Public Tour of Lancaster Restoration Projects

Join the Chesapeake Bay Program in celebrating the partnership's 40th anniversary Download

Over the past 40 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program has guided the restoration and conservation of the nation’s largest estuary. The most recent Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement signed in 2014, contains 10 goals and 31 outcomes intended to further restoration of the Bay and its surrounding watershed. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has supported the Chesapeake Bay Program since 1999 in managing its Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund.

Please join the Chesapeake Bay Program and NFWF in celebrating the partnership’s 40th anniversary! The following organizations will be leading tours to show how their restoration projections are helping to improve their local waterways while contributing to the Watershed Agreement outcomes.


  • Mayor Danene Sorace, City of Lancaster (Lancaster Brewing Company)
  • Lee McDonnell, Chief, Science and Accountability Branch, Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office (all stops)
  • State Senator Scott Martin, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Chair, Chesapeake Bay Commission (invited)
  • Acting Secretary Richard Negrin, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (invited)
  • Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (invited)
  • Secretary Russell Redding, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (invited)


Friday, June 9, 2023

10:00 a.m.—1:30 p.m.


  • Denlinger Farm (10:00—11:00 a.m.), 244 Lynwood Road, Ronks, Pa. 17572
  • Bright Side Opportunities Center (11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.), 515 Hershey Avenue, Lancaster, Pa. 17603
  • Lancaster Brewing Company (12:45—1:30 p.m.), 302 N Plum Street, Lancaster, Pa. 17602