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Local Conservancy Provides Master Naturalist Program


Throughout December, the Lancaster County Conservancy (LCC) is accepting applications for its Master Naturalist Certification (MNC) program that will take place from March 26 through May 21, 2013, at Millersville University. The training, which includes field trips throughout Lancaster County, is designed for individuals with a passion for conservation and a desire to join in engaging the whole community to address the many challenges facing Pennsylvania’s natural resources.

LCC’s stated mission is to “… save and steward the ecosystems and landscapes upon which we depend for food, clean air and water, economic and public health, and the restoration of soul and spirit.” LCC is partnering with the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education, Millersville University and Lancaster County Park to conduct the MNC program, which comprises 55 hours of classroom training and field experience to create a trained corps of citizen volunteers that are motivated by environmental stewardship, and will support conservation efforts through service work in local parks and preserves. Master naturalists will complete 30 hours of community service during their first year, plus 20 more hours each year thereafter.Cost: $320. Location: 1 S. George St., Millersville. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

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