The Susquehanna River Watershed is the largest watershed in the United States that drains into the Atlantic Ocean, and the largest east of the Mississippi. It contains 27,500 square miles in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. This includes 46% of the state of Pennsylvania, 20,900 square miles; 13% of New York, 6,300 square miles; and less than 1% of Maryland with 300 square miles.
Michael Helfrich was born and raised in the Codorus Creek Watershed in York County, Pennsylvania. He started Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper in 2005 and is also a board member and treasurer of the Watershed Alliance of York, a member of the Leadership York Class of 2005, and a Judge of Elections for the City of York. He has received these other distinguished awards: York County Conservation District Watershed Stewardship Award; and the York County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award.
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