We are excited to announce that Lancaster Conservancy has again received the distinction of accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This rigorous certification process that we go through every five years is another way we demonstrate our commitment to excellence in our work, and our commitment to both nature and you – everyone that we work so hard to protect land for.
“Accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance demonstrates to our donors, our landowners and our grant funders that we are a strong organization that operates with high standards and a commitment to transparency and excellence,” said Conservancy President Phil Wenger. “We are delighted to again achieve this distinction that allows us to continue to acquire and protect the natural lands in Lancaster County and along the Susquehanna in York County.”
The Conservancy provided extensive documentation and was subject to a comprehensive third-party evaluation prior to achieving this distinction. In its findings report, the Commission made special note of the Conservancy’s community outreach efforts, such as its annual Water Week event.
Our renewed accreditation signifies the Land Trust Accreditation Commission’s confidence that the Conservancy’s lands – this community’s lands – will be protected forever.
“It is exciting to recognize the Lancaster Conservancy’s continued commitment to national standards by renewing this national mark of distinction,” said Melissa Kalvestrand, executive director of the Commission. “Donors and partners can trust the more than 400 accredited land trusts across the country are united behind strong standards and have demonstrated sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship.”
We ask you to celebrate this achievement with us by hitting the trail – get out and explore the more than 7,600 acres of naturals land the Conservancy protects for you, and countless future generations, to enjoy.