Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Loyalsock Creek Rivers Conservation Plan

The Lycoming County Department of Planning and Community Development Department has secured grant funds through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to complete a Loyalsock Creek Rivers Conservation Plan. This plan will identify significant natural, cultural and recreational features and opportunities within the watershed in Lycoming, Sullivan, Bradford and Wyoming Counties. The plan will provide an opportunity for local municipalities and community stakeholders to offer input and help develop a plan that can be used to maintain, improve, and enhance the Loyalsock Creek watershed. The plan is a voluntary guide to help local governments and various agencies understand the watershed and what the residents and public want to see happen in it. Once the plan is complete, projects in the watershed will be eligible for additional and priority funding through DCNR.

The project will include an extensive public engagement process that includes initial public meetings to gather information, ideas, and concerns from residents and people who use the watershed.  This will be supplemented with a municipal questionnaire, interviews of key watershed stakeholders, and an online survey.  The draft plan will be presented at a second round of public meetings and the final plan will be presented at a third round of meetings held throughout the County.   

Projects partners include: The Alpine Club of Williamsport; Bradford County Conservation District; DCNR – Bureaus of Recreation and Conservation, State Parks, and Forestry; Endless Mountains Heritage Region; Loyalsock Creek Men’s Club; Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association; Lycoming College Clean Water Institute; Lycoming County Commissioners; Lycoming County Conservation District; Lycoming County Planning; Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy; Sullivan County Commissioners; Sullivan County Conservation District; Sullivan County Planning; Susquehanna Trout Unlimited; and Susquehanna University.

For more information, please contact Jenny Picciano, Lycoming County Community & Economic Development planner, at 570-320-2136 or jpicciano@lyco.org or visit: www.facebook.com/LoyalsockCreekRCP.    




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