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Places 2040

The Lancaster County Planning Commission announced today the release of the Preliminary Public Draft of places2040, the new Lancaster County comprehensive plan. The plan is available for public review and comment at https://www.places2040.com. 

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The Conservancy: An Accredited Land Trust!

The Conservancy serves as our region’s leading land trust organization protecting valuable natural areas for public use and recreation primarily in Lancaster and York Counties. We show our commitment to the public by maintaining an accreditation certification through the Pennsylvania

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Annual Report – Lancaster County Conservancy 2017

     

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Support the Conservancy during Give Local York!

The Conservancy is working to protect over 1,385 acres of land in York County, which includes 6 nature preserves, 8 miles of streams, and 4 miles of the Mason Dixon Trail. Be part of something larger…be part of the solution

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Shenks Ferry: 50 Native Wildflowers to Look For!

 

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2018 Spring Edition of ‘On The Trail’ – Your CEO Newsletter!

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Fishing Creek: Focusing on Waterways in Peril

If you haven’t driven to Drumore Township and visited Fishing Creek Nature Preserve, please come down and check it out. There is a beautiful 3.5-mile drive on a gravel road where we own much of the land on both sides.

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Best Plants for Supporting Pollinators

On March 22, author of The Living Landscape, Dr. Doug Tallamy, held two lectures, sponsored by the Conservancy, at Franklin & Marshall College. The first afternoon lecture attracted several dozen municipal offices responsible for land planning and an evening lecture

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Community Conservation Resources

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Our Forests and the Emerald Ash Borer

A forest is more than just trees. It’s a community like ours, and as such, it is also filled with dynamic individuals working in concert to create a vibrant ecosystem. Our forests, our waters, and the plants and animals that

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High Foundation Contributes $40,000 Grant to The Conservancy

High Foundation Contributes $40,000 Grant to The Conservancy to Protect 53 Acres Within the Susquehanna Riverlands MEDIA ADVISORY Date: February 20, 2018  Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster County Conservancy (“the Conservancy”) is pleased to announce a $40,000 grant award from

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NPR at Climbers Run + Wild Edibles Recipes

The Conservancy recently partnered with Debbie Naha, a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist and Registered Dietitian/Licensed Nutritionist, to use Climbers Run Nature Preserve as a site for her winter foraging walk being filmed by NPR. Debbie and NPR walked the beautiful Climbers

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New Initiative: Community Wildlife Habitat

The Lancaster County Conservancy is excited to announce a partnership with the National Wildlife Federation to form a Community Wildlife Habitat initiative. The initiative has two goals: 1. Work with local property owners, schools, and communities to encourage the planting

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Exotic Vines Mar the Landscape and Strangle Trees

If you drive along any roadway in the County and pay attention to the wooded edges along property lines, there’s a good chance you’ll see tangled masses of woody debris draped over trees, shrubs, and other vegetation. Exotic vines degrade our

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Brookfield Renewable to Donate 500+ Acres This Year

The final phase of utility land transfers to the Lancaster County Conservancy will begin in January 2018. Brookfield Renewable is donating approximately 500 acres of forested land in the River Hills section of the Susquehanna Riverlands to the Conservancy. We

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CEO Newsletter – December 2017

For those of you who didn’t receive our newsletter in your mailbox, check out our last CEO Newsletter.  CEO Newsletter – December 2017  

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CEO Newsletter – Autumn 2017

Our latest newsletter from our CEO, Phil Wenger, is here! This issue is chock full of events, preserve news, and much more. Click below to read everything going on at the Conservancy. If you want to receive this newsletter in

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6 Reasons to Support the Conservancy During Extraordinary Give

If you’ve ever looked out at the Susquehanna River from the Pinnacle Overlook or taken a hike though Tucquan Glen, you know how beautiful and special the natural lands of Lancaster County are. However, as Lancaster continues to grow and

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Dine On Harvest Moon A Roaring Success

On the night of the Harvest Moon, October 6th, the Lancaster Conservancy’s Dine on Harvest Moon gala raised over $217,000 to support the protection of natural lands in Lancaster County.  Funds will be used to support the Conservancy, but nearly

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Phil’s thoughts on recent events in Harrisburg

Our state budget, passed in June and not funded by the Legislature, has caused severe heart palpitations for the Lancaster County Conservancy, local municipal governments, Lancaster Farmland Trust and other local organizations. The House Republican proposal, introduced earlier this week,

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LCC Annual Report : 2016

Our Annual Report for 2016 has been mailed out, but just in case you’re looking for some nature inspired reading on your tablet, check out our digital version below. LCC Annual Report 2016

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CEO Newsletter – June 2017

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Susquehanna River Rally Calls for Clean Water

Susquehanna River Rally Calls for Clean Water Organizations join together for upcoming event in Harrisburg  June 13, 2017 – Harrisburg, Pa. – Conservation, recreation and preservation organizations and activists are joining together for a Susquehanna River Rally on Saturday, June

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Thank you to the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center…

“Thank you Lancaster County Career & Technology Center – Brownstown Campus! The Brownstown CTC Construction Class, led by instructor James Smith, built five new kiosks to be placed on various Lancaster County Conservancy preserves for vital visitor information and education.

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Bunting Tract Settles; adds 44 acres to the Steinman Run Preserve

  LANCASTER COUNTY CONSERVANCY ACQUIRES 44 ACRE ADDITION TO STEINMAN RUN NATURE PRESERVE WITHIN THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVERLANDS, LANCASTER COUNTY   MEDIA ADVISORY June 1, 2017 Contact: Philip R. Wenger, President & CEO (717)392-7891 Ext 204 Lancaster, PA – The Lancaster

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House Bill HB218 cuts DCNR funding: Call your Senator NOW!

DCNR The House budget bill (HB218) passed and moved to the State Senate for consideration. We are very concerned with the impact of present provisions on our partners at the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and on

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Take a (New) Hike! The Lancaster Conservancy Staff share their favorites…

Brandon Tennis-Director of Stewardship The best places can only be gotten to by foot! The southern 10 miles of the Conestoga Trail shows off some of the most spectacular scenery in Lancaster County with sweeping views of the Susquehanna River

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April CEO Newsletter-2017

      

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Water, Willows, and Warblers: The role of riparian corridors in sustaining migratory birds in Lancaster County

Seventy-five percent of birds use a streamside buffer (riparian corridor) at some point in their lives.  Warblers and other neo-tropical migrants in particular rely on these corridors on their travels through the Atlantic Flyway and Susquehanna River watershed.  Trees like

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Earth Day Fun!

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Tucquan Glen/ Pyfer Nature Preserve Parking Lot has re-opened!

The parking lot has re-opened…and just in time for a fair weather weekend! Check out our new fence AND an opportunity to help us out by removing invasive Lesser Celandine and Garlic Mustard when you’re on the preserve; reach out

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PA Master Naturalist – Press Release

Apply Now for Fall 2017 Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Training Course in Berks County In the fall of 2017, Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is partnering with Berks Nature in Reading, PA to prepare citizens to become volunteer leaders in their communities through

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PALTA is coming to Lancaster May 4th – May 6th

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.

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Upcoming Preserve Work Days

Climbers Run Work Days: (Lydia Martin/Dave Myer/Greg Wilson – Donegal Trout Unlimited) Wed-Fri, April 26-29 Prep for Pennsylvania Land Trust Association Conference (PALTA) Fishing Creek – Drumore Township Park: (Greg Wilson – Donegal Trout Unlimited) Saturday, March 25, 2017 9-Noon

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