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It's all about Clean Water.  Post your pictures of our events, water conservation, floods, pollution.  Share your memories about the Swatara....  Our projects and areas of interest include the Bordner Cabin, Eagle Scout Projects, PA Conservation Corps, Swatara State Park, Swatara River, Swatara Sojourn, Swatara Water Trail, Tenaska, Swatara Watershed Park, and Water Companies

 

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SWATARA WATERSHED ASSOCIATION

Lebanon, PA USA

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U-Tow Canoes Available, Seasonal Primitive Camping May-October

Welcome! Click on the links below to learn more about our watershed and our organization. 

Swatara Water Trail -- Planning a Swatara Outing?  See tips & info at for Canoe & Camp guidance.
bulletMembership  Give the gift of water Lifetime Members
bulletBordner Cabin  Bordner Cabin  Drive thru Swatara State Park 9AM-3PM the 2nd Fri & Sat monthly & 4th Fri & Sat Mar, Apr, Sep & Oct.
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Swatara Sojourn 2017:  Let the River Lead You
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Sponsor Forms 
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Individual canoe/Steward Sponsor Form Upper Swatara.pdf

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Business canoe/Sponsor Opportunity Upper Swatara.pdf

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Paddle Registration Form canoe/2017 Sojourn Registration.pdf

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Updated Map  swatara_watertrail final 2016.pdf

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Map canoe/2016 Map w Pics.pdf

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Depth  USGS Guages

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More information  Swatara Sojourn May 6-7, 2017

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Swatara Store  www.mlspe.com/swatarawatershed

bulletSwatara Watershed Park: 1929 Black's Bridge Road, Annville PA
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U-Tow Canoes Available http://www.mbcomp.com/swatara/redirect/watertrail/canoe_rent.htm

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Seasonal Primitive Camping Camp/2017 Campsite Agreement.pdf

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Fishing, hiking, picnicking

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Most recent Newsletter:  2017 Swatara News .pub.pdf

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Pipelines, Natural Gas & Marcellus Shale
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A Conversation on Marcellus  2011

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Tenaska  Marcellus and Pipelines - Playlist

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Publications
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Envisioning an Environmental Legacy for the Swatara EELS, the Book in pdf file

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Mills and Bank Barns Mills and Bank Barns Book.pdf 

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 1st annual Swatara Food & Brew Weekend, a Culinary Event. July 14-16. 2017 a success.  Here's a recap:  Swatara Food & Brew Weekend July 14-16, 2017 - Duration- 5 minutes, 58 seconds

Providing Swatara SpecialBabe's Grill House, Palmyra; Batdorf Restaurant, Annville; Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel; Heisey's Diner, Ebenezer, north of Lebanon; Hometown Family Restaurant, Palmyra; Irv's Pub, Hershey; Mt. Gretna Brewery, Campbelltown; & Quentin Tavern. Each restaurant created “specialty dishes and drinks” made from fish (Historically, trout, bass & salmon, even catfish are/were found in the Swatara Creek), snapper turtles, duck, frog legs, and of course with our clean water from the Swatara Creek delivered by local water companies to our homes and businesses. 

Please consider a donation to support Clean Water projects and the Swatara Water Trail, Park, Bordner Cabin…. Donations are welcome via PayPal from the top of this web page Thanks for your support!

About the Swatara Watershed

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Watershed Description

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Virtual Driving Tour

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Maps of the Watershed

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Swatara State Park (position papers: Bordner Cabin and Old State Road

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Watershed Links (more than 200 links to Recreational opportunities, Schools, local government, and MORE!)

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Tourist Destinations (New Feature)

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Contact Information/Press Room

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Flooding

 

About SWA

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Our History and Mission

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Officers and Board Members

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Legacy Giving

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Lifetime Members

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Become a SWA Member

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Support SWA

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SWA Newsletters

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Meeting Minutes

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SWA Awards and Publications

Other Success Stories in the Watershed and Our Success Partners

Rivers Conservation Plan

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What is a RCP?

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About Swatara's RCP

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Get your own copy

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Read the RCP on-line

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View watershed maps

SWA Projects

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Canoe Trips and Sojourn

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Projects

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Intern Opportunities

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In the center of the Swatara Watershed is Lebanon, a safe rural community located immediately east of Hershey, north of Lancaster, west of Reading, and south of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.  The Swatara Watershed is host to small towns like Mount Gretna; historical landmarks like the Cornwall Iron Furnace and Union Canal Tunnel; State Game Lands for hunting and fishing; the Swatara for canoeing; campgrounds; community parks; golf courses; bed and breakfast inns; thousands of farms, some Amish; Hershey Park, Hershey chocolate factory, Hershey gardens, zoo, the Giant theater; and a National Cemetery at Fort Indiantown Gap.Web hosting is provided by Lebanon Mobile Fone.

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