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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

 Planning a Swatara Outing? Tips:

bullet Updated Map  
bullet Swatara Water Trail map and guide 7MB 10.12.2017.pdf
bullet Public     access points about every 7 miles.
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For comparison, when the Harpers gauge at our launch @ 1929 Blacks Bridge Road, Annville reads the following heights:
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5.5’, the Road to site #1 is almost covered, not             accessible and partly flooded;  

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7’ our ramp is covered to the top gravel border; 

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9’ the swell puts water onto sites 1-4 & site 8; and

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10.56', only sites 26-35 do not flood. 

Depth  USGS Guages  National Weather Service provides forecasts for Harper's and Hershey gauges. Check the gauge nearest your start point.  Beginners should reschedule at 2.2' deep.  Reschedule if experienced, but water is rising between 3.5' & 4', or below .4'.  Kayaks may float a bit lower.  Memorial Lake is an option when the Swatara is too high or too low. 

bulletUse caution at dams:  With groups, avoid low-head dam in Jonestown.  Uneven portage on left bank, which disappears  into tree line in high water.  Hershey dam portage is also on the left.  Long, but flat, mowed route.  Take out at feeder stream on left before warning sign.
bulletU-Tow Canoes Available  http://www.mbcomp.com/swatara/redirect/watertrail/canoe_rent.htm
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Canoe Use agreement: CANOE USE CONTRACT.pdf

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Seasonal Primitive Camping Camp/2017 Campsite Agreement.pdf  Fishing, hiking, picnicking 

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Visit the Bordner Cabin in Swatara State Park:  Bordner Cabin Drive thru Swatara State Park 9AM-3PM the 2nd Fri & Sat monthly & 4th Fri & Sat Mar, Apr, Sep & Oct.

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Most recent Newsletter:  2017 Swatara News .pub.pdf

 
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Publications
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Envisioning an Environmental Legacy for the Swatara EELS, the Book in pdf file

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Mills and Bank Barns Mills and Bank Barns Book.pdf\

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 Minutes/Statement of Importance of the Swatara Creek.pdf

About the Swatara Watershed

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Watershed Description

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Virtual Driving Tour

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Maps of the Watershed

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Swatara State Park (position papers: Bordner Cabin and Old State Road

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Watershed Links (more than 200 links to Recreational opportunities, Schools, local government, and MORE!)

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Tourist Destinations (New Feature)

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Contact Information/Press Room

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Flooding

About SWA

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Our History and Mission

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Officers and Board Members

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Legacy Giving

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Lifetime Members

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Become a SWA Member

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Support SWA

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SWA Newsletters

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Meeting Minutes

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SWA Awards and Publications

SWA Projects

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Canoe Trips and Sojourn

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Projects

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Intern Opportunities

Rivers Conservation Plan

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What is a RCP?

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About Swatara's RCP

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Get your own copy

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Read the RCP on-line

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View watershed maps

Swatara on Great Nonprofits: http://www.greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/swatara-watershed-association

SWATARA WATERSHED ASSOCIATION Lebanon, PA USA

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Swatara--A River of Life

Sponsor Sheet - Swatara Sojourn 2011

It’s that time of year when we start planning for another successful sojourn, and the four best words that we can hear are, “How can I help?”.  For newcomers, a sojourn is an overnight canoe and camping experience where we both educate our citizens on the value of our shared resource we loving call the Swattie and leave the waterway better than we found it.  After all, the Swattie is a source of drinking water for our community.  Without the generosity and support of our business community, the Swatara Watershed Association could not afford to complete the sojourn and litter cleanup.  Your services are truly appreciated!

If you are willing to help sponsor the 2011 Swatara Sojourn on May 7 & 8, 2011, please let us.   “Swatara--A River of Life” is the theme for the 2011 Sojourn.  We will start at Route 645 south of Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, paddle through Swatara State Park, and on the second day end at Swatara Watershed Park in East Hanover Township, Lebanon County.  As a sponsor, your name will be included on all correspondence associated with the Swatara Sojourn—registrations, news releases…, on the SWA web site, displayed on a banner during the sojourn….  No matter the size of your company, we welcome all levels of assistance.  To be included on all print materials, please respond by January 21, 2011.  Suggestions for sponsorship follow:

__  Cash donation.   $________________Amount

__  Help with registration   __ Saturday and/or __ Sunday.

__  Man a safety canoe.                            __ Publicity

Accept __ tires or __ municipal waste no charge.

__  Provide 100 beverages.  _________Type

__  Provide shuttle transportation.              __  Other

__  Provide printing of 2500 registrations at no charge.

__  Provide 125 souvenirs for participants.__________Type

__  Provide access to the Swatara Creek.  ________Location

__  Sponsor a meal.  __ breakfast, __ lunch, or __ dinner. 

Again, thank you for your consideration of support!

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signature of authorization            print your name             

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print the name of your business           

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address (street, city & zip)

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phone                           email                                        web site

We reserve the right to decline services that do not align with our mission.