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 1700 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!
WAY's 18th Watershed Week Venues offered in 2020 are listed below.
This year, because of COVID-19, many of our venues are virtual and a few are actual activities and events. The public is encouraged to get involved in as many venues as you like. Venue descriptions can be downloaded and printed at your convenience.
For more and/or lastest 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 is a new virus that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person-to-person.
All Pennsylvanians have an important role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives.
The following safety requirements apply to actual venue activities and will be enforced.
If the National Weather Service issues a Severe Storm Warning affected outdoor venues may be canceled locally
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