Winter Tree Identification Workshop

Saturday, December 2 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Locations: Climbers Run Nature Preserve

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location: Climbers Run Nature Preserve
Address: 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea PA 17565
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $10 Donation

No leaves, no twigs, no problem! Join us at Climbers Run Nature Preserve to learn to identify trees of all ages and sizes in the winter. Please dress warmly and wear winter footwear.

Sign up here and note “Winter Tree” under Special Instructions.


Extraordinary Give

Friday, November 17 2017 12:00 AM

Extraordinary Give is November 17th! Once again, we put the ‘fun’ in fundraising by racing to raise crucial funds to save woods & water in Lancaster County over a 24-hour period! 

Support the Lancaster County Conservancy during the Extraordinary Give here.


Climbers Run Public Meeting

Thursday, November 9 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

 

Please join us to participate in our continued planning for Climbers Run future. This meeting is open to the public and will, once again, be held at Climbers Run. Meeting will run from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Your thoughts and idea are welcomed and will help establish priorities for enhancements and conservation efforts.

If you have any questions, please contact Lydia Martin at 717.392.7891 x215 or lmartin@lancasterconservancy.org.

Climbers Run is located at 226 Frogtown Road, Lancaster, PA 17565.


Trick or Trees

Tuesday, October 31 2017 12:00 AM

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Location: Climbers Run Nature Preserve
Address: 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea PA 17565
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Cost: $10 Donation 

Celebrate Halloween with the Lancaster County Conservancy and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay! Learn about the amazing, important bats that call our forests home and hear the true ghost story of the American Chestnut. This event is family friendly and will include snacks and hot cider by the campfire. Feel free to come in costume!

Sign up here and note “Trick or Trees” under Special Instructions. 


Nature Art at Climbers Run

Saturday, October 21 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Locations: Climbers Run Nature Preserve

Nature Art Fun~!

Come out to Climbers Run to learn how to build a simple stick loom or a loom on a live tree branch.  After we create our looms, we will take a hike on a trail to find natural materials to weave into our looms. Get ready to create something beautiful from nature!

School aged children (grades 1-6) accompanied by an adult to enjoy and assist are welcome!! Please bring 4, evenly sized, sturdy branches ( 12” or less), or a “Y” shaped branch to weave with.  If you have a favorite yarn, you can bring that along as well.

Other weaving materials will be provided.

This will be held in the Climbers Run Barn rain or shine! Dress for the weather and for playing outdoors.

Registration is required. A $15 donation per family is requested. Please register at this link and specify in the ‘special instructions’ area that this payment is for the Nature Art Fun Event at Climber Run.

Nature Art Fun at Climbers Run Registration

 


Dine on Harvest Moon Fall Event

Friday, October 6 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tickets are almost gone…get yours today!

Dine On Harvest Moon Invitation

Click here to sign up electronically

 

 


Tending the Susquehanna Riverlands: Regenerative Agroforestry for Farmers and Landowners

Friday, September 22 2017 7:00 PM to Saturday, September 23 2017 4:00 PM

Join us for two back-to-back events this September on Regenerative Agroforestry in the Susquehanna Riverlands. Dave Jacke, the founder of Dynamic Ecological Design and primary author of the award winning, two-volume book, Edible Forest Gardens, will give an evening lecture at Columbia Crossing on Friday, September 22nd on how principles of agroforestry can be incorporated into sustainable farming and land management practices to benefit your land and the environment.  Meet back at Columbia Crossing the next day, September 23rd, as Mr. Jacke leads a full-day workshop, visiting two Conservancy nature preserves, to see how principles of agroforestry are already being deployed in the Susquehanna Riverlands.     

Evening Lecture 

Register Today: https://conservancy_agroforestry_lecture.eventbrite.com 

Friday September 22, 2017 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come to Columbia Crossing River Trails Center for an evening lecture by Dave Jacke on the ecological history, theory, and practical design examples that demonstrate the potential of regenerative agroforestry systems for farmers and landowners in the Susquehanna Riverlands.  

$10 Donation (limited to 75 people).

Full-day Agroforestry Workshop on two Conservancy Nature Preserves

Register Todayhttps://conservancy_agroforestry_workshop.eventbrite.com

Saturday, September 23rd 2017 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  

Join Dave Jacke and Brandon Tennis (the Conservancy’s Director of Stewardship) for an engaging one-day workshop exploring the possibilities on two Conservancy nature preserves within the Susquehanna Riverlands. Event begins at Columbia Crossing. We will return to Columbia Crossing for lunch and at the end of the event.

