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Most events are free and all are open to the public.


2020 Season

Tri-County Watershed Association Meeting

Date: December 3, 2019
Location: Shippensburg University Ceddia Union Building (CUB)

This free meeting is for local watershed associations, groups, and individuals in the general South Mountain region of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties. It will focus on connecting watershed organizations to landowners and will provide an opportunity for attendees to give a quick project overview. Light refreshments will be served. This workshop is hosted primarily by the County Conservation Districts of Adams, Cumberland, and Franklin counties. Begins at 6:00 pm.

Municipalities & Watershed Groups Working Together for Greater Impact

Date: January 9, 2020
Location: Dickinson College Stern Great Room

This free workshop for local municipalities and watershed organizations that want to better coordinate their efforts so that they can accomplish more together. Tentative agenda items include time for networking, the Return on Environment Report for Cumberland County, volunteer recruitment, county Watershed Implementation Plans(WIPs), Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) plan implementation, and case studies of successful partnerships. Light refreshments will be served. This workshop is hosted primarily by Capital RC&D and the South Mountain Partnership. Begins at 2:00 pm.

POWR Regional Water Workshop - POSTPONED

Date: March 27, 2020
Location: Trails and Trees Environmental Education Center in Mechanicsburg

Due to coronavirus concerns this workshop has been postponed. We will post new details as they become available. This 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 here.

Penn's Woods: An Earth Day Celebration

Date: April 20, 2020
Location: Penn State Mont Alto

Join the South Mountain Partnership and other organization for a pot luck dinner, screening of the film, "Penn's Woods: Cradle of Conservation", and panel discussion of "What does Earth Day mean to me?" at Penn State Mont Alto from 5:30-9 pm. To register for this free event, go to

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