Washington Township • 281 Acres
A short time after North Branch Land Trust learned that it had been left Riverside Farm by the late Ernest E. Howland, Camp Lackawanna leaders, neighboring landowners, approached the Land Trust about the possibility of seeking grant support to purchase a conservation easement on their property.
The Camp, located on the Vosburg Neck in Washington Township, Wyoming County, is contiguous to the Howland property and leaders of both organizations saw an unusual opportunity to collaborate for conservation purposes. The Land Trust worked with camp administrators to acquire funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
DCNR announced a grant of $265,000 in Spring 2006; one year later, Camp Lackawanna conserved 281 acres along the Susquehanna River. The grant represented half the value of the easement, and the landowner, the Presbytery of Lackawanna, donated the value of the other half to complete the transaction. Together, the Camp and the Land Trust have conserved more than 900 acres on the Vosburg Neck, Wyoming County, including almost four miles of riverfront.
The Camp and the Land Trust are resolved to work together on the conservation values of the Vosburg Neck whenever practicable.
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