Districts Sustain Agriculture
from Perry County Farmer
Maiden, PACD Executive Director
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* Protect and Conserve
Lebanon County Farmland for the Future
people about Lebanon County Natural Resources
all it costs to protect
a square foot of precious
Lebanon County Farmland
Secured Food Production
Improved Water Quality
Increased Water Quantity
Protection of our Agricultural Hertiage
Reduced Harmful Impacts of Stormwater
Provides Agricultural Related Jobs
Enhanced Wildlife Resources
Improved Quality of Life
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Farmland Preservation Appeal
from 2/1/13 through 1/31/14
2013 Pledges ....$85,907
You to all the local municipalities
who have generously donated to the
Lebanon County Farmland Preservation Program.
ALSO, thank you to the Lebanon County Commissioners for their
generous donation of $42,500.
of $128,407 to be matched by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
ACRES OF FARMLAND PRESERVED IN LEBANON COUNTY
consider making a donation to preserve Lebanon County Farmland.
Checks can be made payable to LCCD. ( List "Farm Preservation"on
the memo line) or call the office to make a credit card payment (Visa/Mastercard/Discover
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Gypsy Moth Control System
Discounted at $20 each (TAX INCLUDED)
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The Lebanon County Conservation District was organized at the request
of county citizens under the state's Conservation District Law to provide
conservation of the soil, water, woodland and wildlife resources; to
assist in watershed protection and flood prevention; to preserve the
tax base; and to protect and promote the health and general welfare
of the people of the county.
Lebanon County Commissioners declared a Conservation District on May
23, 1949, in accordance with the provisions of the
"Conservation District Law" of 1945, Act 217 of the Pennsylvania
General Assembly. Under this law, the Lebanon County Conservation District
may acquire real and personal property or the rights therein, and accept
contributions with the consent and approval of the State Conservation
Commission. Please contact the Lebanon County Conservation District
to discuss any protocols related to a gift or donation. Learn more about
conservation districts by viewing the slide
show (at bottom of page).
The Conservation District is an independent agency created by Lebanon
County under Pennsylvania's Conservation
District Law. It is not a state agency but is considered a subdivision
of state government, administered by a Board of Directors, composed
of at least four farm directors, no less than two public directors and
one County Commissioner. It operates under supervision of the State
Conservation Commission of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection. The Directors serve without pay and are chosen primarily
for their interest in soil and water conservation.
The District recognizes and respects the position and policies of all federal,
state, local agencies, organizations and individuals working in the
county who have responsibilities or an interest in the field of soil
and water conservation, land use planning and related types of work.
Check out valuable links to energy conservation and recycling on our
Energy Conservation page under Outreach!
District MISSION AND GOALS
Message from the Manager
You are invited to participate in the annual plan of work of the District
at the annual November planning meeting and throughout the year. At
a time when the state and federal governments are returning control
of programs to the grassroots level, your District is poised more than
ever through your locally driven volunteer Board to meet the management
needs of our natural resources. Remember, it's your District, and only
you can make it work.
Interested in what's happening?
View our annual report.
Thank You For Your Interest,
Charles Wertz, Manager
Lebanon County Facts
Area: 362.9 square miles
County Seat: Lebanon
Population (2006 estimate): 126,883
People per square mile: 332.4
Number of Households (2000 census): 46,551
Average Annual Precipitation: 36 inches
Average Annual Temperature: 50 degrees
Number of Municipalities: 26