Tarsa Family Farm

 

Tisha Walmer from the Lebanon Valley Conservancy spoke with us about all of the positive work they are doing in the Lebanon area. Their conservation work is done by committed volunteers who work with land owners. They also work with Quittapahilla Watershed Association, Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Community of Lebanon Association, Land Trust Alliance, Lebanon Valley Rails to Trails and Lebanon County Historical Society. Be sure to watch the video and find out all of the great things the LVC is doing for our area. Then SHARE it with your friends. Produced by Annubis Productions

Posted by We Are Lebanon, Pa. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Conservancy Happenings

TLVC Launches Annual Appeal with honored Chairpersons Bob & Brenda Phillips. This years theme~ This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land~ ” These enduring lyrics by Woodie Guthrie state simply yet profoundly the responsibility we all share as stewards of our beautiful Lebanon Valley. As honorary chairs this year, Brenda and I ask you to invest with us in support of the vital work being done for all of us to preserve and protect the land we all. love so much. Please be generous this year as we celebrate the blessings of life in Lebanon County.” ~ Bob Phillips

To give to this years Annual Appeal, please use the donate button or mail donations to 770 Cumberland St. Suite A, Lebanon, PA 17042. Your donation is your membership. Our organization is 100% donor based and depends on generous donors like you!

================== Events at the Conservancy!

Jack Hubley Earth Day Event was a HIT! On Sunday, April 29th, we held an Earth Day event hosting Jack Hubley. We enjoyed Jack’s program “Critters beyond your Backyard” plus hikes and crafts for the kids.

Scholarship Winner announced: Claire Leedy The Richard H. Light and Karen R. Light Memorial Scholarship was awarded to LVC student Claire Leedy at our Earth Day event. This $1000 prize is awarded to a student who continues to major in environmental studies. Claire hopes to finish her education in shark conservation. Pictured are members of the Light family, Rodney Gernert, scholarship chairperson and Claire Leedy.

Kittatinny Homestead Event -October 1, 2017 The Lebanon Valley Conservancy Inc. hosted a Kittatinny Homestead Event at the Herr Farm on Sunday, October 1st. Local landowners were invited to learn more about the Conservancy’s work, our Conservation Easement Program and enjoy a day at the farm. This special event brought together, local landowners, easement property holders, donors, Board Members, and sponsors.

John Wengert Memorial Park

Quittie Phase 2 Project gets underway with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held June 23, 2016 at the Quittie Nature Park, Raymond J. Swingholm Footbridge in Annville, PA. Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce event coverage link.

Quittie Summary 2015

Lebanon Daily News article on the Quittie Restoration Phase 2

It should be noted that Dr. David Lasky, a Lebanon Valley Conservancy, Inc. Board Member is also Co-President of the Quittapahilla Watershed Association (QWA) along with Mike Schroeder, Co-Preseident of the QWA.

Quittapahilla Stream Bank Restoration Project - Phase 1
Project Summary with Before & After Photos

On April 25, 2016, the Lebanon Valley Conservancy, Inc., in partnership with the Quittapahilla Watershed Association, was awarded $26,250 Growing Greener grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, for the development of a Watershed Implementation Plan for the Quittapahilla Creek and priority subwatersheds. The plan will identify and prioritize restoration projects to be implemented in Quittapahilla watershed, such as the Streambank Restoration Project in Quittie Creek Nature Park in Annville (Phase 2 of which is scheduled to begin in June and be completed by September 2016).

A Watershed Implementation Plan formally approved by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is in most cases an essential precondition for state, federal, and private foundation grants. The Plan will be prepared by Rocky Powell of Clear Creeks Consulting, LLC.

“We are thrilled about the award,” said Dave Lasky, Co-President of the Quittapahilla Watershed Association, “It shows that our community’s efforts to improve the quality of the Quittapahilla watershed continue to bear fruit, and that the Commonwealth recognizes the importance of these efforts and supports them not just in words but with the resources needed to get them done.”

Kittatinny Ridge and the Lebanon Valley Conservancy’s Participation in its Preservation. Thank you Lebanon Daily News and John Latimer for the great coverage.

Photo by George C. Gress

Quittie Stream Bank Restoration ~ 2014 Phase I ~ November 17 marked the date by way of a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Annville at the Raymond J. Swingholm Footbridge in the Quittie Nature Park, for the initiation of the Quittapahilla Stream Bank Restoration Project. The Conservancy was awarded $444,126 from the PA Dept of Environmental Protection and another $80,000 from the Fish & Boat Commission. Quittapahilla Stream Bank Restoration Project

2014 Non-Profit of the Year Award ~ On October 21, 2014 the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce awarded the 2014 Non-Profit of the Year Award to the Lebanon Valley Conservancy, Inc. The Conservancy would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Chamber of Commerce and to current Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Executive Board, Margie Yohn for the honor of being selected for this prestigious award.

FERC Comment ~ The Lebanon Valley Conservancy, Inc. has submitted comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - FERC with regard to the Williams Partners d/b/a Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Williams) for the proposed installation of a large natural gas distribution pipeline to be known as the Atlantic Sunrise Project. The comments have been submitted in compliance with the public comment period provided. To read the entire Comment, please use this link to our Publications Pages. Action Alerts ~ FERC Comment Page

Tree Planting COMPLETE! TLVC & the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 10 Million Tree Partnership held tree plantings across Lebanon County. 400 trees planted April 27th and 28th on 7 preserved properties. With the help of 80 community volunteers, this planting was a success!