Children enjoying an environmental education program at Long Level
Eagles have made a remarkable comeback on the Susquehanna River

Help the River and the Bay through Stewardship

Simple changes in how we treat our environment can help the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. Your involvement is critical to protecting these resources for future generations to enjoy.

Follow these basic tenets and leave no trace of your visit:

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Camp and recreate on durable surfaces and existing clearings
  3. Pack It In, Pack It Out – leave the site cleaner than you found it
  4. Properly dispose of what can’t be Packed Out
  5. Leave what you find – respect wildlife, natural and cultural heritage
  6. Minimize use and impact of fires

Additional details are available on the Water Trail Maps and Guides.

Become part of the stewardship solution.

There are many wonderful organizations actively working to restore and conserve natural resources and create sustainable communities in the Susquehanna and Chesapeake watersheds. The following list includes contact information for government agencies and nonprofit organizations that are integral to improving the health of the Rivers and the Bay. Please find a group in your area and get involved!

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

6600 York Road, Suite 100

Baltimore, MD 21212

Contact: Lou Etgen

Phone: (410) 377-6270

E-mail: letgen@acb-online.org

Web Site: www.alliancechesbay.org

Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg

310 Graham St.

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Contact: James McNulty

E-mail: president@ccghpa.com

Web Site: http://www.ccghpa.com/

Capital Area Greenbelt Association

P.O. Box 15405

Harrisburg, PA 17105-5405

Phone: (717) 783-0385

E-mail: caga@caga.org

Web Site: http://www.caga.org

Central Pennsylvania Conservancy

4750 Lindle Rd.

Harrisburg, PA 17111

Contact: Harold Stoneberger

Phone: (717) 233-0221

E-mail: info@centralpaconservancy.org

Web Site: http://www.centralpaconservancy.org/

Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future

610 N. Third St.

Harrisburg, PA 17101

Contact: Jan Jarrett

Phone: (717) 214-920

E-mail: jarrett@pennfuture.org

Web Site: http://www.pennfuture.org

Codorus Creek Watershed Association

PO Box 2881

York, PA 17405


Phone: (717) 843-929

E-mail: jeffreyhines@yahoo.com

Conestoga Valley Association

105 Urban Drive

Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact: Betty Reese

Phone: (717) 394-9236

Donegal Fish & Conservation Association

1383 Arcadia Road, Room 6

Lancaster, PA 17601

Contact: Kurt Enck

Phone: (717) 492-1928

E-mail: fishmagic@comcast.net

Web Site: http://www.donegalfish.com/

Farm and Natural Lands Trust of York County

156 North George Street, Suite 300

York, PA 17401

Phone: (717) 843-4411

E-mail: info@farmtrust.org

Web Site: http://www.farmtrust.org/index.html

Izaak Walton League - York Chapter

7131 Ironstone Hill Road

Dallastown, PA 17313

Contact: Ben Eberly

Phone: (717) 428-2000

E-mail: benleberly@yahoo.com

Web Site: http://www.yorkchapter67iwla.org/

Keystone Trails Association

101 N. Front St., 3rd Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17701

Contact: Curt Ashenfelter

Phone: (717) 238-7017

E-mail: ktahike@verizon.net

Web Site: http://www.kta-hike.org/

Lancaster Canoe Club

960 Louise Ave.

Lancaster, PA 17601-5122

Phone: (717) 872-4413

E-mail: lcc@ctsu.com

Web Site: http://www.lancastercanoeclub.com/index.htm

Lancaster County Conservancy

117 S. West End Avenue, 2nd Floor, PO Box 716

Lancaster, PA 17608-0716

Contact: Carl B. Martin

Phone: (717) 392-7891

E-mail: conserve@lancasterconservancy.org

Web Site: http://lancasterconservancy.org/

Lancaster County Conservation District

1383 Arcadia Road, Room 200

Lancaster, PA 17601

Contact: Ronald K. Beam

Phone: (717) 299- x 5

E-mail: rkb@rettew.com

Web Site: http://www.lancasterconservation.org/

Lancaster Farmland Trust

125 Lancaster Avenue

Lancaster, PA 17579

Contact: Karen Martynick

Phone: (717) 687-8484

E-mail: kmartynick@lancasterfarmlandtrust.org

Web Site: http://www.lancasterfarmlandtrust.org/index-2.html

Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper

324 West Market Street

York, PA 17401

Contact: Michael R. Helfrich

Phone: (717) 779-7915

E-mail: LowSusRiver@hotmail.com

Web Site: http://www.lowersusquehannariverkeeper.com

Muddy Creek Coalition

3200 Crooked Wind Lane

York, PA 17402

Contact: Dave Korner

Web Site: http://www.jaicwc.org/current_web_site/web_pages/watersheds_mc_mcc.html

