Otter Creek Nature Preserve Volunteer Work Days

The Lancaster County Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help with a massive cleanup effort along a 3-mile stretch of floodplain on our Otter Creek Nature Preserve in York County. Please join us to pick-up and consolidate trash and debris as a result of extensive and repeat flooding events. Help us to keep this scenic preserve safe and beautiful.

Otter Creek Nature Preserve – York County – Volunteer Work Days
Thursday Nov. 15th 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm public work day (cancelled due to inclement weather)

Saturday, Nov.17th 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm public work day (cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by inclement weather)

Saturday Nov. 24th 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm public work day

Thursday Dec. 13th 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm public work day

Saturday Dec. 15th 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm public work day

We will meet at the Boat Launch at:

Otter Creek Boat Launch Parking Area

1101 Furnace Road

Airville, PA 17302

*There will be signs guiding you to the parking area*

Due to trail and preserve conditions along the creek we are seeking volunteers age 18 and older. Volunteers will focus on cleaning up trash and debris such as plastics and metal objects along the floodplain. Please bring your own gloves, a water bottle, a packed lunch if you are staying through the day; and hand pruners or loppers in the event trash is trapped behind debris. Dress for weather conditions and use precaution as trails may be slippery or strewn with hidden debris this time of year.

Extra gloves, trash bags, and limited supplies will be available for use. Water and refreshments will be provided. Join us for as little or as long as you like. Sign up at: (Eventbrite: or via Facebook at:

Questions can be directed to Conservancy Staff: Lydia Martin at 717.475.3964 via text only, Beth Hacker at 717.392.7891 or Steve Mohr, Jr. at 717.538.2111.

Share details for our upcoming volunteer work days at Otter Creek with your network. Thank you in advance for your volunteer service and joining our partners including the Mason Dixon Trail Association, York Hiking Club, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeepers, Pennsylvania Game Commission and many others to help cleanup Otter Creek Nature Preserve and this beautiful natural area!

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