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Franklin County Watershed Association: A partnership to protect and enhance the quality of Franklin County's natural resources.
The Franklin County Watershed Association (FCWA) is a community partnership and forum which uses a nonadversarial, consensus-based approach to problem solving and conflict resolution among citizens, scientists and agencies with varied perspectives. The mission of the FCWA is to protect and enhance the natural resources and quality of life within county watersheds by fostering research, education, cooperation, and voluntary action on the part of individuals, community groups, businesses, and governmental agencies. The FCWA is taking the initiative to better appreciate the complex watershed relationships in Franklin County, to restore and enhance watershed resources where needed, and to maintain a sustainable watershed resource base for the future. Through education and technical assistance, the FCWA is working with local landowners to ensure a high quality of life for all Franklin County residents.
The Franklin County Watershed Association works to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources and quality of life in the county by:
* monitoring and improving water quality;
* enhancing wildlife habitat;
* promoting forest stewardship;
* promoting conservation practices;
* educating the community about important environmental issues; and
* cooperating with responsible agencies to encourage wise land-use planning in watersheds located in Franklin County.
The Franklin County Watershed Association meets 4th Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am at the Franklin County Conservation District Office located at 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA. Meetings are open to the public. For information about the Franklin County Watershed Association or upcoming meetings, contact George Hurd at 717-263-9226 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.