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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

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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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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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