Heritage Conservancy received a Community Conservation Partnerships Program (C2P2) grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for open space preservation in Durham Township, Bucks County. Funds will be used to acquire conservation easements on approximately 39 acres of land along Mine Hill Road. These properties, known as the Rattlesnake and Mine Hill acquisitions, will provide critical habitat, open space, and passive recreation.
“This is good news for Heritage Conservancy, Bucks County, and all local residents,” said State Senator Mensch (R-Bucks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton). “Grants that protect open space and our natural environment are long-term investments in communities and improve the quality of life for everyone.”
Durham Township, at only 6,410 acres, is one of the smallest of the 31 townships in Bucks County. Prime agricultural land and the rolling, wooded terrain are its two predominant characteristics. Cooks Creek, classified as an Exceptional Value coldwater fishery by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Department of Environmental Protection, drains about two thirds of the Township’s area.