Posted: May 4, 2018

The AEC is partnering with Mount Joy Borough to offer stream stewardship workshops June 13 at the Milanof-Schock Library and June 20 at Little Chiques Park in Mount Joy.

Penn State Photo

Penn State Photo

The two-part workshop begins June 13th at 6:30 PM, at the Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy. Landowners with streamside property and other interested adults will hear a presentation by the AEC on streams, wildlife habitat, and pollution issues, along with simple actions we can all take to improve our local water quality.

On June 20th at 6:30 PM the workshop moves outside to Little Chiques Park where participants can get their feet wet while exploring the aquatic environment. This event is family friendly and attendees are encouraged to bring kids and grandkids for this evening of discovery.

The workshop will feature an easy to use, science-in-your-yard tool called First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH). This tool, originally developed by the AEC and its Conewago Creek Initiative partners, allows citizen scientists to record observations of their streams to help judge its health and to show signs of improvement once a restoration project has been completed. It is available in paper copy or as a smartphone app. To learn more visit

Register for this event on the Milanof-Schock Library website