliance of Adams County is a partner of the South Mountain Partnership, an alliance of organizations working to preserve and enhance the cultural and natural assets of the South Mountain Landscape in Central Pennsylvania. To learn more about the South Mountain Partnership, please visit SouthMountainPartnership.org.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Watershed Alliance of Adams County is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the water resources of Adams County. For more information about the Watershed Alliance and its upcoming annual meeting, visit AdamsWatersheds.org.