The County of Lehigh, in conjunction with the Sterling Raber Agricultural Land Preservation Board of Lehigh County, has created the Municipal Partnership Program to aide townships in the preservation of their farmland and boost funding for farmland preservation in Lehigh County.
Municipalities have several options to help preserve their farmland:
The additional State preservation funds that are generated by township contribution to the County total can be used to preserve more farmland not only in that municipality, but across Lehigh county. This extends Lehigh County’s preservation funding and capacity.
3 A township may develop a preservation fund on their own to assist in the preservation of farmland. This could be by creating a General Fund line item or by a voter Referendum.
For more details on the Municipal Partnership program contact:
Donna Wright, Farmland Preservation Specialist, at the Farmland Preservation Office 610-336-5680 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your local municipality to encourage their participation in the Municipal Partnership Program!