Tarsa Family Farm

Announcements …

Everyone, be sure to watch for the media announcements of public information meetings regarding natural gas pipelines proposed to pass through our county. Whether or not your property is involved, this does affect all of us and it is in everyone’s best interest to be well informed !

Field Trip ~ Sunday, August 3 at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area ! … Tour Leader: Jim Fiorentino. The Conservancy is partnering with the Quittapahilla Audubon Society in offering: Observation of Middle Creek Songbirds & Waterfowl. Meet at the Visitor Center at 8 a.m. Plan on driving & walking during the tour.

“National Night Out” ~ Tuesday, August 5 ! ….. Many Lebanon County communities are involved. Join us in Cornwall and Campbelltown in support of our local emergency response organizations. The Conservancy will have an exhibit table along with many other organizations providing information, and there is always good food. It is a great evening to learn about our communities and have fun !

2014 Conservancy Annual Appeal PICNIC ! Wednesday, August 13, Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Jonestown Community Park Pavilion …………… Join us along with Donna and “Chip” Brightbill, our 2014 Annual Appeal Chairpersons. Information will be offered regarding the Lebanon Valley Conservancy projects and we will welcome Jonestown’s historian, Ms. Evelyn Isley. PICNIC Reservations are Required. See our Contact Page and email us with your name(s) and number in your party. Hope to see you there !

Memberships ! … This is a good time to become a member of the Conservancy or to renew your membership. To apply, reference the Support / Get Involved section.

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Coleman's Park

Impressions of the Lebanon Valley are offered here by residents and visitors … Please send us your views.

How do you feel about the Lebanon Valley?

“I grew up in the Lehigh Valley hunting, fishing, and trapping in the area and it has instilled in me a deep appreciation of wildlife. I also learned of the need for protecting wildlife habitat and open space as I watched suburban development creep over that landscape. When I go back to visit there now, I see sadly that the open spaces I used to roam no longer exist. The Lebanon Valley reminds me of the Lehigh Valley before it was paved over. I enjoy Lebanon County’s relatively rural landscape and would not like to see it change substantially.”
Jim Binder, Pa. Game Commission, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.

“I grew up on a family farm in Iowa, was a career USDA employee. After 38 years living in suburban Washington, DC, we moved to Cornwall Manor, the lovely retirement community. What a relief to return to this wonderful rural environment! I am too old to be much service, but I believe in the purposes of Lebanon Valley Conservancy, Inc. enough to want to be a member.” Seth Huisman, a new neighbor in our Lebanon Valley.

“The Lebanon Valley is unique in that it offers choices for many outdoor activities at any level of interest or ability. For cyclists there are many great country roads & miles of rail trail plus the availability of numerous mountain trails. Hikers can use the Horseshoe Trail, Appalachain Trail, or a whole network of trails in the Mt. Gretna area, just to name the most notable. All are very close by with easy access. I’ve taken advantage of all of these great resources since the 70’s.”
Garry Lehman, athlete, avid cyclist, and resident of the Lebanon Valley most of his life.

“We know that you see our Valley as an area of rich farmland, beautiful woodlands, and vibrant ponds and streams. This is the environment in which we have chosen to live and raise our families.”
Jackie & Wiley Parker, 2011 Lebanon Valley Conservancy Annual Appeal Chairs.

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The Pennsylvania Constitution Article 1, Section 27

“The people have a right to clean air, pure water, and to the preservation of the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic values of the environment.

Pennsylvania’s public natural resources are the common property of all the people, including generations yet to come. As trustee of these resources, the Commonwealth shall conserve and maintain them for the benefit of all the people.”