ClearWater Conservancy featured in Winter 2020 issue of Saving Land Magazine

Below is an excerpt form the publication. To see the complete story and the the entire issue visit: Rallying a Community For the accredited ClearWater Conservancy in central Pennsylvania, protection of land and water have always been inextricably bound, dictated by the region’s karst topography of soluble rocks and disappearing streams. ​ “Our drinking water supply comes from the land beneath our feet,” says ClearWater Executive Director Deb Nardone. “What happens on the land’s surface has a direct impact on groundwater and on our world-class trout streams. Land conservation is essential to protect waters for our community and for all those who live downstr

ClearWater Conservancy plants one of the region’s first multi-functional stream buffers in Warriors

STATE COLLEGE, Pa, NOVEMBER 20, 2019 – ClearWater Conservancy recently completed a unique stream buffer planting on a farm in Warriors Mark, PA. The new style of stream buffer, known as a multi-functional riparian forest buffer, is one of the region’s first to feature cash crops in addition to the native plants and shrubs planted on a typical stream buffer. Like all stream buffers, the goal of a multi-functional buffer is to filter surface run-off before it enters the stream, stabilize the stream bank, maintain healthy water temperatures and many other benefits. Multi-functional buffers include the added benefit of providing landowners with potential cash crops like apples, chestnuts, elderb

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The mission of ClearWater Conservancy is to conserve and restore our natural resources through land conservation, water resources stewardship, and environmental outreach across central Pennsylvania.


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