The term riparian buffer describes lands along the banks or floodplains of streams where vegetation is influenced and impacted by the presence of water. The Lancaster County Conservancy created riparian buffer signage, a brochure, and educational materials through a William Penn Foundation Grant. These educational resources will be used to teach the public, both children and adults, about riparian buffers in their communities and what we can do to care for our waterways. The Conservancy will continue to partner with the Lancaster Farmland Trust, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Lancaster Conservation District, local townships, and other organizations to promote healthy waterways throughout Lancaster County.
The Lancaster County Conservancy’s Urban Greening and Stewardship programs completed a half acre riparian buffer along the Conestoga Greenway and River in the Southeast of Lancaster City.
Check out this video to learn more about the project