Restoring the Octoraro: Plain Sect Conservation Action

The EFC worked with a team led by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and including the Octoraro Watershed Association to build on local efforts to improve drinking water supplies in the Octoraro Creek Watershed. This area is located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, crossing the Pennsylvania and Maryland border and is characterized by agricultural land, worked by the Plain Sect community. The project was designed to support the sustained outreach and installation of agricultural best management practices (BMPs) on Plain Sect farms. As a part of this effort, the EFC worked to identify a regional, sustainable financing strategy to support BMP implementation, operations, and maintenance.

Please read the final project deliverables below for full details.


Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Octoraro Watershed Association


National Fish and Wildlife Association


Team Members

Program / Center Affiliation