Penn Future

610 N. Third Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

Contact: Tanya Dierolf

Phone: (717) 214-7926

E-mail: dierolf@pennfuture.org

Web Site: http://www.pennfuture.org/

Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation

PO Box 371

Camp Hill, PA 17011

Contact: Ron Evans

Phone: (717) 258-0310

E-mail: kgiffhorn@aol.com

Web Site: http://www.pedf.org/

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Rachel Carson State Office Building



Harrisburg, PA 17105-8767

Website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/info/dcnrfaq/volunteeringfaq.aspx#Howcan

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Education and Information Center


P. O. Box 2063

Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063

Phone: (717) 772-1828

Email: ra-eplearningcenter@state.pa.us

Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/environmental_education/13903

Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs

2426 North 2nd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Contact: Rocco Ali

Phone: (717) 232-3480

E-mail: info@pfsc.org

Web Site: http://www.pfsc.org/

Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers

610 North Third Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

Contact: Judy Jordan

Phone: (717) 234-7910

E-mail: info@pawatersheds.org

Web Site: http://www.pawatersheds.org/

Pennsylvania State Grange

20 Erford Road, Suite 310

Lemoyne, PA 17043

Contact: Betsy Huber

Phone: (717) 737-8855

Web Site: http://www.pagrange.org/

Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation

2426 N 2nd St.

Harrisburg, PA 17110-1104

Phone: (717) 232-3480

E-mail: info@pawildlife.org

Web Site: http://www.pawildlife.org/

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership

201 Furnace Road

Lewisburg, PA 17837

Phone: (570) 522-7211

E-mail: greenway@susquehannagreenway.org

Web Site: www.susquehannagreenway.org

Susquehanna River Basin Commission

1721 N. Front St.

Harrisburg, PA 17102

Contact: Susan Obleski

Phone: (717) 238-0423

E-mail: sobleski@srbc.net

Web Site: http://www.srbc.net/

Swatara Creek Watershed Association

2501 Cumberland Street, Suite 4

Lebanon, PA 17042

Contact: Jo Ellen Litz

Phone: (717) 274-1175

E-mail: Litz@mbcomp.com

Web Site: http://www.mbcomp.com/swatara/

The Conservation Fund

Pennsylvania Office

105 N. Front Street, Suite 400

Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone: (717) 230-8166

Email: postmaster@conservationfund.org

Website: http://www.conservationfund.org/support_us

Trout Unlimited - Codorus Chapter

P.O. Box 194

Spring Grove, PA 17362

Contact: Tom Feninez

Phone: (717) 755-5074

E-mail: tom@codorustu.org

Web Site: http://www.codorustu.org/

Trout Unlimited - Donegal Chapter

158 Canterbury Turn

Lancaster, PA 17601

Contact: Ted Downs

Phone: (717) 393-6645

E-mail: tdowns30@comcast.net

Web Site: http://www.donegaltu.org/

Watershed Alliance of York (WAY)

118 Pleasant Acres Road

York, PA 17402

Contact: Gary R. Peacock

Phone: (717) 840-7430

E-mail: gpeacock@yorkccd.org

Wild and Scenic Rivers Task Force

3001 Gettysburg Rd.

Camp Hill, PA 17011

Phone: (717) 763-0930

Yellow Breeches Anglers & Conservation Association

304 Redwood St.

Harrisburg, PA 17109

Contact: Chris Kuba

Phone: (717) 652-2451

Web Site: http://ybac.homestead.com/

Yellow Breeches Creek Alliance

1186 Creek Road

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Contact: Wendy Plowman

Phone: (717) 243-9024

Yellow Breeches Watershed Alliance

120 Limekiln Rd.

New Cumberland, PA 17070

Contact: John Eby

Phone: (717) 975-7575

E-mail: john_eby@lower-allen.pa.us

Web Site: http://www.cumberlandcd.com/~amcclain/ybwa/

York County Action Group to Save the Bay

934B Colonial Ave

York, PA 17403

Phone: (717) 845-8623

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