Our Partners
Chester County Conservation District
The Chester County Conservation District promotes sustainable use of natural resources through educational and technical assistance.

Oxford Regional Planning Commission Stormwater Action Initiative
The six Oxford Region municipalities are committed to working with residents and partner organizatoins to manage stormwater, protect drinking water, and preserve our watersrsheds for agriculture and biodiversity.
The Brandywine Conservancy
The Brandywine Conservancy protects and conserves the land, water, natural, and cultural resources of the Brandywine-Christina watershed.
Octoraro Watershed Association
The Octoraro Watershed Association is a non-profit association dedicated to the conservation of our natural resources.
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional nonprofit organization that builds and fosters partnerships for the restoration of the Bay and its rivers. We believe that cooperation between informed and active citizens is the best foundation for the Bay’s future.  We are proud to sustain a regional reputation as a facilitator of Bay issues and a source of objective, in-depth information on the Bay restoration. The Alliance does not lobby or litigate, but brings together diverse interests in search of cooperative solutions to Bay problems.


The Nature Conservancy

Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy is the world's largest private, international conservation group. Piece by piece, we are gathering what must be saved - forests, waters, prairies and deserts, and the communities that they support - to help preserve them for future generations.  The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a catalyst for bold and creative solutions to Bay problems. Staff members set the agenda, serve as watchdogs, and speak out on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay to business, government, and the public.



The Department of Environmental Protection
The Department of Environmental Protection's mission is to protect Pennsylvania's air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. We will work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.


The Stroud Center
The Stroud Center seeks to advance the knowledge of freshwater ecosystems through interdisciplinary research into all aspects of streams, rivers and their watersheds.  The Center also undertakes applied research projects for public agencies and private corporations in an effort to provide solutions to water resource problems throughout the world.  Finally, the Center offers education programs designed to improve public understanding of stream ecology and to promote the importance of conserving our water resources.


Oxford Area School District

It is hard to imagine that the partially restored wetland between the Elk Ridge and Nottingham Schools was once a jumble of overgrowth.  We are well on our way to transforming the tangle of invasive shrubs into an outdoor classroom where students can learn about our wetlands and the role we all play in maintaining the health of our watershed.  With the professional expertise of ECWA's design consultant, LandStudies, Inc., a firm specializing in wetland design, we've been working with the Oxford Area School District (OASD), teachers and students to design outdoor education opportunities in multiple phase.



Legacy Land and Water Partners
Partner watershed organizations including Octoraro Watershed Association, Fair Hill Nature Center, and Cecil Land Trust--seek to deepen the PA-MD ties across watersheds and embark on joint projects with area school districts to develop a student- and community-volunteer and constituent base that is aware of watershed conservation efforts and that can gain from the STEM, workforce development and civic engagement opportunities that watershed conservation projects offer.
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