Partners conducting research, advancing science, and working to improve our local watersheds are invited to gather and share their work at a free two-day Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium held at Elizabethtown College on November 19-20, 2021.

Lake Placida on the Elizabethtown College campus. Photo courtesy of Elizabethtown College/Curtis Blough.

Lake Placida on the Elizabethtown College campus. Photo courtesy of Elizabethtown College/Curtis Blough.

  • Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium: Nov. 19 and 20, 2021
  • 2021-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
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  • Partners conducting research, advancing science, and working to improve our local watersheds are invited to gather and share their work at a free two-day Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium held at Elizabethtown College on November 19-20, 2021.

When November 19-20, 2021

Contact Matt Royer

Susquehanna and Swatara Rooms
Elizabethtown College

ABOUT THE WATERSHED FORUM AND SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

Partners conducting research, advancing science, and working to improve our local watersheds are invited to gather and share their work at a free two-day Lancaster-Lebanon Watershed Forum and Science Symposium held at Elizabethtown College on November 19-20, 2021.

This gathering seeks to foster collaboration among watershed scientists and practitioners working and interested in this high priority region for addressing impacts to watersheds. Day one will be a full day focus on science and research. Day two will be a half day focus on actions to enhance and support the watershed work of local watershed practitioners, volunteers, local governments, and community organizations.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

This call for proposals seeks presentations for day one. We invite proposals from researchers, scientists and educators who are contributing to the scientific understanding of issues that can advance watershed restoration and protection. Proposals for 30 minute presentations and posters are sought.

We are interested in any work that helps advance science relevant to watershed restoration and protection. Although not a requirement, we are particularly interested in proposals where the research has occurred in Lancaster or Lebanon Counties. Particular areas of interest are:

  • Social, economic and human behavioral issues related to watershed restoration
  • Linking monitoring data to restoration and protection efforts
  • Innovations and technology to advance conservation practices in agricultural and urban landscapes
  • Riparian restoration, including riparian buffers, streams, wetlands and floodplains
  • Ecosystem services and co-benefits associated with conservation practices for clean water
  • Watershed restoration in a changing climate

Proposals should be submitted online by Monday, October 4, 2021 and include the following:

Proposal Title
Type (presentation, poster, or both)
Lead Presenter
Co-Presenters
Abstract (2000 character limit)

AGENDA

The science symposium will run from approximately 9-4 on Friday, November 19, 2021 and the watershed forum will run from approximately 9-12 on Saturday, November 20, 2021. We will provide a link to the detailed agenda once it is finalized.

REGISTRATION

Register here. There is no cost to attend the event but space is limited and registration is required. Please indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences.

SPONSORS

Brought to you by: Elizabethtown College, Lancaster Clean Water Partners, Lancaster County Conservation District, LandStudies, Inc., Lebanon County Conservation District, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Penn State Agriculture and Environment Center.

We are seeking additional sponsors. If interested, please contact Matt Royer at mroyer@psu.edu.