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 doing important work to protect land, improve air and water quality, and preserve history and culture of our region.

~ Community Conservation Committee working with a variety of projects each year including: Spring and fall Tree plantings, urban meadow transitions, community forums, outdoor recreation initiatives like Tour de Lebanon Valley Bike Ride and Tower to Town 10 Miler Race. As well as green space parks like the John E. Wengert Memorial Park and Liberty Trail Park downtown.

~ 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 with maps of Cornwall, Annville, Jonestown, Mt. Gretna, Downtown Lebanon, Schaefferstown and Palmyra.

~ Fundraising and Outreach works on events in the community, Lecture Series, Giving Days, restaurant fundraisers and in 2020 our 20th Anniversary celebration.

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