This month we will hear about The Lancaster County Conservancy. Staff member, Kathie Shirk-Gonick, serves as Director of Land Protection; she is also In-House Counsel for the Conservancy. Kate will tell us how land is acquired and will share visitor info on the various conserved areas.
Kate Gonick, a native of Lancaster County, holds a B.A. from Sweet Briar College, an M.A. in Anthropology/Archaeology from Temple University, where she is also a doctoral candidate; she has a J.D. from PSU Dickinson School of Law. Kate has a career in historic preservation planning, having previously held a position at the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, PA, drafting subdivision and land development and working on general land use. Kate also held the position of Cultural Resource and Environmental Planner/Archaeologist for the Pinelands Commission, New Lisbon, N.J. and developed a program in archaeology for Cheyney University.