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365 Acres Donated by Talen Energy to Lancaster County Conservancy


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Our Stewardship Special Appeal

Please check out this short film in support of a few of our preserves and the stewardship required to support them. Thanks to Natural Light Films for this incredible piece on the Lancaster County Conservancy. We hope you enjoy it

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Extraordinary Give

Please remember us on the Extraordinary Give, November 18th! Go to for more details and to donate to the Lancaster County Conservancy during the event.  

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Holtwood Park Agreement Reached

Talen Energy and Lancaster County Conservancy announce that they have reached an agreement on the transfer of the Holtwood Park property to Lancaster County Conservancy for preservation and public use. Talen Energy agreed to donate the property to the Conservancy

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Donor Spotlight – Staci Jasin, Insitu Design

1. So Staci, tell us about yourself. I’m a lover of the land, and am an ardent learner and traveler.  I have a formal studies in earth sciences, education, architecture, landscape architecture and horticulture.  I have amazing memories from growing up

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Saving Nature – 2015 Annual Report and News

We have no time to waste.  I believe the more we think and plan for tomorrow, the more we’ll continue to conserve the places we all love. CEO Phil Wenger Click here to read full report

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Lancaster County Conservancy Returns to its Roots

Article published in the Lancaster Sunday Newspaper on Sunday May 1.

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On The Trail Newsletter – March 2016


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Become a Member of the Conservancy

Dear Friends and Members, Last week we mailed a letter entitled “Saving Trees, Saving Nature” to everyone in our database who has given a gift in the past.  It was a great feeling to reach out to over 8,700 people

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Saving Trees, Saving Nature

Dear Friend, Can you believe this exquisite oak tree started from a tiny acorn more than 150 years ago? A squirrel could have eaten the acorn. Drought could have starved it of water. And a strong wind could have blown

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On The Trail Newsletter March 2016

On The Trail  

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Hands Woods Clean Up

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Climbers Run Volunteer Workday

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Stream Invertebrates Workshop

The Water Quality Volunteer Coalition Presents a Stream Invertebrates Workshop FREE Public Event for Middle School Students to Adults Saturday, April 2, 2016. 8:30 – 2:30 pm Susquehanna Riverlands Research & Education Center, Climbers Run Nature Preserve Come learn how

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Climbers Run Volunteer Day

Saturday, February 20, 2016. For questions or to RSVP please contact Lydia Martin  

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Nature Journaling at the Ware Center

In partnership with Millersville University – Adult Learning Classes In this class you will learn how to keep your own nature journal and practice journaling through observation, writing, sketching and painting, or taking pictures, as you learn to see more in the environment.

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Greider’s Run Workdays

Volunteers are needed to help with tasks such as trash pickup, invasive species management, etc. at Greider’s Run Nature Preserve, our 1-acre nature preserve, located along Route 222 (West Lampeter). All work days are weather permitting and will take place

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31 additional acres preserved

Claire dePerrot, a long time hiker and outdoorswoman has donated 31.6 acres to the Lancaster County Conservancy. This wonderful forestland is adjacent to the Conestoga Trail near Speedwell Forge Park. The land has been in the dePerrot family since 1957

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Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve is officially OPEN!

The Welsh Mountain launch party took place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 with approximately 90 donors in attendance. Among the speakers were: Dennis P. Stuckey and Craig E. Lehman, Lancaster County Commissioners; State Representative David H. Zimmerman, District 99; Joe

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Thank You!

THANK YOU to everyone who attended and contributed to our annual Dine on Harvest Moon celebration. Together we raised funds that will continue to support our mission…because clean air, fresh water and wild places are vital to every generation. This

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Partners for Place

The Lancaster County Conservancy is pleased to partner with the Lancaster County Planning Commission and other local leaders to develop a new Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. We urge all our supporters and friends to participate in this process. Let the

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Entomological Society Annual Meeting

Join the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania for their Annual Meeting! Location: Climbers Run Nature Preserve, 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea, PA 17565 Time: Friday, November 6, from noon to Saturday, November 7, at 3 p.m. Please contact David McNaughton, ESP President, (717)

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Discover Nature Challenge – Photo Contest and Mini BioBlitz

** REMINDER **  The Discover Nature Challenge will be coming to an end on October 31st, 2015!   Please remember to send in your photos and/or mini BioBlitz sheets.  There are prizes for the winners!  It is a beautiful time to

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Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve Opening Soon!

Directions From Lancaster City, PA: Take PA-23 E/E Chestnut Street to US 30 W. Take the exit onto US-222 W toward Ephrata/Reading. Take the US-322 exit toward Ephrata and turn right onto US-322 E/Division Highway for approximately 7.5 miles. Turn

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Conservancy Events for October 2015

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES! Climbers Run Nature Preserve Susquehanna Riverlands Research & Education Center Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9am-2pm LCC & DTU Volunteer Work Date – Volunteers are needed to plant trees/shrubs, install tree shelters, help with other activities, etc.; we

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Ladies Fly Fishing Clinic

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Appointment of LCC’s Kate Gonick to the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force!

Kate Gonick, In-House Counsel and Director of Land Protection for the Lancaster County Conservancy was recently appointed to the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force (PITF) for the Historical, Cultural, and Tribal Workgroup by John Quigley, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of

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Tucquan Glen Overuse

Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve’s current high rate of use is damaging the land and working against the Lancaster County Conservancy’s (LCC) stewardship mission: to carefully manage our lands for the health of the ecosystem, the enjoyment of the public, and

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Summer Camp, June-August 2015 Lancaster Recreation Center

Summer Camp – Lancaster Recreation  Center

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Summer Camp at Climbers Run!

It was a great first month of summer camp at Climbers Run as we focused on working with pre-schoolers and early elementary age children. We thank everyone whose support has created this special and greatly needed opportunity for children of

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The bridge at River Road has been reopened!  Detours are no longer needed. Currently, and lasting for about a month (until mid-July), River Road is closed at the Tucquan Creek Bridge for construction. The Tucquan Glen parking areas cannot be

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Wild Again – Nature Connection Camp

Wild Again Nature Connection Camp Instructor: Keith Wilson, Nature Mentor Children ages 10 to 12 will be re-introduced to a most human birthright: dynamic awareness of nature. Join Nature Mentor, Keith Wilson in rediscovering the joy and power in seeing

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Poems and Reflection on Climbers Run – By Marticville Middle School students

Elle Miller Kaitlyn Stauffer Rachel Collison Alex Roth

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2015 Watershed Expo!

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