Lebanon County, PA

Old Men and Redbuds

Thanks to the generous help of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the chapter planted additional trees along the east bank of our streambank restoration project on Snitz Creek in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County. As you can see from the photographs, this time we had plastic tubes and wooden stakes to…

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Quittapahilla Water Monitoring Program

Our monitoring program for the Quittapahilla Watershed is off to a slow start, partly because of restrictions related to the COVID 19 pandemic. But, lately, we have picked up the activities and now the program is coming together very nicely. The program will include six monitoring locations, two on the…

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DEP Awards Grant for Snitz Creek

On October 7th, the Department of Environmental Protection awarded $4.9 million in EPA Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Grants to 23 projects that will help communities and the state's environment by restoring impaired watersheds. In Lebanon County, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection awarded the Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited $173,641. This award for the…

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The Quittapahilla Watershed Association

Written by Michael Schroeder The masthead on the website of the Quittapahilla Watershed Association reads as thus ... “Dedicated to cleaner water flowing from the Quittie to the Swatara to the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic & beyond.” The QWA is an all-volunteer grassroots organization based in…

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Lower Snitz Creek Project Complete
A section of the recently-completed restoration project on lower Snitz Creek.

Lower Snitz Creek Project Complete

After many delays due to weather conditions during 2018, construction work on the 1,200 linear foot restoration project on lower Snitz Creek, just above its confluence with Quittapahilla Creek in the city of Lebanon, was finally completed in February, 2019. The project, designed by Rocky Powell of Clear Creeks Consulting…

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Rausch Creek Diversion Wells Pummeled by July Storm Events

The record rainfall in south-central PA during the month of July appears to have abated, at least for the time being, and smaller streams should now be starting to drop back to more seasonal flows. The Rausch Creek diversion well crew which visits the well site for maintenance every Monday…

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Sunoco Pipeline Penalties Could Benefit Lebanon County Streams

On April 17, the PA DEP announced the creation of a new grant program funded by the $12.6 million penalty imposed on Sunoco Logistics related to construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline. Grants will be awarded for projects that reduce or minimize pollution and protect clean water in the…

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