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February 2017 CEO Newsletter

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Job Opportunity

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Land Steward (PT seasonal) The Lancaster County Conservancy is seeking an outgoing individual who is interested in building toward a green-collar career. The Land Steward should be engaged in at least one of the following subject areas: natural resource management,

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Celebrating the Protection of the Susquehanna Riverlands


On Friday, January 20th, the Lancaster County Conservancy gathered its partners and supporters at the Drumore Estate in southern Lancaster County to celebrate a project that began 20 years ago resulting in 100’s of acres of land being transferred by

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Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Grant Awarded to LCC!

LCC is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded LCC a grant to protect 44 acres of forestland adjacent to Steinman Run Nature Preserve. These funds will be matched with grant funds from the

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Show us your photos !!

The Conservancy is offering our supporters the opportunity to be part of our visual record. We are requesting high quality images of the following: Specimens Landscapes Recreation Awesome Selfies Requirements: Photos must have been taken on our preserves You must

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Holtwood Settles!

Read more and Donate today to help us care for this new land!

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Join us for an Extraordinary Party to Save Nature!


Click Here To Donate on November 18th!

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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

After months of no access, LCC’s Team celebrates our success.

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

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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

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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

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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

On The Trail  

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Hands Woods Clean Up

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Climbers Run Volunteer Workday

Climbers Run Volunteer Work Date Sat Mar 26 2016 9am-2pm Announcement
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Stream Invertebrates Workshop

WQVC Stream Invertebrates Workshop April 2 2016 FINAL

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

Climbers Run Volunteer Work Date Saturday Feb 20 2016 10am-2pm Announcement

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

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Nature Journaling at the Ware Center

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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

Ladies Fly Fishing
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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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