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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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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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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 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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ATTENTION VISITORS TO THE TUCQUAN GLEN AND PYFER NATURE PRESERVE!

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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ATTENTION VISITORS TO TUCQUAN GLEN & PYFER NATURE PRESERVE

ATTENTION!  Parking Information for visitors to Tucquan Glen & Pyfer Nature Preserve

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Atlantic Sunrise FERC Filing

Pipeline Application submitted to FERC You can view the filing through the link below.  Please note that all correspondence with FERC should now use Atlantic Sunrise Project CP15-138. On 3/31/2015, the following Filing was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory

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Meet Our Volunteer Coordinator!

Claire Landis is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Lancaster County Conservancy and a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist.  As the coordinator, she maintains a spreadsheet of volunteers and distributes information about volunteer opportunities as requested by the Conservancy staff.  This position was

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Master Naturalist – Class of 2013

We’d like to recognize the twelve individuals who completed their training and volunteer requirements to graduate as certified Master Naturalists last year. Many of these graduates have already pursued, and more continue to pursue, projects that will benefit the Conservancy

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Contact Your County Commissioners!

Dear Lancaster County Conservancy Supporter: We are deeply grateful to the County for the funds it has provided to protect high priority natural lands in past years. Without the County’s support we would not have been able to preserve these

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The Susquehanna Riverlands Research and Education Center

Thanks to contributions and the volunteering efforts of Armstrong World Industries and Johnson Controls, who partner with Armstrong, the Susquehanna Riverlands Research and Education Center at Climbers Run Nature Preserve has a new floor! Armstrong offered to provide floor preparation

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Williams Pipeline Meeting

Posted August 11   On August 4, 2014 representatives from the Lancaster County Conservancy staff, Board, and experts from the community provided public testimony regarding a purposed pipeline in Lancaster County  –  EIS Comments – FERC Scoping Meeting on August

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Mourning the loss of Ralph Goodno

We are mourning the loss of our colleague, friend, and leader Ralph Goodno who passed away on Thursday June 12.  To learn more about Ralph’s work in Lancaster County and here at the Conservancy click here. I see Ralph Lori

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Anne Shannon of WGAL comes to Climbers Run (Camp Snyder) in a ‘Learning Matters’ segment

Anne Shannon of WGAL will be conducting a ‘Learning Matters’ report on the Marticville Middle School and their ‘Trout in the Classroom’ project on Wednesday, June 11th at 6:00 p.m.  The brook trout were released at Lancaster County Conservancy’s Climbers Run Nature

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‘Trout In The Classroom’ Project

 Trout-In-The-Classroom /   Video

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Facts and Action- Proposed Williams Pipeline

After May 2 please reference this link for all pipeline updates                       Posted June 10:  Please note that the location for the June 11th Williams Pipeline meeting has changed again!   The open house will take place from 6-8pm at the Student

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Master Naturalist Certification Class Fall – 2014

The Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program prepares citizens to become volunteer leaders reaching out to their communities through natural resource conservation education, citizen science, and stewardship and consists of three key components: an initial volunteer training course, annual volunteer service, and

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LCC’s Preserves and Trail Update

As of 03/18/2014, all preserves and trails under the ownership of  Lancaster County Conservancy are open.    If you encounter any blocked trails or other problems, please contact the Conservancy @ 717-392-7891.     

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Proposed Pipelines – UPDATE

For up to date information please visit our Proposed Pipeline Page Posted April 8: On Monday morning, April 7, the Lancaster County Conservancy’s Board of Directors called a special meeting to discuss recent developments regarding the pipelines proposed for Lancaster

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Quintin Frey and Lancaster County’s irreplaceable natural areas

  When Quintin Frey, President of Turkey Hill Dairy, stands at the top of Turkey Hill in Manor Township, he takes in the wide ribbon of the Susquehanna River stretching over time and space.  Connecting back to the mid 1700s

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Stormwater Contest!

UPDATE Hello BUBBAs Finalists! After some deliberation, the City of Lancaster has  decided to close BUBBAs voting at 5 PM on Friday, May 9th. This will allow us time to print the proper certificates for each of you.  The winner

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Manor Township Rail Trail – Parking Lot Paving

Parking Lot Paving

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LCC’s 10 Management Recommendations for a Forestry Management Plan

LCC’s 10 Management Recommendations for a  Forestry Management Plan

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AHA-Teaching Gardens Program Grant Application

AHA – Teaching Gardens

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Pollinator Rock and Rain Barrel Project

Garden Club

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Lancaster County Conservancy Applies For Accreditation Renewal

 Lancaster County Conservancy Applies for Accreditation Renewal  Public Comments Requested The Lancaster County Conservancy is applying for accreditation renewal through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the national nonprofit the Land Trust Alliance. What does this mean?

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2014 Tree Tenders On-Line Winter Training

2014 Tree Tenders On-Line Winter Training Live Lectures Online each Thursday at Noon or 7pm, January 16th  thru February 27th Tree Tenders® is a training program to empower concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy

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UpStream DownStream

Thanks to a grant received from the Lancaster County Community Foundation students from McCaskey High School partnered with the Lancaster County Conservancy to participate in an environmental education watershed program called Upstream/Downstream. On Tuesday, November 18, students met with Lancaster’s

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Franklin Terrace Tree Planting

The Lancaster County Conservancy’s LIVE Green and Stewardship programs recently completed an acre riparian buffer along the Conestoga Greenway and River in the Southeast of Lancaster City. The property, known as Franklin Terrace is owned by the Lancaster City Housing

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SAVE IT!

You can help SAVE IT! Lancaster City needs to save 750 million gallons of water annually from entering its combined sewer system to preserve clean drinking water, avoid costly fines and continue to build a healthy, vibrant community.

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