Our Partnerships

Our Partnerships

Several environmental partners in the Erie region, including, PA Sea Grant, the Erie County Environmental Coalition (ECEC), the Partnership for a Healthy Mill Creek Watershed (PHMCW), The Lake Erie Arboretum Foundation (LEAF), Environment Erie and the Lake Erie Region Conservancy (LERC) have been working together during the past several years ...

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Accomplishments of the LERC

Accomplishments of the LERC

Since 2005, LERC has led the efforts to protect over 1,600 acres of open space in Erie County which includes over 4 miles of lake front and stream frontage at a cost of over $16 million.  These properties are protected forever for public use which adds to our quality of ...

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LERC Board of Directors

LERC Board of Directors

Our current board of directors: Tom Fuhrman, President Dave VanAmburg, VanAmburg Group, Inc. Christine Hetz, Fairview Evergreen Ed Kissell, S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Pat Lupo, OSB, Great Lakes Commission Dave Skellie, PA Sea Grant Steve Porter, Esq., Climate Change Glen Thompson, Custom Electronics Patrick Traphagen, Custom Engineering Joy Knap, NWPGA Tom Cermak, PA Sea Grant Adam Welch, Editor, Erie Reader Terry Olsen, Lilly Braodcasting Mike DeCort, Retired Susan ...

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LERC Presents Protected Open Spaces Study Results

LERC Presents Protected Open Spaces Study Results

ERIE'S MOST IMPORTANT STUDY OF THE YEAR LERC and VanAmburg Group, Inc. recently completed a critical study: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PROTECTED OPEN SPACE IN ERIE COUNTY, PA Tom Fuhrman and David VanAmburg presented the results at the Jefferson Education Society to a packed house on February 7, 2013. The audience of 80 ...

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Goals of the LERC

Goals of the LERC

Work with existing agencies to assist in the acquisition of conservation easements or land in our area. Work with area farmers to help take advantage of the State Agricultural Preservation or other compensation programs. Acquaint landowners with alternative preservation techniques, such as conservation easement donations, and the tax benefits of such techniques. Work ...

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About the Lake Erie Region Conservancy (LERC)

About the Lake Erie Region Conservancy (LERC)

The Lake Erie Region Conservancy (LERC) was formed in 2000 as a local, non-profit, membership-supported organization dedicated to the identification, conservation and protection of the Lake Erie region's unique natural and cultural resources. LERC also promotes research, education and sustainable development. The Lake Erie region of northwestern Pennsylvania contains precious natural, historic, ...

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Lake Erie Region Conservancy FAQs

Lake Erie Region Conservancy FAQs

What is LERC? LERC is a non-profit land trust promoting cooperation between government agencies and the private sector to protect the Lake Erie region's resources. What are LERC Projects? LERC's projects promote research, education and sustainable development by pursuing conservation easements through the Lake Erie Watershed Conservation Plan and other projects. What is a Conservation Easement? A voluntary agreement ...

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Our Partnerships

Several environmental partners in the Erie region, including, PA Sea Grant, the Erie County Environmental Coalition (ECEC), the Partnership for a Healthy Mill Creek Watershed (PHMCW), The Lake Erie Arboretum Foundation (LEAF), Environment Erie and the Lake Erie Region Conservancy (LERC) have been working togetherContinue reading

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Accomplishments of the LERC

Since 2005, LERC has led the efforts to protect over 1,600 acres of open space in Erie County which includes over 4 miles of lake front and stream frontage at a cost of over $16 million.  These properties are protected forever for public use whichContinue reading

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LERC Board of Directors

Our current board of directors: Tom Fuhrman, President Dave VanAmburg, VanAmburg Group, Inc. Christine Hetz, Fairview Evergreen Ed Kissell, S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Pat Lupo, OSB, Great Lakes Commission Dave Skellie, PA Sea Grant Steve Porter, Esq., Climate Change Glen Thompson, Custom Electronics Patrick Traphagen, Custom Engineering JoyContinue reading

Tom Fuhrman Presents Study at Jefferson Education Society, February 7, 2013

LERC Presents Protected Open Spaces Study Results

ERIE’S MOST IMPORTANT STUDY OF THE YEAR LERC and VanAmburg Group, Inc. recently completed a critical study: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PROTECTED OPEN SPACE IN ERIE COUNTY, PA Tom Fuhrman and David VanAmburg presented the results at the Jefferson Education Society to a packed houseContinue reading

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Director Speaks

Listen to the Director talk about LERC’s work.

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Goals of the LERC

Work with existing agencies to assist in the acquisition of conservation easements or land in our area. Work with area farmers to help take advantage of the State Agricultural Preservation or other compensation programs. Acquaint landowners with alternative preservation techniques, such as conservation easement donations,Continue reading

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About the Lake Erie Region Conservancy (LERC)

The Lake Erie Region Conservancy (LERC) was formed in 2000 as a local, non-profit, membership-supported organization dedicated to the identification, conservation and protection of the Lake Erie region’s unique natural and cultural resources. LERC also promotes research, education and sustainable development. The Lake Erie region ofContinue reading

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Lake Erie Region Conservancy FAQs

What is LERC? LERC is a non-profit land trust promoting cooperation between government agencies and the private sector to protect the Lake Erie region’s resources. What are LERC Projects? LERC’s projects promote research, education and sustainable development by pursuing conservation easements through the Lake Erie Watershed Conservation Plan andContinue reading