Cumberland County: Clean Your Water

Yellow Breeches Creek | Get involved in your community!

Do you live in the Yellow Breeches Watershed? Learn about your local watershed, your community's water protection efforts, and WHAT YOU CAN DO to protect your local creeks, rivers, and streams...

Learn More and Explore the Yellow Breeches

Yellow Breeches Water Trail
Yellow Breeches Watershed Association

Want to know more about fishing the Yellow Breeches Creek?

Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited
Hatches Magazine Article about the Breeches
Orvis Fly Fishing Reports

Other Water-Friendly Tips

  • Plant trees
    Tree canopy intercepts rain, reducing the amount that gets to sidewalks and driveways. They also absorb water from the soil.
  • Reduce the area of hard or impervious surfaces, like driveways, roofs, and patios on property
    Use pervious materials to build patios and driveways so that rain can sink in.
  • Plant rain gardens and using rain barrels
    Rain gardens and rain barrels collect rain water instead of allowing it to run off.
  • Reduce the Amount of Lawn on Your Property
    Lawn doesn’t absorb rain waters as well as larger plants and trees. From years of use, lawn can become nearly impervious through compaction of soil. Also, grass lawns have a shorter root system that doesn’t take in as much water. Avoid use of fertilizers or pesticides.

Municipalities in the Yellow Breeches Watershed:

Camp Hill, Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, Mt. Holly Springs, New Cumberland, and Shiremanstown Boroughs; Cooke, Dickinson, Hampden, Lower Allen, Monroe, Penn, Southampton, South Middletown, and Upper Allen Townships.

How Healthy is Yellow Breeches Creek?     Get involved in your community!