As part of Manada Conservancy’s preservation mission, we are working to create a greenway, or natural corridor, along the Swatara Creek to help assure healthy local waterways and a positive future for the Chesapeake Bay.
Healthy streamside buffers absorb pollutants, create wildlife habitat and greatly reduce flooding. Because of these benefits, we are working in cooperation with landowners, businesses, and municipalities who wish to voluntarily participate in the conservation and restoration of the lands that buffer the Swatara Creek.
Get our Stewardship Packet to see what you can do to help.
In 2013 Manada Conservancy partnered with Pennsylvania American Water to add native shrubs and perennials to Boathouse Park in Derry Township to assist in the absorption of stormwater and increases species biodiversity while adding to the beauty of the park.
In April 2014, by way of a grant from the Water Resources Ed
ucation Network, Manada Conservancy planted a streamside buffer and pollinator garden on a site that had been devastated by Tropical Storm Lee. This former FEMA site is now flourishing with trees and shrubs.
~ Thank you to the supporters of Manada Conservancy’s Swatara Greenway initiative ~