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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