Because clean air, fresh water and wild places are vital to every generation.
Founded in 1969, the Conservancy is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) natural lands trust with deep roots and a highly positive reputation within our community.
With thousands of acres being lost every year to development, it is the Conservancy’s purpose to maintain carefully selected portions of the county’s open areas in their natural state.
The Conservancy focuses its energy and financial resources towards preserving these open-space areas for continuing public recreation and educational use as well as providing methods and assistance by which concerned citizens can help protect these precious community conservation tools.
Through the Urban Greening Program, the Conservancy also seeks to steward Lancaster’s urban environment. For Lancaster residents, this means more education and resources in the way of conserving and stewarding rainwater through rain gardens, tree planting, and the development of backyard habitats. For local business owners, it means education as well as effective strategies to mitigate stormwater through Best Management Practices to improve the quality of our waters that flow to the Conestoga River and beyond.