Legislation would reauthorize National Heritage Areas
June 22, 2020

Pennsylvania’s NHAs include Delaware and Lehigh, Schuylkill River Valley, Lackawanna Valley, Oil Region, and Rivers of Steel. Under the bill, funding caps would be removed and Congress would continue funding the NHAs for 15 years.

Lancaster County Clean Water Fund Now Accepting Applications
June 22, 2020

Applications are due on July 26, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. If you are interested in applying, contact Allyson Gibson ( or click here.

U.S. Senate Passes Land & Water Conservation Fund Bill With Strong Support From Sportsmen
June 18, 2020
Agriculture Preserves 48 New Farms, 4,432 Acres; Urbanization Threatens Agricultural Lands
June 17, 2020

Access to farmland is vital to food security and meeting demands in both a regular and crisis climate. In 2019, an agriculture research study funded by the department and conducted by Dr. Thomas Daniels, University of Pennsylvania, found the total economic impact of farmland preservation in Pennsylvania to be valued from $1.8 to $2.9 billion annually. 


The farms preserved include crop, fruit and vegetable, dairy, nursery, beef and livestock operations. Click Here for a list of farms preserved.

Visit the Department of Agriculture’s Farmland Preservation webpage to learn more about this program.

Senate Passes Great American Outdoors Act
June 17, 2020

Now, for the first time, the Land and Water Conservation Fund is on a fast track to be guaranteed full funding and protected from annual funding raids.

Top places to birdwatch in our region
June 16, 2020
Keep PA Beautiful Receives Cigarette Litter Prevention Grant From Keep America Beautiful For Work In State Parks
June 16, 2020
Penn State Extension: Water Webinar Wednesday Series to Discuss Solutions to Drinking Water Problems
June 16, 2020

Starting June 24 through August 12 on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM, the Water Webinar Wednesday series will examine many common water problems and solutions Pennsylvania private water supply owners face. 

Black birders take flight with help from Philly scientists
June 15, 2020
As Pa. blooms from yellow to green, what will be the ‘new-normal’ way to visit public gardens?
June 11, 2020