Because of donors like you, kids walk on the hallowed grounds of the Susquehannock Indians, find crayfish in a stream, sit in a dugout canoe, and experience river history through art.

Because of donors like you, curious grown-ups can learn from experts in a small group setting at the Susquehanna Heritage Lecture Series.

Because of donors like you, visitors from near and far can launch an adventure in the Susquehanna Riverlands.

You help us share the river!

Support Susquehanna Heritage by donating during the ExtraOrdinary Give on Friday, November 17th, 2017. This online giving campaign operated by the Lancaster County Community Foundation stretches every dollar donated at with at least $500,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Rodgers & Associates, The S. Dale High Family Foundation, and our community partners to support the causes you care about.

This year your donation to Susquehanna Heritage will go twice as far thanks to generous match funding from the Speedwell Foundation; Fred & Barrie Callahan; Joseph R. Deerin – Deerin Companies; Long Level Marina; Julie McNamara & Bess Mann; Margaret Z. Swartz. Donate at on 11.17.17 and every donation will be matched up to $10,000! Take advantage of this exciting chance to have your generosity matched dollar for dollar. (The ExtraOrdinary Give minimum gift is $25.)



9:30 am to 10:30 am
Feel good while giving. Sway Yoga will provide this one-hour yoga class at Columbia Crossing as an ExtraGive fundraiser for Susquehanna Heritage.






4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Enjoy live music from Rivers, local beer, wine, and food from McCleary’s Pub & Bube’s Brewery at our river recreation soiree at Columbia Crossing. Enjoy a riverfront sunset outside at our s’more bar while you’re here. Giving stations will welcome you to the party. Help us raise crucial funds for river heritage and outdoor recreation.




Educating for the Future

Our Every Kid in the Park field trips welcome over 400 local students to explore the river’s history and environment. Our partnership with the National Park Service has also helped us to add an on-water Canoemobile experience for students.

$25 donation sponsors one student or scout to a field trip in the Susquehanna Riverlands

Building Community

Our community programs allow families to enjoy the riverfront and meet their neighbors. Our staff also works with local partners to expand access and attractions along the river.

$50 donation can fund supplies to engage families in the river region.

Sharing our History

Program at Zimmerman Center

Our Heritage programs include guided tours at the Zimmerman Center and exhibits at Columbia Crossing. These programs and lectures dive deep into a historical topic important to our region.

$100 donation sponsors one heritage lecture

Guiding Visitors & Trail Users

Publishing maps and guides of water and land trails is an important way to share our river’s natural assets. These free maps helps drive economic development in our region by attracting new visitors.

$250 donation can print 2,000 trail maps