$50 Fee (limited to 25 people). Transportation to and from Columbia Crossing to Nature Preserves and lunch provided.

Overview

Healthy ecosystems maintain, fertilize, and renew themselves, naturally.  Land management techniques that mimic such healthy ecosystems can produce food, fiber, medicine, and other products while simultaneously regenerating the landscape.  Native Americans learned how to “tend the wild” in this way, to the point that Europeans did not even recognize much of the North American landscape as agricultural.  Given what we now know about ecology, agriculture, forestry, and design, opportunities have arisen for us to create new kinds of productive ecosystems.  How might these ideas apply to the 5,000 preserved acres held by the Lancaster County Conservancy, and elsewhere in the Susquehanna Riverlands? 

Bio

Dave Jacke is the founder of Dynamic Ecological Design and primary author of the award winning two-volume book Edible Forest Gardens. An engaging, passionate, and meticulous designer and educator, Dave has consulted on, designed, and planted landscapes at homes, farms, and communities all across the country, but mainly in the Northeast US.

Advance registration required:

Please register using the eventbrite.com links above or by  contacting Christian Przybylek at (717) 392-7891 x 206  or CPrzybylek@LancasterConservancy.org     

 

                      

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BioBlitz 2017!

Saturday, September 16 2017 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

BioBlitz Flyer 2017

Explore the Conservancy’s new 44 acre Bunting Tract generously funded by: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR), Jim and Penny Bunting, The Steinman Foundation, Lancaster County Community Foundation and the Willis & Elsie Shenk Foundation.

Register at our Eventbrite page by September 15th to participate.

 


Climbers Run Public Meeting

Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

The Lancaster County Conservancy is embarking on a Conservation and Management Plan for Climbers Run Nature Preserve and the Susquehanna Riverlands Research & Education Center. Join us to plan for the future of Climbers Run on Wednesday, September 13 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Climbers Run. Directions can be found on our website. 

Climbers Run is located at 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea, PA 17565. This meeting is open to the public.

If you have questions, please contact Lydia Martin at 717.392.7891 x215 or lmartin@lancasterconservancy.org.


Climbers Run Volunteer Work Day

Saturday, September 9 2017 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Join us on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 as we prepare Climbers Run for our upcoming Steinman Run/Bunting BioBlitz on Saturday, September 16th.

Please RSVP to Lydia Martin, Director of Education, at 717.392.7891 x215 or lmartin@lancasterconservancy.org no later than Friday, September 8th. See the flyer for more details.


Wilton Meadows Volunteer Workday

Thursday, August 31 2017 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM

Volunteer workday this Thursday, August 31st from 3-7pm at Wilton Meadows (Meeting in Wrightsville’s Riverfront Park). RSVP required for participation.

Contact Christian at 717.392.7891 x206 to RSVP.

 


Pinnacle Overlook Volunteer Work Day

Thursday, August 17 2017 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Volunteer Work Day at Pinnacle Overlook is scheduled for Thursday, August 17 from 3-7pm. Workers can expect to focus on trail brushing for the duration of the event. You must RSVP by Wednesday, August 16 to attend this work day.

Please RSVP to Christian Przybylek, Stewardship Specialist to volunteer.

717.392.7891 x206 or cprzybylek@lancasterconservancy.org

Thank you for your support!

 


Wilton Meadows Volunteer Work Day

Thursday, August 3 2017 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Volunteer Work Day at Wilton Meadows is scheduled for Thursday, August 3 from 3-7pm. Workers can expect to focus on trail installation and brushing for the duration of the event. You must RSVP by Wednesday, August 2 to attend this work day.

Please RSVP to Christian Przybylek, Stewardship Specialist to volunteer.

717.392.7891 x206 or cprzybylek@lancasterconservancy.org

Thank you for your support!


Welsh Mountain Volunteer Work Day

Thursday, July 20 2017 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Volunteer Work Day at Welsh Mountain is scheduled for Thursday, July 20 from 3-7pm. Workers can expect to focus on trail brushing for the duration of the event. You must RSVP by Wednesday, July 19 to attend this work day.

Please RSVP to Christian Przybylek, Stewardship Specialist to volunteer.

717.392.7891 x206 or cprzybylek@lancasterconservancy.org

Thank you for your support!


Fishing Creek North Volunteer Work Day

Saturday, July 15 2017 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

The Volunteer Work Day at Fishing Creek North is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 from 8:30-11:30 am. Workers can expect to focus on invasive species management for the duration of the event. You must RSVP by Wednesday, July 12 to attend this work day.

