The Lebanon Valley Conservancy staff and board members continue to work to support and improve our local community and environment. Please feel free to reach out to us via phone, mail, email or Facebook. Take a break today and enjoy nature – it can be a great way to relax and reduce stress!
Save the Date - Tour de Lebanon Valley Bike Ride - June 12th, 2021. Online registrations, sponsorship and cyclist info an be found at www.TourdeLebanonValley.com
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2020 Tower to Town - with over 85 runners, TLVC raised money for the John E. Wengert Memorial Park.
Planted another 1500 trees in 2020 as part of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Keystone 10 Million Tree Partnership. Thanks to our great volunteers!
The Board of Directors hosted guests and landowners for a paddle on the Swatara Creek.
Tour de Lebanon Valley Bike Ride
Kicked off a little later in July this year, cyclists were still able to safely ride a 62 mile look around our beautiful county. Monies raised benefited the new Bike Playground at Coleman Memorial Park.
172 Acres Preserved in the Kittatinny Ridge Valley.
On June 21st, TLVC protected two farms with Conservation Easements along the Kittatinny Ridge. The Nye Farm contains 71.75 acres of farmland and borders Forge Creek. The adjoining property, the Shuey Farm, over 100 acres is also in agriculture. These lands are a treasure to wildlife habitat, watershed protection and valuable agriculture land in the northern part of Lebanon County. Here are some articles highlighting the achievement. Lebanon Daily News Lebtown
Cornwall Heritage Trail Map now available:
Official kick off of the Cornwall Heritage Trail map took place on May 3rd at Visit Lebanon Valley. The writers Mike Trump and Sue Wentzel were honored, the designer Mike and Tish Bachleda from Bachleda Studio, and the sponsors were recognized. Thanks for the County Commissioners for the Hotel Tax grant to complete the project. Other sponsors include Cornwall Manor, PRL Industries, JBT Bank, The Blue Bird Inn and The Cornwall Inn. Pick up your maps at Visit Lebanon Valley, the Historical Society or the Cornwall Iron Furnace.
**To read about the other noteworthy heritage sites of Cornwall please click on the Heritage Trail tab.
Community Forum - February 2019
The Conservancy hosted a Community Forum with the Community Health Council and 10,000 Friends of PA in February as part of the Community Conservation Committee with TLVC. This forum was to hear from the residents of Lebanon about environmental issues, identifying green spaces and park interests, walking and biking in Lebanon and best communication tools. The forum was attended by about 60 people and was a great learning tool for project initiatives. Please follow us on Facebook as we implement some of the suggestions locally in Lebanon.
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.
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). <P> 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.<P> “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
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
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 ProductionsPosted by We Are Lebanon, Pa. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017