Creating and Maintaining a Healthy Watershed: Conewago Creek (video)

Located in the heart of the PA Highlands, about 15 miles south of Harrisburg, the Conewago Creek is a 52 square mile tributary watershed to the Susquehanna River. The Conewago Recreation Trail and lower Conewago Creek are being considered for inclusion in the PA Highlands Trail Network.

The Tri-county Conewago Creek Association was formed in 2002 by residents concerned about the continuing decline of the Conewago and its tributaries, which have been impacted by stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollution. Over the past several years the Association has engaged in stream monitoring and riparian buffer restoration projects.

Watershed restoration and education efforts were more recently expanded with the creation of the Conewago Creek Initiative, which brings additional participation by state and federal partners led by Penn State Cooperative Extension.

The Conewago Creek Initiative produced this outstanding video that highlights local perspectives on the importance of creating and maintaining a healthy watershed for the community and the Susquehanna River Basin.

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