By Christopher Gailey
Project Green Lancaster takes a look at the local green and sustainable issues in Lancaster County. What we have not talked much about is how Lancaster County affects its neighboring counties and state water supplies. Lancaster County is a part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This watershed stretches from Southern Virginia through Central and Northern Pennsylvania and peaking in upstate New York. The emissions of water pollution from Lancaster County and all the other watershed regions affect the Bay. What the Lancaster green infrastructure and their water recourse plan, aim at doing is keep it local. The theory of the plan is “all things run down hill.” With this theory in mind, if we clean up Lancaster’s water supply it will improve the Susquehanna River which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. So, Clean our creek, Clean our River, Clean our Chesapeake Bay.