The Wohlsen family has formed a partnership with Franklin & Marshall in order to take advantage of the College's considerable experience, scientific knowledge and management resources. F&M will be able to preserve and care for this wonderful site for many generations, while maintaining the Conservancy in its natural state and upholding its important role in the community.
Dues-paying members, as well as other authorized groups and visitors granted permission, may use the Conservancy. Fishermen with Trout Unlimited fishing badges may use the grounds for catch-and-release fishing. Franklin & Marshall College classes will have access if they have scheduled the trip in advance. Members of the F&M community may visit the conservancy at any time with their ID card and window sticker. Certain Conservancy facilities can be rented by outside groups for a fee.
Yes, as long as you are a Trout Unlimited or Millport member with a fishing badge. The Donegal chapter of Trout Unlimited sells yearly fishing badges.
Yes. Dues-paying members should have their membership cards and/or fishing badges. Franklin & Marshall College students or employees must have their College ID cards on a lanyard and an F&M sticker on the windshield of their car.
You can call 717-626-0414 or visit the membership page. Mail inquiries can be sent to Millport Conservancy, 737 East Millport Road, Lititz, PA. 17543.
There is no user fee for Franklin & Marshall students or employees. Others are able to purchase Millport memberships. Note that mill rentals do involve a fee, however.
Millport is maintained by the Conservancy and Franklin & Marshall, and individuals with contracts from the College and the Conservancy. Volunteer groups also work on special projects at the site.
Funding comes from Wohlsen family gifts, membership dues, grants and donations. In addition, Franklin & Marshall is currently in the planning process for implementing long-term funding.
The address is 737 East Millport Road, Lititz, PA 17543. It is located along East Millport and Warwick Roads in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pa. See the contact information page for details and a map for directions.
The restored Lititz Run stream is the cornerstone of the property. You will also see wetlands, ponds, riparian habitats, croplands, hardwood and coniferous forests, meadows, as well as the old mill and its raceway. Many species of birds and mammals are present, too.
Visitors should park in the grass field along Millport Road and not in the driveway.
The land is owned by the nonprofit Millport Conservancy.
A seven-member board, two of whom are nominated by the Wohlsen family and five of whom are nominated by Franklin & Marshall, governs the Conservancy. F&M employs a Millport liaison, and the members of the Wohlsen family continue to work at Millport.