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Register for the 2015 Wind Tours

May 04, 2015 ·

LCSWMA, in conjunction with PPL Renewable Energy, will once again host public tours of the Turkey Point Wind Project on Saturday, May 30. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the two 1.6 megawatt wind turbines, tour the Frey Farm Landfill and enjoy some delicious Turkey Hill Dairy ice cream. All visitors will receive a small gift. 

Free 30-minute tours will depart from Creswell Park (3103 River Road, Conestoga) at the following times:
-9 a.m.
-10 a.m.
-11 a.m.
-1 p.m.
-2 p.m.
-3 p.m.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required for this rain or shine event. To register, visit or call 717-397-9968. 


Tags: Community Events · Frey Farm Landfill · Wind Energy

Register For Wind Tours

April 17, 2014 ·

Join LCSWMA and PPL Renewable Energy on Saturday, May 17 for the 4th Annual Spring Wind Tours event at the Wind Project at Turkey Point.

The 3.2 megawatt project, owned by PPL Renewable Energy, is located on LCSWMA’s Frey Farm Landfill in Lancaster County along the Susquehanna River. The power generated by the two 1.6 megawatt wind turbines is purchased by the adjacent Turkey Hill Dairy, maker of high-quality ice cream, milk and tea products.

The wind project generates about 21-25% of Turkey Hill Dairy’s annual electric needs – that’s enough power to produce five million gallons of ice cream each year!

During the Annual Wind Tours event, visitors have the opportunity to see the two wind turbines, hear from our experts and enjoy some delicious Turkey Hill ice cream.

Free 30-minute tours will depart from Creswell Park in Conestoga at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Pre registration is required and seating is limited, so be sure to sign up early!

To claim your spot, register online by visiting or call Allison Vollmer, Public Relations Coordinator, at 717-397-9968 ext. 196 to register over the phone.

Tags: Tours · Wind Energy

Registration Now OPEN for Spring Wind Tours

April 17, 2013 ·

Click the image below to register online, or visit:

Tags: Wind Energy

2012 Spring Wind Tours A Success

May 21, 2012 ·

On May 12th 2012, LCSWMA and PPL Renewable Energy once again offered free public tours of the Wind Project at Turkey Point. Over 350 adults and children toured this wind energy project located at our Frey Farm Landfill. 

Visitors were shuttled from Creswell Park to the wind project site where they enjoyed a scenic view of the Susquehanna River and some delicious Turkey Hill ice cream. Visitors also received a tour of our Rieber House Welcome Center, a restored and renovated circa 1770 farmhouse. There, they viewed photos and a video of the wind turbine construction process from fall 2010. Finally, each guest received a small gift to commemorate their day. 

Don’t worry if you missed this year’s tour. We offer this tour annually (pre-registration is required). Make sure you sign up for our Green Team e-newsletter list to receive an advanced invite to this event and more.   









Tags: Wind Energy

LCSWMA Receives PennFuture Award for Wind Project

October 11, 2011 ·

PennFuture recognized LCSWMA, along with PPL Renewable Energy and Turkey Hill Dairy, for our work in promoting clean energy in Pennsylvania.  The Wind Project at Turkey Point received the Green Power: Make It! award from PennFuture, highlighting the development of wind energy at LCSWMA's Frey Farm Landfill.

Click here to view a photo from the awards ceremony that took place on October 6, 2011.  James Warner (center), LCSWMA's CEO, is featured with John Cox (left) from Turkey Hill Dairy and Steve Gabrielle (right) from PPL Renewable Energy.

To learn more about the Wind Project at Turkey Point, click here.

Tags: Wind Energy