Please RSVP to Linda Ferich to volunteer.

717.392.7891 x213 or lferich@lancasterconservancy.org

Thank you for your support!


Bellaire Woods Volunteer Work Day

Thursday, July 6 2017 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Volunteer Work Day at Bellaire Woods is scheduled for Thursday, July 6 from 3-7pm. Workers can expect to focus on trail brushing for the duration of the event. You must RSVP by Wednesday, July 5 to attend this work day.

Please RSVP to Christian Przybylek, Stewardship Specialist to volunteer.

717.392.7891 x206 or cprzybylek@lancasterconservancy.org

Thank you for your support!


Tucquan Glen Volunteer Work day

Thursday, June 22 2017 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Volunteer Work Day at Tucquan Glen is scheduled for Thursday, June 22 from 3-7pm. Workers can expect to be focusing on trail brushing for the duration of the event. You must RSVP by Wednesday, June 21 to attend this work day.

Please RSVP to Christian Przybylek, Stewardship Specialist to volunteer. 717.392.7891 x206 or cprzybylek@lancasterconservancy.org

Thank you for your support!


Picnic on the Preserve

Saturday, June 10 2017 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Wilton Meadows Volunteer Work Day – May 11th

Thursday, May 11 2017 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM

WILTON MEADOWS VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

Date:   THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

Time:     3PM-7PM

Location:   WILTON MEADOWS NATURE PRESERVE

Work Plan:  The Lancaster Conservancy is in the early stages of a sustainable forest resources program at our Wilton Meadows Nature Preserve.  Part of this program involves creation of a Black Locust coppice grove: an area in which natural regeneration will supply our organization with raw materials for infrastructure projects at this preserve and others. 

To establish these groves and create usable future materials, the first step is pruning all these trees.  That’s where you come in!  Come work with Conservancy staff for a day of pruning trees, pulling vines, and dragging limbs.

Recommended Attire:  Locust trees have thorns, as do blackberry brambles and multiflora rose.  Wilton Meadows has all three species in great volume, so it is strongly recommended that you where sturdy shoes, long pants (denim is best), long-sleeves and gloves.  We will be doing physical labor and exposed to the sun/elements, so please bring your own sunscreen, hat, drinking water, and snacks.  The Conservancy will supply basic hand tools and gloves will be available to those who need them.

Directions:   From Wrightsville, follow 624 South (Long Level Road/ South Front Street) for approximately 1 mile.  After passing Haugh Road on your right, you will begin down a steep hill.  Halfway down that hill, a guardrail begins on the left side of the road.  Turn into grass area immediately prior to start of guardrail and park in flat grass area behind guardrail*. 

*Please be cautious when entering the property from 624, signal your turn well in advance and exit the road slowly due to rough terrain.

To sign up or with any questions please contact:

Steve Mohr smohr@lancasterconservancy.org  , 717-538-2111


PALTA is coming to Lancaster

Thursday, May 4 2017 9:00 AM to Saturday, May 6 2017 3:00 PM

Statewide Land & Water Conservation Conference Comes to Lancaster
Conservation experts from across the state and beyond will descend on Lancaster for the  2017 Pennsylvania Land Conservation Conference which will be held May 4-6 at the Doubletree Resort by Hilton. The conference is Pennsylvania’s annual training, networking and inspirational event for those involved in private and public land conservation. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (conserveland.org), the event offers three days of seminars, workshops and field trips focused on a myriad of issues including land conservation basics, storm water management, trails, water quality, communications and fundraising, climate change and more. Professional continuing education credits will be available for attorneys, appraisers, park and recreation professionals, landscape architects, and foresters. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with and learn from land conservation and watershed professionals who are working to advance missions and goals similar to yours.   

Download the conference brochure or Register today!


WQVC Stream Invertebrates Workshop

Saturday, April 29 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Locations: Climbers Run Nature Preserve

WQVC instructors will teach you how to become a citizen scientist to monitor streams & protect local water quality!

Register: Contact Linda Ferich, WQVC Volunteer Coordinator, 392-7891 x 213, email lferich@lancasterconservancy@org.

RSVP by Monday, April 24th.

$25 registration (includes materials & lunch; cash or check preferred)


Nature Hike at Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve

Sunday, April 23 2017 1:00 PM

Locations: Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve

Spring means it’s Nature Hike time at Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve! Join us as we learn more about what this preserve is known far and wide for…Wildflowers!

$10 donation
Meet at the Kiosk


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