Together we Honored the Promise...
Three years ago, Lancaster Farmland Trust knew it had to do something drastic to pick up the pace of farmland preservation in Lancaster County. One thousand two hundred acres of rich, productive farmland are developed yearly to make way for the county’s growing population. According to projections, Lancaster County’s population will surge by 100,000 over the next 20 years. With growth inevitable and 50 farms on its waiting list, LFT leadership knew it had to act quickly to preserve these farms before they were lost forever.
In December of 2021 the campaign came to a close raising $8.4 million, exceeding our $7.5 million goal. This enabled the preservation of 62 farms and 4,040 acres of land, which includes 93,668 feet of stream frontage and 394 acres of forested land.
Because of our communities support of the Honoring the Promise capital campaign, we are leaving a remarkable legacy to future generations – our farmland and natural resources protected in perpetuity.
To stay in contact with LFT and to join us in protecting farmland visit LancasterFarmlandTrust.org