Elizabethtown College will serve as host for the Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium on November 19-20, 2021. 

Researchers, scientists, and educators who are contributing to the scientific understanding of issues that can advance watershed restoration and protection are invited to submit proposals for the first day of the event. Proposals should be submitted online by Oct. 4.

The forum is intended to foster conversation and collaboration among a diverse group of stakeholders and participants in protecting watersheds and water quality. Local partners who are conducting research, advancing science, and working to improve the area’s watersheds are invited to gather and share their work across the two-day event. 

“Lancaster County has a growing reputation for innovative efforts to protect and improve our water resources to benefit local communities and our vital national treasure, the Chesapeake Bay,” said Associate Professor of Biology David Bowne. “We are honored to host this event with our dedicated and diverse partners with the aim to foster collaborations and bring solutions to water quality problems.”

Scheduled to be held in Myer Hall’s Susquehanna Room, Friday’s session will focus on science and research in advancing watershed restoration and protection, while Saturday’s session will focus more on the experiences of local watershed practitioners, volunteers, local governments, and community organizations. 

Etown is collaborating with Lancaster Clean Water Partners, Lancaster County Conservation District, LandStudies, Inc., Lebanon County Conversation District, National Fish, and Wildlife Foundation, and Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center to present the forum.