Pequea Creek Tributary Floodplain Restoration

During the summer of 2022, Salisbury Township, LandStudies, and other partners began restoring approximately 1,615 linear feet of floodplain and 2.69 acres of wetland within Gap Park along two severely eroded and unstable tributaries to Pequea Creek. By removing legacy sediment, bringing the steep and eroding streambanks back to a more natural grade, and installing a […]

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$3.5 Million ARPA Investment in Clean Water Projects

Eleven water quality projects in Lancaster County, including the Conewago Creek Floodplain Restoration, were bolstered with nearly $3.5 million from the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. To celebrate this largest-ever investment in the county’s water quality, LandStudies staff were in attendance at the Conewago Recreational Trail in Elizabethtown on July 26, where members […]

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Cocalico Creek Floodplain Restoration

LandStudies staff recently took members of the Cocalico Creek Watershed Association, neighboring landowners, and scientists from The Nature Conservancy on a tour of the Cocalico Creek Floodplain Restoration project in West Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, to highlight the benefits of floodplain restoration and discuss opportunities for similar efforts to improve water quality and restore natural […]

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Bull Run Greenway and Kidsburg Nature Playground

After several years of planning and preparation, the Bull Run Greenway and Kidsburg Nature Playground were officially opened in late June 2022. LandStudies President Kelly Gutshall attended the opening ceremony and said, “This project is a great example of how a stream and floodplain restoration project can be combined with park system improvements to benefit […]

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Water Week Landis Homes Tour

The Landis Homes wetlands and floodplain restoration was a popular tour associated with this year’s Lancaster County Water Week.  Participants included group tours from local senior living communities who enjoyed learning about the wetlands and floodplain restoration project that was designed and constructed by LandStudies. The site has become a vibrant focal point of the […]

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Marietta Iron Furnace Park Dedication

LandStudies own Kelly Gutshall and Eric Lyons, along with local officials and residents including Lancaster County Commissioners Ray D’Agostino, Joshua Parsons, and John Trescot, gathered on June 24, 2022, to celebrate the dedication of the Marietta Iron Furnace Park. This park serves as the eastern gateway to Marietta Borough along the popular Northwest River Trail.  […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Dorothy Merritts

We would like to congratulate our friend and colleague, Dr. Dorothy Merritts, geosciences professor at Franklin & Marshall College, for being the first F&M faculty to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences! This is one of the highest honors a scientists can achieve and was given to just 120 scientists from across the […]

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Legacy sediment’s impact on stream ecology

Raising awareness about the role legacy sediment plays in stream ecology is a primary goal for LandStudies. That is why we recently partnered with colleagues at Franklin and Marshall College, Dr. Bob Walter and Dorothy Merritts, to take Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) staff on a tour on legacy sediment projects in Lancaster County. Our […]

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