On Monday Capital Region Water announced a proposal to conserve its 8,000 acre DeHart Watershed Property, the source of drinking water for Harrisburg in Dauphin County, by easement in partnership with the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, The Nature Conservancy-PA, and Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County.
Under the proposal, Capital Region Water will receive approximately $9 million through the Fort Indiantown Gap Army Compatible Use Buffer Program to grant a conservation easement limiting development on the property.
This proposal will be voted on at Capital Region Water's Board of Directors meeting on April 27. Public comments will be accepted until April 8 and can be submitted online, through the mail, email, and in person at public hearings on March 23 and March 29.
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Other Upcoming Events
Volunteers are needed for the 4th Annual Great Harrisburg Litter Cleanup on April 16 organized by Clean and Green Harrisburg and Keep Harrisburg/Dauphin County Beautiful. Click Here for all the details.
Volunteers are also needed for the Consider the source Cleanup in Clarks Valley on May 7 for a litter cleanup and drinking water tour. Click Here for details and to register.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Capital Region Water website. Click Here to receive regular updates from CRW, Follow them on Twitter and Like them on Facebook.(Reprinted from the March 21 Capital Region Water newsletter. Click Here to sign up for your own.)