CCWA Activities

The Watershed Association Cleans the Creek

One of our important programs is cleaning the Creek. Various man-made objects have found their way into the creek: Monthly, in summer months, we sponsor half-day clean-ups to find and remove such objects. We give community volunteers a chance to do something for the Creek and the environment and have a fun wading time.

We typically meet on the third Saturday, at a spot convenient for parking on or near the Creek and clean about a mile. We've cleaned much of the lower reaches of the Creek - East Pennsboro Township, Camp Hill Borough, and Hampden and Silver Spring Townships. Often the municipalities lend their support in publicizing our activities and helping with trash disposal.

To find out more and sign up, contact leader Paul Garrett, 717 514-3546, or

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CCWA Programs
Water Quality Monitoring Quarterly sampling of Conodoguinet Creek and tributaries.
River Conservation Study
Mapping of watershed characteristics in the middle section of the watershed.
Good Hope Dam Removal

Collaborative work with PA Fish and Boat Commission and others to enhance stability and aesthetics of the creek.

Burd Run Restoration

Collaborative work with Shippensburg University, Cumberland County Conservation District, and others to restore the stream, riparian forest, and riparian wetlands along this stream in Shippensburg Township.

School Grant Program

Small grants offered to school districts in the watershed to enhance environmental education with a watershed theme.