Friday, October 27, 2023

Lebanon County Conservation District Hosts Successful Swatara Creek Water Quality Field Day

Lebanon County Conservation District organized a highly informative and engaging Swatara Creek Water Quality Field Day on October 17. 

The event, which took place at Boathouse Park in Hershey, saw the participation of professionals from various organizations, including Department of Agriculture Secretary Redding, Lebanon County Commissioners and local watershed organizations as well as community members.  

Among the presenters were representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resources Conservation Service, who delivered insightful presentations to an engaged audience. 

The central discussion revolved around the recently installed real-time, 24-hour super gage water quality monitor along the Swatara Creek. 

Attendees were introduced to advanced sampling techniques and monitoring methods enabled to compliment the supergage efforts 

The Swatara Creek Water Quality Field Day provided an opportunity for experts to share their knowledge and findings regarding water quality monitoring. 

The discussions covered significant aspects such as the impact of pollution on water sources, the importance of continuous monitoring, and strategies for enhancing the overall water quality of the Swatara Creek. 

"We are thrilled with the overwhelming response received for the Swatara Creek Water Quality Field Day," said Johanna Willieme, the CAP Coordinator from LCCD. "It's evident that there is a strong community interest in preserving our water resources. This event served as a catalyst to facilitate meaningful conversations among experts and stakeholders, fostering collaboration towards better water management practices." 

The installation of the real-time super gauge water quality monitor marks a significant milestone in safeguarding the Swatara Creek ecosystem as well as Lebanon Counties surrounding watersheds. 

The success of the Swatara Creek Water Quality Field Day demonstrates the shared dedication of organizations and individuals in ensuring the long-term preservation of natural resources and water quality. 

Through collaborative efforts, such as this event, communities can work together to support sustainable practices and protect water sources. 

For further information, please contact:  Johanna Willieme CAP Coordinator  Lebanon County Conservation District 717-277-5275 ext. 150  

Visit the Lebanon County Conservation District website to learn more about programs and assistance available through the District.

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[Posted: October 27, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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