You are also welcome to join SWA on interactive sites:
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It's all about Clean Water. Post your pictures of our events, water conservation, floods, pollution.
Share your memories about the Swatara.... Our projects and areas of
interest include the
Bordner Cabin, Eagle Scout Projects, PA Conservation Corps,
Swatara State Park, Swatara River, Swatara Sojourn, Swatara
Water Trail, Tenaska, Swatara Watershed Park, and
Swatara on Great Nonprofits:
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Welcome! Click on the
links below to learn more about our watershed and our organization.
a Long Drink of Water
New this year:
Can't make it? Be a steward. Sponsor a paddler.
People benefit from the Swatara Watershed Association and
their activities, and may not even know or think about it.
Anyone who is connected to the Lebanon Water Authority,
American Water Company or United Water Company;
anyone who fishes, ...swims,
or floats the Swatara Creek; anyone who drinks
Swiss Premium Dairy products; and others benefit from
Swatara Watershed activities. In other words, anyone who lives
in the Swatara Watershed in Lebanon County or
approximately 110,000 people, are beneficiaries of our
efforts. If you look at the entire reach of the Swatara
Watershed adding Schuylkill, Berks, and Dauphin Counties,
that number increases to approximately 300,000 people who
benefit from SWAs efforts.
Water Trail.pdf (map)
27th Annual Swatara Float &
May 2-3, 2015
Swatara Store with gear sporting the
LIFE JACKETS MUST BE WORN! Also carry a whistle and
Per PA Fish & Boat Commission, canoes
& kayaks must be licensed.
Sponsor Opportunity canoe/Sponsor
Request Upper Swatara.pdf SWA is a 501C3 organization.
Therefore, your donations may be tax deductile.
Thinking about a float
today? Check Water Depth
Grove, Inwood, Harper's Tavern, Hershey) provide additional data on the
. Guidelines: If Harper’s
gauge is above 2.25’, water is too high to launch; if
.3’, water is too low to launch.
Swatara Water Trail Extension Map
On-water activities are inherently dangerous. Please take
note of dams like Jonestown and Hershey, which are identified on
the map. Also, river conditions vary depending upon
weather, and conditions can change rapidly based on weather
events. You are responsible for your own safety, and must
follow PA boating regulations.
Devil Ducks are still on the loose. If you find one of these ducks on
the Sojourn, bring it to the end, and tell us where you found
nine months, in January 2013, Mike Schroeder found 7.
We're down to 4 Red Devil Ducks that are still on the loose.
Give the gift of water with a Swatara
Watershed membership, which also gets you an EELS book for
SWA held "A
Conversation on Marcellus"
on May 26, 2011 from 6:30-8:30PM at Northern Lebanon High School. See the
PowerPoint presentations and listen to speakers from Bradford and Chester
Counties tell about their experience with the industry. Local Attorney Tom
Harlan also shares his experience with leases and rights-of-way.
Envisioning an Environmental Legacy
for the Swatara:
EELS, the Book in pdf file
An oral history project.
EELS Book signing
Pictures: Lebanon Daily News
Sunday, December 5, 2004, 2-5PM, Twin Grove
Mills and Bank Barns:
Mills and Bank Barns Book.pdf
60-mile Swatara Water Trail:
Water Trail.pdf (map)
In the center of the Swatara
Watershed is Lebanon, a safe rural community located immediately east of
Hershey, north of Lancaster, west of Reading, and south of Pine Grove,
Pennsylvania. The Swatara Watershed is host to small towns like Mount Gretna;
historical landmarks like the Cornwall Iron Furnace and Union Canal Tunnel;
State Game Lands for hunting and fishing; the Swatara for canoeing;
campgrounds; community parks; golf courses; bed and breakfast inns; thousands of
farms, some Amish; Hershey Park, Hershey chocolate factory, Hershey gardens,
zoo, the Giant theater; and a National Cemetery at Fort Indiantown Gap.Web hosting is provided by
Lebanon Mobile Fone.
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