Tarsa Family Farm

Announcements …

Spring Migrations. Reference the Ongoing Projects / Middle Creek Initiative page.

The Gettysburg Story film event. Supporting the Conservancy’s Annual Scholarship Awards Program. Scheduled: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the Allen Theatre in Annville. Tickets available at the door, or send us an email for advance reservations.

Schools and organizations, our Scholarship Awards application period begins in February. For application information go to the Scholarships section on this site.

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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Lebanon Valley Preserved Farm

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. ”