The Conservancy Protects 16 Acres of Valuable Habitat
Pictured: TLVC lawyer, Rich Raiders; John and Wendy Jegla; past TLVC Executive Director, Laurie Crawford; and TLVC Board President, Jon Schach
Last month, the Lebanon Valley Conservancy, together with the Jegla family, protected 16 acres of land, including a beautiful stretch of young forest, a wetland along Furnace Creek, and acres of sustainably farmed agricultural and grazing land. This stretch of land also contains plants and animals of special interest and endangered species habitat.

The preservation of this property was made possible through the cooperation of TLVC’s land and resources committee, chaired by Chuck Wertz. Conservancy members Bob Arnold, Jim Logan and George Gress assisted in identifying rare species of plants on the property, including native wildflowers and a heritage oak tree. Macro-invertebrates and aquatic species were identified in the stream and a Forest Stewardship Plan was written to assist in future stewardship of the forest.

Thanks to the Jegla family and everyone involved for helping to protect this important land. If you're interested in learning more about land preservation, please visit our website at or reach out to us at
Tower To Town: Oct 3
Run solo or as a two-person team through beautiful Mt. Gretna, all the way into the city in the Tower to Town 10-miler, supporting urban green spaces in our community. Proceeds from the race will benefit the John E. Wengert Memorial Park. For more information, visit
Herr Hike Hosted
We went for a hike in Cold Spring with Larry Herr, local legend and amazing support for land preservation in our region. Thank you, Larry, for sharing the history, ecology and beauty of the mountains in Lebanon County and thanks to everyone who joined us on our hike!
Thanks, LFCU!
The Lebanon Federal Credit Union's Employee Dress Down Donation of the second quarter, a total of $800, was donated to the Lebanon Valley Conservancy. Thanks so much for your generous donation, LFCU!

Pictured:Courtney Reimann, Executive Director,TLVC; Wendy Kalbach, VP of Business & Community Development, LFCU
We've been hiking, working on land preservation, and planning for upcoming projects and events. Don't miss our new "True Nature Tuesdays" on our Facebook page, where we share our favorite nature spots in the Lebanon Valley and you can share your nature photos too! Please update your contacts with our new (and shorter) email address, and follow us on facebook and/or Instagram for more photos, stories, and tips. Fall tree planting dates are coming soon!

We would also like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of George Kaufman, former TLVC Board member, who recently passed away. George worked for the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks for 35 years. After retiring, he stayed involved with parks and recreation and was also very active in supporting his local community, along with leading initiatives for many great causes and helping local nonprofits. Read more about George's distinguished life and accomplishments here.
Thanks to Our Newest Members and Renewing Members for Caring about Our Local Environment!

 Ed & Jeanne Arnold | June Blouch
Joan Gibble | Anita Haulman | Paul & Julie Hermon

Not a member? Consider joining us and helping with our mission in the Lebanon Valley. Individual memberships are $100, business memberships start at $1,000, and student memberships are FREE! Click here to view our membership brochure.
Thanks to Chrisland Engineering for being our Tower to Town Event Sponsor!
News Links
• Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine: Information from the PA Department of Agriculture
• Check the PA Environmental Council Bill Tracker for status on PA conservation efforts

Local Activities/Events
October 3: Save the date for the 4th Annual Tower to Town 10-Miler
• Enjoy the outdoors! Additional info at Visit Lebanon Valley or follow our Facebook page for ideas/videos. Visit the park's website prior to venturing out and please follow current COVID-19 guidelines.
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The Lebanon Valley Conservancy works to protect the cultural, historical and environmental resources
of our region. We are committed to collaborating with our community to ensure equitable access
to all of these resources for the benefit of present and future generations.