Watershed Alliance of Adams County
The Watershed Alliance of Adams County is a member based, non-profit organization whose goals are:
- Help residents better understand the complex watershed issues affecting Adams County.
- Encourage sound water management and land use practices that will promote a sustainable watershed resource.
- Support a county-wide water monitoring program and data base to use for evaluating water resources.
- Identify and carry out watershed improvement projects.
- Maintain the viability and sustainability of the Watershed Alliance of Adams County.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
“The Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers, broadly recognized as a national treasure, will be highly productive and in good health as measured by established water quality standards. The result will be clear water, free of impacts from toxic contaminants, and with healthy oxygen levels. Natural filters on both the land and in the water will provide resilience to the entire Chesapeake Bay system and serve as valuable habitat for both terrestrial and aquatic life.” - Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vision
“Potomac Conservancy is the region’s leading clean water advocate, fighting to ensure the Potomac River boasts clean drinking water, healthy lands, and connected communities. We combine the grassroots power of 10,000 members and online activists with local land conservation and policy initiatives to strengthen the Voice of the Nation’s River.
We seek to improve the Potomac River’s water quality by building an impassioned base of river advocates to impart change at the local level. Founded in 1993, we drive the region’s clean water movement by providing the tools that empower local landowners, activists, volunteers, partners, donors and all river champions to lead the charge for clean drinking water, healthy lands and safe access to the river. ” – Potomac Conservancy Mission
Get Outdoors PA
Get Outdoors Pennsylvania Mission:
Get Outdoors PA strives to connect citizens with outdoor recreation activities to increase their appreciation and active use of parks, forests and public spaces while imparting a message of environmental stewardship and healthy living.
- Connect people with the outdoors through Pennsylvania’s public lands;
- Inspire environmental conservation, stewardship and healthy living;
- Encourage physical activity through outdoor recreation;
- Deliver quality outdoor recreation opportunities to the public through best practice models;
- Increase the number of quality outdoor recreation programs in Pennsylvania;
- Develop public-private partnerships encouraging economic growth in a sustainable way
Friends of Tom’s Creek
“Friends of Tom’s Creek is a 501c3, non-profit group, working to protect the headwaters of Tom’s Creek, a rare high quality cold water fishery in southwest Adams County, Pennsylvania. The creek, which joins Middle Creek and is part of the Potomac River watershed, is under threat from mountain-top removal mining on land that lies next to the creek, near Michaux State Forest. Friends of Tom’s Creek seeks to stop the threatened mining operation and is also engaged in on-going monitoring of the creek’s exceptional water quality.” – Friends of Tom’s Creek Website
South Mountain Partnership
“The partners in the South Mountain Partnership have a wide array of expertise, representing state and local governments, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. They are working together to protect the quality of life in the region and its sense of place.
South Mountain is host to globally significant natural, cultural and recreational resources that contribute to the economic well being of the region. The South Mountain Partnership, as a Conservation Landscape Initiative co-led by Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and theAppalachian Trail Conservancy, provides an opportunity to work together to ensure that these resources are sustained for today’s communities and future generations.” – South Mountain Partnership Website
Land Conservancy of Adams County
“The Land Conservancy of Adams County is a member-supported nonprofit land trust with the mission to preserve the rural lands and character of Adams County, Pennsylvania.” – Land Conservancy of Adams County Mission Statement
Adams County Conservation District
“To serve and assist the citizens of Adams County by promoting the maintenance, improvement, and sustainable use of land, water, and other related natural resources at the local level; to offer technical, financial, and educational assistance to landowners in cooperation with local, state, and federal agencies; and to provide sound conservation and natural resources management assistance to Adams County.” – Adams County Conservation District Mission
Camp Eder Christian Camp and Retreat Center
Supported by the Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren, Camp Eder, seeks to offer a place where persons can learn to know Jesus Christ through Bible based ministry in an outdoor environment. Strawberry Hill partners with Camp Eder to provide a multiple day “Outdoor School” elementary program, Mount Hope Maple Madness, and various seasonal programs.
YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County
Strawberry Hill’s partner for Adventure Camp, YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County has long been an active force in the improvement of Adams County. Programs and services work toward furthering the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.