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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 Water Companies


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Partners & Benefactors

Bordner Cabin Business Partners:




 Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority—waste disposal


Hershey Nursery and Meadowood Nursery


 Lowes—nails and other small supplies


 United Rentals—1 day generator use

Bordner Cabin Benefactors:

Chuck & Charlotte Allwein, American Water Company, Paul & Janet Bird, Terry Baylor, Dick & June Blouch, Barb Charles, George Clark, Betty Conner, Stan Kastrava, Helen Kriston, Ann Lasky, Lebanon County Conservation District, Tracy Longenecker, Jennifer Minich, Northern Lebanon Rotary Club, Northern Swatara Creek Watershed Association, Jim Packer, Frank Smoker, Swatara Township, Ray Swingholm, Pam & Vince Tricamo, Union Township, John Witmer.

Government & Community Partners:

Governor Rendell, Schuylkill County Commissioners, Lebanon County Commissions, Jonestown Borough, Bethel, Pine Grove, Swatara, and Union Townships, Senator Brightbill, DCNR Secretary DiBeradinis, DCNR Chief Roger Fickes, State Park Manager Bill Friese, Lebanon County Conservation District, Lebanon County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, Lebanon Historical Society, Northern Lebanon Rotary Club, Northern Swatara Creek Watershed Association, Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association.

Available Projects:

bulletAdopt-A-Cabin to monitor and spruce up for a month (sweep, pick up litter, pull weeds, deter vandals and graffiti with your presence, and answer questions posed by visitors):
bulletJanuary, Dick and June Blouch (1st week also Dave Ravegum)
bulletFebruary, Don and Stephanie Mock (1st week also Dave Ravegum)
bulletMarch, Bob Arnold, Dave & Ann Lasky
bulletApril, Becky L. Soliday & Pete Silldorff
May, James Smith
bulletJune, Lisa Carter, Mike Willeman, Joan and Tom Hawk
bulletJuly, Ed and Elaine Ludwig, Mike Willeman
bulletAugust, Marta Trainer & husband Mike
bulletSeptember, LC Conservation District.
bulletOctober, Becky L. Soliday
bulletNovember, Bill and Genie Potters
bulletDecember, Fred Rogers
bulletBioSun composting toilet (big ticket item)
bulletBridge over stream - Northern Lebanon Rotary
bulletInterpretive signage - Team Leader Jo Ellen
bulletLandscaping with native plants - Team Leader Art Schiavo--Hershey Nursery and Meadowood Nurseries.
bulletRemove graffiti - Team Leader Gretta Rank
bulletMend leak in falls - Team Leader Eagle Scout candidate Alex Bailor and consultants Stephanie Butler & Bret Lentz
bulletDoors on closets under steps to store supplies- Chuck Allwein.
bullet2010 DCNR & Labor & Industry approval needed Mike Willeman, then to obtain an occupancy permit:
bulletElectricity to Cabin (optional)- Met Ed
bulletSecurity System and sensored lighting (optional)
bulletHandicap accessible path
bulletWindow guards to 48"
bulletPlexiglass in front of loft banister
bulletPorch tongue and groove flooring
bulletReworked porch banister to 48"
bulletUnder porch, piers and a continuous pour reinforced retaining wall
bullet48" fencing extending 25' from cabin in both directions
bulletChimney sweep to drop a camera down the flu to inspect for gaps in mortar and stones, and place a new flu if needed
bulletLarge picnic table and benches in living room--SWA.
bulletReplace mantle-John Slotterback
bulletRemove and replace shingles on north side - Team Leader Pa Conservation Corps per Frank Brennan, Steve Fegley and Tom Killiam
bulletLevel stone step and walkway
bulletTongue and groove floor holes from heating system.  SWA.
bulletWater Wheel
bulletReplace west porch railing with "Armar"
bulletReplace stair case spindles
bulletBalcony banisters - Doug Ramsey.
bulletScavenger hunt for original or similar items for self-guided interpretive tour- Everyone!  Spinning wheel, lard can, braided rug(s), fireplace accessories, sleigh, Penn State blanket, oxen pictures
bulletSign-in Stand - to hold Water Trail maps and Swatara Watershed member information.  SCWA completed.
bulletDead tree removal. Tom Killiam