Lancaster County leads the nation in farmland preservation with over 1,500 family farms and more than115,000 acres protected forever.
But preserving a farm is only the beginning!
Long-term care of farmland – including conservation planning and Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation – helps farmers and their communities create a sustainable future.
We hope you will join us for a tour of a preserved farm and to learn more about how Lancaster Farmland Trust and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay are addressing natural resource concerns on Lancaster County farms to benefit soil health and productivity, while keeping local streams and rivers clean!
- This is a tour of a working farm, so please dress accordingly (i.e. closed toed shoes, long pants).
- Water and snacks will be available.
- This tour is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, but will involve walking or standing for the entire event and walking on uneven surfaces.
- There will be no onsite restroom facilities available.
- This event is weather dependent. In the case of inclement weather, we will try to give as much notice as possible on postponing the event via email.
What is Lancaster Water Week?
Now in its 6th year, Lancaster Water Week celebrates the 1,400 miles of streams and rivers in Lancaster County, PA. These cricks and creeks are the source of our drinking water, drive economic and agricultural growth, and allow us to escape into nature to fish, paddle, and swim. Many of these beautiful streams are polluted, but there is an incredible effort underway to bring them back to health in our lifetime.
Join us during Water Week for over 20 events as we paddle, stomp, explore, volunteer, and take action as a community to protect our streams and rivers for the future!
Learn more: www.lancasterwaterweek.org
Phone: (717) 392-7891
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preserved Farm in Willow Street
261 Byerland Church Rd
Willow Street, Pennsylvania 17584