Tarsa Family Farm


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About …

Albert “Pete” Silldorff has served with the Lebanon Valley Conservancy since it’s beginning. In December 2016, Pete was voted as one of our Board Members Emeritus. The Emeritus Board Member is an honorary distinction for his tireless work and many years on our Board in support of our organization’s mission. His dedication to the conservation and preservation efforts for the Lebanon Valley’s natural areas and wildlife, and to the preservation of these lands and agricultural areas through conservation easement has had a very positive impact on the Lebanon Valley.

Pete was born in Lebanon, attended Lebanon High School and Lebanon Valley College. His post graduate studies were at Millersville State University. Pete served in the Navy from 1956-59 as a 3rd class petty officer, air control man, and crew member on the CIC Reconnaissance. Pete worked for the Civil Service in PA as a system analyst. He also worked in the graphic arts industry and was the owner of the Master Frame Shop. He is currently enjoying retirement.

Pete has been heavily involved in many organizations across Lebanon. He is a Charter Board Member of the Lebanon Valley Art Association, Board Member of Quest, Member of the Swatara Watershed Association, Life Member and Board of Directors for the Lebanon County Historical Society, Charter Board Member of the Friends of the Union Canal Tunnel Park, and Charter Board Member of the Friends of Camp Bashore. Pete has also shared a lifetime of service with the Boy Scouts of America beginning at age 12 until adulthood.

In Pete’s own words he is a “hiker, kayaker, skier, snowshoer, tree hugger, bull whip cracker, chain-sawer, Indian lore enthusiast, speed bag puncher, bison horn polisher, pencil doodler, mountain biker, chocolate fancier, frisbee thrower, tree planter, ax collector, beer taster, and antique restorer.”

Pete was a Charter Member in year 2000, of the Lebanon Valley Conservancy Board of Directors and serves on the Historical Resources Committee.

Hawk Mountain

Photo Credit:
Most of our wonderful photographs contained within this website including page banners and photos within the text areas are provided by our Board Member Emeritus,
George C. Gress

Volunteers this year:

Charles “Chuck” Wertz Chuck, our Board Treasurer and member has been writing many articles for our Newsletter.