Swatara Watershed Association

Adventure and giving back to the community go hand -in-hand

The Lebanon Valley is home to many beautiful waterways. The Swatara Watershed Association strives to keep our waterways clean by promoting conservation and education. Our natural resources are valuable and the Swatara Watershed Association aims to protect those resources by regularly monitoring water quality. They support outdoor recreation involving these waterways, like kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. 

Their stewardship is made possile through volunteer work and different public events meant to teach others about conservation and encourage the importance of giving back to the community. The Swatara Sojourn is an annual event that lets kayakers and canoers participate in a 9 mile float and clean up trash and litter along the way. It is a wonderful way for the whole family to have a fun time and give back!

More information about the Swatara Sojourn can be found below.



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The 32nd Swatara Sojourn 

May 1st, 2022


Adventure and giving back to the community go hand -in-hand during this annual event! Join the Swatara Watershed Association for the 32nd Swatara Sojourn – 50 Years of the Clean Water Act. This 9 mile float makes for a day of paddling, education, cleanup, and good company. Enjoy the beauty of the Swatara Creek and leave it better than you found it!

  • Launch from the EZ Dock at Swatara Watershed Park after breakfast and a safety briefing

  • Finish at Boathouse Park, Boathouse Rd., Hershey, PA

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