South Mountain Water Workshop Series
The South Mountain Partnership network is coming together to host a series of water-related workshops for the annual South Mountain Speakers Series. The three Water Workshops are unique events that serve different audiences (see details below).
December 3, 2019 – The Tri-County Watershed Association Meeting was for local watershed associations, groups, and individuals in the general South Mountain region of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties. This free meeting focused on connecting watershed organizations to landowners and will provide an opportunity for attendees to give a quick project overview. It took place in the Anthony F. Ceddia Union Building (CUB) at Shippensburg University from 6 to 8:30 pm. This workshop was hosted primarily by the County Conservation Districts of Adams, Cumberland, and Franklin counties.
January 9, 2020 – The South Mountain Water Workshop: Municipalities and Watershed Groups Working Together for Greater Impact is a free workshop for local municipalities and watershed organizations that want to better coordinate their efforts so that they can accomplish more together. Agenda items to include time for networking, volunteer recruitment, county Watershed Implementation Plans(WIPs), Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) plan assistance, how to effectively work together, and case studies of successful partnerships. The workshop will take place in the Stern Great Room of Dickinson College from 2 to 6 pm. Hot appetizers, dessert, and beverages will be served. This workshop is hosted primarily by Capital RC&D and the South Mountain Partnership.
March 27, 2020 – This POWR Regional Water Workshop is for watershed organizations, related regional alliances, local and state agency representatives, and interested individuals from throughout south-central Pennsylvania who want to learn about opportunities to advance water resource and watershed protection and how to build the capacity of their volunteers and organizations. Tentative agenda items include time for networking, a deep dive into volunteer management, recruitment, and psychology, understanding insurance and other board requirements and liabilities, outcomes and lessons learned from the Parks for All survey, and leadership development and skill building. This workshop is hosted primarily by POWR and will take place at the Trails and Trees Environmental Education Center in Mechanicsburg from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. A small fee will be charged to cover cost of refreshments and lunch. Registration details will be available in early 2020.
These workshops are funded in part by a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Chesapeake Bay Trust, National Fish and Wildlife Federation, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Chesapeake Bay Program.