Lancaster Conservancy 2019 Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 9 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

YOU’RE INVITED! Help us Celebrate 50 YEARS of SAVING NATURE! 2019 Annual Meeting Thursday, May 9th 6pm – 8pm  The Farm at Eagles Ridge Lancaster, PA Join the Lancaster Conservancy as we celebrate the arrival of spring and the kick-off of our 50th year. Light

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Workshop: Donegal Highlands Ash Tree Salvage

Sunday, March 31 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Lancaster Conservancy is initiating a selective ash tree timber harvest on our Donegal Highlands Nature Preserve in 2019. This is our first such harvest and we are working closely with forestry professionals to ensure that best management practices are

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Workshop: Stream Health & Science

Saturday, April 20 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Categories: Presentation

Join PA Master Naturalist, Linda Ferich, and the Water Quality Volunteer Coalition at Climbers Run Nature Preserve to explore the insects and creatures that call our streams home! You’ll learn how to survey macroinvertebrates and discover how their presence (or

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Volunteer Workday: Otter Creek or Pollinator Park

Thursday, April 25 2019 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

    The Lancaster Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help plant trees at Pollinator Park at Kellys Run Nature Preserve. All ages are welcome as long as minors are accompanied by an adult. Tools and gloves will be provided! Please dress in clothes

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Take a Hike at Shenks Ferry Wildflower Preserve

Saturday, April 20 2019 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Join PA Master Gardener Eudora Roseman and the Lancaster Conservancy’s Interpretive Ranger Doug Musselman on an educational hike to learn about the native wildflowers and other highlights of this beautiful preserve! Registration is required to attend this event. Hikers will

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Volunteer Workday: Wildcat Bluff

Thursday, April 11 2019 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

The Lancaster Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help with either Invasive Removal and Routine Maintenance or for a Tree Planting (pending the arrival of trees) at Wildcat Bluff! We will send an update prior to the event with what to

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Volunteer Workday: Climbers Run Nature Preserve

Saturday, April 6 2019 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Categories: Volunteer

It’s Spring Cleaning Time! Lend a hand as we get Climbers Run Nature Preserve ready for a busy season of learning! From wiping down dusty windows to removing invasives, there will be many ways to show your love for this

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Volunteer Workday: Climbers Run Nature Preserve

Friday, April 5 2019 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

It’s Spring Cleaning Time! Lend a hand as we get Climbers Run Nature Preserve ready for a busy season of learning! From wiping down dusty windows to removing invasives, there will be many ways to show your love for this

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Volunteer Workday: Shenks Ferry

Sunday, March 24 2019 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

The Lancaster Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help manage garlic mustard and invasive plants before the iconic spring wildflowers bloom at Shenks Ferry. Volunteers should bring water and their own pruners if they have them. All ages are welcome, but

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Volunteer Workday: Otter Creek

Thursday, March 28 2019 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Lancaster Conservancy is seeking volunteers, 18 years and older, to help with a massive cleanup effort along a 3-mile stretch of floodplain on our 279 acre Otter Creek Nature Preserve in York County. A myriad of trash and hazardous debris, including: old trailers, tires,

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Volunteer Workday: Otter Creek

Thursday, March 14 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

The Lancaster Conservancy is seeking volunteers, 18 years and older, to help with a massive cleanup effort along a 3-mile stretch of floodplain on our 279 acre Otter Creek Nature Preserve in York County. A myriad of trash and hazardous debris, including: old trailers, tires,

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2019 Habitat Steward Training

Tuesday, April 2 2019 5:00 PM to Friday, April 5 2019 9:00 PM

Categories: Presentation, Volunteer

Do you want to mentor your community on how to create gardens that reduce stormwater runoff AND create habitat for wildlife and pollinators? Become a member of the Conservancy’s Habitat Steward Team! This group of dedicated volunteers works with others

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Healthy Lands for Healthy Waters Workshop – Part 2

Saturday, April 13 2019 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Categories: Presentation

Info Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for Part 2* of this collaborative event to hear presentations on pollinator conservation, native plants, streamside forest restoration, and more! In addition, attendees have the opportunity to learn how to plant a tree and

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Take a Hike at Wildcat Bluff

Saturday, March 30 2019 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Join Lancaster Conservancy’s President and CEO, Phil Wenger, for a behind the scenes hike in the Hellam Hills, one of the Conservancy’s newest acquisitions! Hikers will meet at the Conservancy’s Wildcat Bluff Air BnB and enjoy a 3.5 mile trek

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Take a Hike at Welsh Mountain

Wednesday, February 27 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Tour the Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve with Lancaster Conservancy’s Director of Land Protection, Kathie Gonick, a practicing attorney and archaeologist. Learn about the history of the acquisition of our largest preserve (approximately 917.297 acres) and the fascinating history of the property and the

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Help Build a Natural Playground at Climbers Run

Saturday, February 16 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

Join us Saturday, February 16 from 9am to noon at Climbers Run Nature Preserve! Volunteers will continue the effort to help prepare a forested space as a natural playground for children of all ages through adult. Please dress for weather,

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Lancaster & York Public Trails Forum

Saturday, March 16 2019 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Categories: Presentation

UPDATE: Registration has now CLOSED for the Public Trails Forum, BUT we still want to hear from YOU! Share your feedback and thoughts on trails in Lancaster and York in our brief survey. THANKS! Complete Our Brief Survey The Pennsylvania

