What we do:
The LeTort Spring Run is a Pennsylvania Exceptional Value limestone stream noted for its pure, spring-fed water and wild brown trout fishery. Designated a Pennsylvania Scenic River, it attracts fly fishermen to Carlisle from around the world. The 9.2-mile-long stream drains into the Conodoguinet Creek in Middlesex Township, which flows to the Susquehanna River and into the Chesapeake Bay.
Since 1973, the LeTort Regional Authority (LRA) has worked to protect this natural treasure. The wild and beautiful 2-mile-long LeTort Nature Trail parallels the LeTort Spring Run. It is the centerpiece of a proposed regional greenway/trail network linking downtown Carlisle walking paths and bicycle lanes, parks and schools to the Shippensburg-Newville-Carlisle Rail-Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and parks in Middlesex, North Middleton, and South Middleton Townships. The Friends of the LeTort help the LRA to enhance and maintain the trail.
• Watershed Protection
• Trail Watch
• Pollution Management Projects
• Trail Maintenance
• Water Quality Monitoring
• Educational Programs
• Control of Invasive Species
• Special Event and Fundraising Assistance
Become a Friend of the LeTort by making a tax-deductible contribution. Honor a loved one with a memorial or tribute donation. Your generosity will support conservation efforts right here in Cumberland County. Fill out our APPLICATION or donate online via PayPal.
If you have a few hours a week or month and would like to make a difference by joining us, contact us today at 717.245.0508 or "friends at letort dot org". The Friends Committee meets every second Monday at Paneras in the MJ Mall across from Lamberton Middle School on South Hanover Street in Carlisle.
Thank you for helping to preserve and protect the LeTort Spring Run and nature trail!