Lackawanna Valley Conservancy

Your support for the Lackawanna River Corridor Association (LRCA) also helps the work of our affiliate, the Lackawanna Valley Conservancy (LVC).  The Conservancy works with property owners and municipalities to help preserve areas in our watershed.  The LRCA and the LVC share a goal to work together to help preserve over 100,000 acres of natural and scenic watershed lands across our region.
 
The Lackawanna River is better, cleaner and safer than it has been since the mid-1800's, but much more work is needed.  LRCA has attracted over $30 million in federal and state funding for river clean up projects.  These include projects addressing combined sewer overflows (CSO's) and acid mine drainage (AMD) where metal laden water flows from old mine tunnels into the river.  Hundreds of acres of culm dumps and strip mine pits are targeted for reclamation as parks and community development projects. 
 
The Lackawanna Valley Conservancy exists to promote the conservation of watershed lands, forest, wetlands, natural areas, historical, scenic, and recreational resources in the Lackawanna Valley.  To further this mission the Conservancy works closely with the Lackawanna River Corridor Association, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority and other agencies interested in the conserving our valley's resources.  The Conservancy holds conservation easements and accepts endowments to support the maintenance of conserved lands and natural resources.  LVC can work with property owners to help meet economic and conservation goals for their property.
 
The Conservancy owns nine properties along the River in Duryea, Old Forge, Taylor, Scranton, Throop, and Jermyn.  The Scranton parcel is open to the public as the Providence Reach of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.  This 2000 foot long section of the trail transits the property along the river from Market Street to Depot and Dean Streets and is accessible from the parking lot of our offices at the Silkman House 2006 North Main Avenue.  LVC also owns a one-mile reach of the Pennsylvania Coal Company Gravity Railroad on Moosic Mountain in Dunmore and holds a conservation easement on the Moffat Estate in Covington Township and on 16 acres of the river corridor in Carbondale.
 
The LVC works cooperatively with other conservancies and land trusts in Northeast PA and will gladly assist property owners to better conserve their lands in the Lackawanna Valley and nearby areas.  You may contact the Conservancy by calling 570-347-6311.


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