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Winter Tree Walk

Saturday, January 12 2019 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Explore trees in any season! Join Ryan Davis, Chesapeake Forests Program Manager to take a walk at Climbers Run Nature Preserve and learn how to identify trees in the winter. From bark to twigs to a tree silhouette against the

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Help Build a Natural Playground at Climbers Run

Saturday, January 26 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Volunteers will help prepare a forested space as a natural playground for children of all ages through adult. Please dress for weather, bring your favorite pruners or loppers to remove small limbs, manage invasive species, etc. Extra tools, supplies, and

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[Canceled] Volunteer Workday: Otter Creek

Saturday, March 23 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

Both 9am and 1pm Clean-Ups have been canceled due to conditions.   The Lancaster Conservancy is seeking volunteers, 18 years and older, to help with a massive cleanup effort along a 3-mile stretch of floodplain on our 279 acre Otter Creek Nature Preserve in York

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Otter Creek Volunteer Work Day

Saturday, December 15 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This event has two start times. First is 9:00am – 12:00pm. Second is 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Please visit our Eventbrite page to sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/d/pa–lancaster/otter-creek/?q=Otter%20Creek&mode=search&lc=1

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Otter Creek Volunteer Work Day

Thursday, December 13 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

This event has two start times. First is 9:00am – 12:00pm. Second is 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Please visit our Eventbrite page to sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/d/pa–lancaster/otter-creek/?q=Otter%20Creek&mode=search&lc=1

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Volunteer Work Day – Climbers Run

Saturday, May 19 2018 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Locations: Climbers Run Nature Preserve

Categories: Volunteer

Come help with preserve management and invasives removal! Please RSVP here If you are not already registered as a Conservancy volunteer, please do so here

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Volunteer Work Day – Wilton Meadows

Thursday, May 3 2018 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

Come help the Stewardship team and other Conservancy volunteers with trail work and clean up at Wilton Meadows Nature Preserve. Please RSVP here If you are not yet registered as a Conservancy volunteer, please do so here:http://www.lancasterconservancy.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer

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Volunteer Work Day – Falmouth

Thursday, May 17 2018 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

Help the Stewardship team and other Conservancy volunteers to install a forest garden. Meet at the Falmouth Boat Launch. Please RSVP here If you are not yet registered as a Conservancy volunteer, please do so here:http://www.lancasterconservancy.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer

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Early Susquehanna River Views From Columbia To York Haven

Thursday, May 24 2018 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Locations: Climbers Run Nature Preserve

Categories: Presentation

Join us as we view a presentation of early postcard views along the Susquehanna River from Columbia to York Haven. The talk will include Columbia and the Pennsylvania Railroad, Chickies Rock and the park that operated at Chickies and Marietta

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Volunteer Work Day – Falmouth 2

Thursday, May 24 2018 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

Help the Stewardship team and other Conservancy volunteers to install a forest garden. Meet at the Falmouth Boat Launch. Please RSVP here If you are not yet registered as a Conservancy volunteer, please do so here: http://www.lancasterconservancy.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer

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Lancaster Water Week

Friday, June 1 2018 12:00 AM to Saturday, June 9 2018 12:00 AM

Join the Conservancy and other organizations across the county as we come together to create habitat, protect water, and explore the outdoors. Events will include the Chiques Watershed Expo, Green Infrastructure Bike Tour, Conestoga Clean-Up, and the 4th Annual Clean

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Volunteer Opportunity: Wilton Meadows Public Launch

Saturday, June 2 2018 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

The Conservancy is hosting a public launch event at our Wilton Meadows Nature Preserve on Saturday June 2nd, 2018, as part of the Riverlands Trail Festival. Wilton Meadows is unique for being designated the Conservancy’s first hike-in only preserve in

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Volunteer Work Day – Tucquan Glen/Pyfer

Thursday, June 14 2018 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

Join the Stewardship team and other Conservancy volunteers for some trail work at Tucquan Glen/Pyfer Nature Preserves. Please RSVP here If you are not yet registered as a Conservancy volunteer, please do so here:http://www.lancasterconservancy.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer  

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Pollinator Workshop

Saturday, June 23 2018 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

This public workshop will feature opportunities to understand pollinator diversity and the native plants that are essential to landscapes at homes, schools, and businesses. Activities will include lectures and a walking tour of the park. Check out our educational displays

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Volunteer Work Day – Falmouth

Thursday, June 28 2018 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

Come help the Stewardship team and other Conservancy volunteers work on the Falmouth Forest Garden at Conoy Wetlands Nature Preserve Please RSVP here If you are not yet registered as a Conservancy volunteer, please do so here:http://www.lancasterconservancy.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer

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Volunteer Work Day – Rannels Kettle Run

Thursday, July 12 2018 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

Join the Stewardship team and other Conservancy volunteers for trail brushing and invasives removal at Rannel’s Kettle Run Nature Preserve. Please RSVP here If you are not yet registered as a Conservancy volunteer, please do so here:http://www.lancasterconservancy.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer

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Volunteer Work Day – Ferncliff

Thursday, July 26 2018 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Categories: Volunteer

Help the Stewardship team and other Conservancy volunteers with invasives removal at Ferncliff Nature Preserve. Please RSVP here If you are not yet registered as a Conservancy volunteer, please do so here: http://www.lancasterconservancy.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer

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