The initiative is a statewide program offered by Penn State Extension that promotes a partnership approach to holistically address non-point source pollution stemming from activities across residential-, agricultural-, forested-, commercial-, and municipal landscapes.
Goals: To Provide tools that will help communities:
- Reduce pollutant loads
- Improve local water quality
- Remove stream impairments
- Enhance communication among statewide partners.
The program will extend lessons learned from pilots such as the Conewago Creek Collaborative Conservation Initiative (CCCCI), a 3-year pilot project in Lancaster-, Lebanon-, and Dauphin Counties, and other successful statewide programs to make them readily accessible to watershed efforts statewide.