West Earl gets the word on farmland preservation
BY NORENE K. LAHR, Correspondent
Providing details about the Lancaster Farmland Trust's upcoming Pedal to Preserve bicycle ride was one element of the presentation by Amanda Hickle and Stephanie Smith, but the rest of their comments had to do with farmland preservation.
"Fourteen farms have been preserved in West Earl Township," they told supervisors during the West Earl supervisors' meeting Monday. "We'll be celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Trust this year, and we have a lot to accomplish throughout Lancaster County."
Smith pointed out that in addition to encouraging voluntary farm preservation, the Trust works with municipalities to make sure farms have conservation plans.
Details about the three June 1 bike ride routes, registration, maps and cue sheets are available at www.lancasterfarmlandtrust.org.
In other business at the meeting:
n Supervisors accepted the resignation of Roger Patterson, who will no longer serve on the township's sewer authority or parks and recreation board.
n Public works director Jim Houser announced that local students will celebrate Earth Day by helping to clean up a section of the Conestoga River near Turtle Hill Road on April 17. In addition, two Eagle Scout projects also are being organized to assist with municipal painting and stenciling tasks.
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