Lancaster County Conservation District


Public Libraries are pleased to welcome Sallie Gregory, conservation educator will share special events as part of this year’s Summer Reading ProgramHer offerings include three programs: Backbone Bonanza, How Much Water Do We Eat? and Spider Web Wonders.  Programs start on June 15 and run through August 17.


Spider Web Wonders – Eek! 

There are more than 37,000 spider species on Earth. Rather than running from them, befriend the eight legged creatures that benefit humans and the food we eat.


Date Time Location
Wednesday, June 15 10:00 am Manheim Community Library
Wednesday, June 29 1:00 pm Pequea Valley Public Library
Wednesday, July 6 1:00 pm Eastern Lancaster County Library
Thursday, July 14 2:00 pm Moores Memorial Library
Tuesday, August 2  2:00 pm Adamstown Area Library (HELD at Peace United Church of Christ)
Wednesday, August 3 10:30 am Salisbury Township Branch Library
Thursday, August 4 11:00 am Strasburg-Heisler Library
Tuesday, August 9 2:00 pm Lancaster Public Library
Wednesday, August 17 10:30 am Milanof-Schock Library


Backbone Bonanza

Imagine a world without backbones and you’ll need to picture a lot of creatures that appear more like a bowl of jelly than a structured functional animal. Find out why a healthy vertebrate provides a strong, flexible construction for supporting the majority of creatures on earth.


Date Time Location
Thursday, June 23 2:30 pm Manheim Township Public Library
Thursday, August 4 2:00 pm Ephrata Public Library
Monday, August 8 10:00 am Columbia Public Library (HELD at Park Elementary School right next door to the library)
Wednesday, August 10 2:00 pm Quarryville Public Library


How Much Water Do We Eat?

Just add water and you remain happy and healthy. Explore the importance of water in all that we eat. Often taken for granted, clean fresh water is a vital part of sustaining people, plants and animals.


Date Time Location
Wednesday, June 29 6:30 pm Lititz Public Library
Monday, August 1 1:30 pm Lancaster Public Library West – Mountville Branch
Wednesday, August 3 2:30 pm Lancaster Public Library East – Leola Branch


The Lancaster County Conservation District is a local agency connecting and coordinating conservation activities throughout Lancaster County. With a focus on soil and water issue, the Conservation District includes departments to assist agriculture, building industry erosion control, along with watershed and environmental education.   To learn more about the Lancaster County Conservation district, visit:

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