Tarsa Family Farm

We couldn’t have said it better …

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”

~ John Muir, Our National Parks

Open Space

There are many Committees serving within the Lebanon Valley Conservancy. Four of the more prominent projects are highlighted under the selections for this category. Three of the more familiar community oriented committees include:

~ Community Outreach Committee working with a variety of projects each year including: Field trips, film events and fund raising for the Scholarship Program, informational and educational exhibits, Green Home Tours, special school projects to name a few functions and assistance with the Conservancy Annual Appeal fund raising project.

~ Land and Resource Committee offering land owners educational materials and counsel regarding land preservation through easement as well as conducting the easement process. The Committee also provides educational neighborhood events to offer valuable information to residents regarding land preservation and its impact for sustaining natural, agricultural, and esthetic features of our community affecting the quality of life for all.

~ Historic Resources Committee is largely focused on the development of the Lebanon County Heritage Trail but the Committee makes great efforts to work with community historical societies, educational groups, County Commissioners, Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Community of Lebanon Association and Historic Preservation Trust of Lebanon County to name a few groups and organizations to ensure our Lebanon Valley heritage is not lost.

It should be noted that quite a few residents and visitors who engage our members in conversation at many of our events consistently mention one of the many reasons they love the Lebanon Valley, and living here is because “it is so beautiful”.

“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?”

~ Robert Redford, Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985