Creek Cleaning. An important activity is trash removal at outings during the summer. Tires are particularly prevalent. This is a joint effort of many environmental organizations in the County and probably results in recruitment of more than a few new young environmentalists. The municipalities recruit additional volunteers and assist with waste disposal.
Groundwater Management. The watershed is fortunate in receiving nearly four feet of precipitation annually. About half this is estimated to enter the ground. The area is interesting in offering many nice springs from which groundwater emerges. Extreme low creek flow is moderated by the contribution of groundwater emitted by the springs. With growth we must develop a management strategy to manage and protect groundwater from excessive withdrawal.
Water Trail Guide. Together with the County Planning Commission and the Cumberland Valley Visitors Center, the Water Trail Guide was updated and republished for free distribution and sharing on-line.