The Chesapeake Bay — the largest estuary in the United States — is an incredibly complex ecosystem that includes important habitats and food webs. The Bay and its rivers, wetlands, and forests provide homes, food, and protection for diverse groups of animals and plants. Fish of all types and sizes either live in the Bay and its tributaries year-round or visit its waters as they migrate along the East Coast.
The Chesapeake Bay watershed stretches across more than 64,000 square miles, encompassing parts of six states — Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia — and the entire District of Columbia.
Of York County’s more than 700 miles of streams, over 350 miles have been declared impaired by PA DEP. By keeping the focus on York County streams from a preservation, as well as a restoration standpoint, York County water resource goals will also improve the Chesapeake Bay.
We all live in a watershed!
The purpose of the Watershed Week is to increase public awareness about the importance of local watersheds to community health, sustainable economies, and environmental quality of the Chesapeake Bay. Participants can get to know their watershed and the folks and organizations who are working hard to enhance, restore, and protect them. Watershed Week is fun for the whole family!
Check back in August for a list of Watershed Week events!
For more and/or latest information regarding York's Watershed Week, check our website weekly. If you have any questions, you may contact WAY by telephone at (717) 840-7430 or e-mail at email@example.com.
If the National Weather Service issues a Severe Storm Warning affected outdoor venues may be canceled locally
We are excited to announce that the Watershed Alliance of York (WAY) has merged with the York County Coalition for Clean Waters (YCC4CW)! As part of this merger, WAY will have a new look. But we will continue in our mission of cleaner and healthier water for all of York County.