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3rd Annual Bluebird Informational Evening

The 3rd Annual Bluebird Informational Evening will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Time:  7:00 PM – Calvary Church – 3rd Grade Classroom.  This event is open to everyone! The “Bluebird Man” DVD will be shown and features the

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Lancaster Native Plant & Wildlife Festival 2015

Dear Friends, The Lancaster Native Plant & Wildlife Festival is back with exciting educational activities for the whole family. I am including copies of the announcements for the Kick-off Event on Friday, April 24th (that you should not miss) and

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Volunteer Work Days!

Come volunteer with us!! This coming Thursday, April 9 at Shenks Ferry and/or Saturday, April 11 at Climbers Run. Details below!

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Environmental Rights Symposium

Environmental Rights Symposium

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Loxley’s Dine Out Day

DINE AT LOXLEY’S AND HELP LCC! Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Loxley’s Restaurant and support the Conservancy on Tuesday, April 21 all day, from 6:30a.m. – 10:00 p.m. “Imagine dining in the most impressive tree house

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Upstream/Downstream 2015

Students from Manor Middle School begin their Upstream / Downstream program today. Seventh and eighth graders spent the morning with Fritz Schroeder, LCC Urban Greening Director, learning about Lancaster storm water issues and resolutions. Brandon Park, city rain gardens, riparian

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Climbers Run – Take 2

We have the best volunteers!  You braved cold wet weather and the muddiest of conditions!  Here’s hoping our next volunteer day brings warm weather as a reward for the hard work. Our next volunteer work date is set for Saturday,

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Shenks Ferry Volunteer Work Day

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Maple Sugaring

Lancaster County Parks  *Maple Sugaring* – Rescheduled from March 1 (All Ages) Sun., Mar. 8 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Pavilion #11 Drop in anytime during the listed hours and explore the stations at your own pace or call us at

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Climbers Run Volunteer Work Dates Jan-Feb-Mar 2015

Updated March 5 The Climbers Run work date scheduled for Saturday, March 7th has been CANCELLED due to weather conditions. It has been rescheduled using our back up date of March 14th. Updated Feb. 22 Many thanks to all who

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GardenWise 2015

Registration for GardenWise 2015 now open! Date is March 14, 2015.   Please note our new location at Central Middle School, York, PA This year’s program features some of gardening’s hidden topics: How to build a strong soil food web; Biological Weed

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Teton Science School Update!

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Winter Wildlife Watching

Winter Wildlife Watching for All Ages From 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Environmental Center Saturday, Jan. 10th Tuesday, Jan. 20th Monday, Feb. 9th Join Naturalist Lisa J. Sanchez for an opportunity to watch and learn about wildlife in the

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Greider’s Run Work Days

Please contact Martin Stople, LCC Volunteer Land Steward, at 393-2184 if you would like to volunteer at Greider’s Run Nature Preserve on Saturdays, from 9am to Noon, in January, February or March, 2015. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive species, cleanup

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Nature Journaling Workshop Series

Nature Journaling makes you a better observer, naturalist, and artist and opens a world of beauty and discovery. Learn how to keep your own nature journal and make using it your habit through monthly workshops and fieldtrips. Each month brings a

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Upcoming Trip! Teton Science School

The Lancaster County Conservancy would like to announce an exciting opportunity for LCC members and our community. A trip is being planned to the Teton Science School in Jackson Wyoming.   This is an educational trip for children currently enrolled in

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Holiday Crafts for Children

Holiday Crafts for Children  (Ages 3 & Up) Fri., Dec. 12 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Environmental Center Sat., Dec. 13 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Environmental Center Join Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel for some family craft fun. 

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GardenWise 2015!

Mark your calendars now for GardenWise 2015!  We have a great lineup of speakers this year.  Renowned soil scientist Elaine Ingham shows us how to make soil more productive by encouraging soil organisms.  Her breakout session teaches us how to

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Martic Twp Pipeline Information Meeting

Date:   Monday,  December 8 Time:   6 – 9 p.m.   Mount Nebo United Methodist Church 673 Martic Heights Dr. Pequea, PA 17565 Speakers will include: Attorney – Carl Engelman TeamAg – Chris Sigmund/Jedd Montcavage Appraiser – Greg Snyder

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Holiday Crafting With Nature!

Presented by the Lancaster County Department of  Parks & Recreation Nature Gifts & Recycled Crafts    Ages 13 & Up   Sat., Dec. 6   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Environmental Center Save money this holiday season by making gifts from natural and

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Nature Prepares for Winter

Nature Prepares for Winter  (for All Ages) Sat., Nov. 22 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Lancaster County Environmental Center Winter is fast approaching!   Discover plant and animal strategies for coping with the season with Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel

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The Extraordinary Give 2014!

          Mark your calendar for November 21! The Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Online Giving and a chance to be part of a community-wide celebration of giving!  This 24-hour giving marathon will benefit more than 300 local

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Forest Science Saturdays Continue!

Forest Science Saturdays continue with a focus on Forest Birds Sat., Nov. 8    9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Lancaster County Environmental Center. Sat., Nov. 8  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  – this session is Full. Designed for both aspiring Junior

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Calling All Volunteers!

The Donegal Chapter of Trout Unlimited, is asking for volunteers to help plant 100 trees this Saturday, 11/08, along Climbers Run at 9:00 AM. The site is about 1/2 mile down stream from our Climbers Run (Camp Snyder) property. Take

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ALCOA at Climbers Run

Many thanks to Alcoa volunteers for helping with Climber Runs stewardship activities on Friday, October 31.                                         Volunteers worked with LCC

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Whooo Are The Owls?

 

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Pipeline Information Event

Pipeline Information Event When: Thursday, Oct. 16, from 6:30-9 p.m.Where: Farm and Home Center, at 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PaThe Lancaster County Conservancy and the Lancaster Farmland Trust will hold a free informational event about the proposed pipeline that will

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Fall 2014 – BioBlitz Wrap-Up

A BioBlitz conducted at Climbers Run Nature Preserve was an exciting event and a great success on many levels!  The Bioblitz provided valuable data pertaining to this eighty acre property.  Local scientists, university instructors and students, local organizations and clubs,

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Forest Science Saturdays!

Forest Science Saturdays Designed for Jr. Envirothon competitors & interested nature-lovers Saturdays 9:00 to 10:00 AM and 10:30 to 11:30 AM, more added as needed …

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Welsh Mountain Tour!

HSST (Historical Society of Salisbury Township) does it again!  History comes alive this year on the Welsh Mountains!  September 27th, 9am to 3pm. Visitors will begin their tour at the Welsh Mountain Park Pavilion (on Sandmine Road, which is just

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Fall BioBlitz 2014

You are invited to participate in an exciting environmental education experience in Lancaster County!    The Lancaster County Conservancy will be hosting a 24-hour fall BioBlitz at Climbers Run Nature Preserve, located at 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea, PA. This 80

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People’s Climate March

The People’s Climate March is being organized by an ever-growing coalition comprised of more than 1,000 organizations demanding world leaders take action to combat climate change. The march is taking place in New York City and is approximately 3 miles

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Green Infrastructure Garden Tour

On September 17th the Lancaster County Conservancy, in partnership with the Wolf Museum, is hosting a green infrastructure garden tour of the recently completed residential demonstration project located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Lancaster City.  (Rain date Sep 18th)    Join us

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Iron Hill Give 20

LCC’s Iron Hill “Give 20” Night is coming up Tuesday, September 16 for lunch or dinner. Please join us (and invite your friends and family) in this fun and delicious way to support the work of the Conservancy! Iron Hill

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