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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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New Funding Threat to Land Protection- THIS WEEKEND!

Read more about this crucial funding threat and take action this Friday, tomorrow, to let your legislators know what we stand together to protect! Conservation Advocate    

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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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Welsh Mountain Parking Lot is closing temporarily on June 22nd!

Please be aware that the Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve parking lot will be closed on Thursday, June 22nd for regrading and only partially opened for the following weekend (Fri. 23 – Mon. 26). The lot will be reopened in its

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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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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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Scouts and Climbers Run – A great combination!

An Eagle Scout & His Troop Make Lasting Impressions at Climbers Run Brandon Prouse and Troop 393 thrive on action. Camping, hiking, and cooking s’mores over the fire; experiencing nature at Climbers Run Preserve is a recipe for fun and

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Shenks Ferry – A Springtime Destination

Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve…At A Glance Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve is: 84 acres Secondary growth woodland consisting of sugar maples, American beech and mixed hardwood species A Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Area Home to over 100 spring wildflower species! Home to

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Office Volunteer Opportunity

Office Volunteer The Lancaster County Conservancy is seeking a volunteer to assist in our office to perform a variety of administrative tasks one day a week for a minimum of 2 hours. Key Responsibilities: Answering phones Making phone calls Shredding

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February 2017 CEO Newsletter

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Job Opportunity

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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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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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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On The Trail Newsletter March 2016

On The Trail  

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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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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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