In 2010, 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 were used to acquire conservation easements on approximately 37 acres of land along Mine Hill Road. The area is now known as the Rattlesnake and Mine Hill Wildlife Preservation Trust property.
Growing Greener investments have made the Lititz Run Watershed Alliance (LRWA) a catalyst for change in the community. In 1999 LRWA was awarded its first Growing Greener grant to conduct a riparian buffer establishment project on a tributary stream to Lititz Run. The Wynfield project was situated on the Santo Domingo Creek tributary and surrounded […]
At one time there were over 100 mine discharges in the Toby Creek watershed. Thanks to the persistent efforts of the Toby Creek Watershed Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the federal Office of Surface Mining, almost all of the discharges are controlled. Members of the Toby Creek Watershed Association began cleaning up […]
Pleasant Hill Park is a three-acre park and public boat launch situated on the Delaware River in the East Torresdale neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia. There were once a variety of problems plaguing the park. Neighbors and city residents had no access to the river for casual walking and viewing. The design was not friendly to […]
The Pennypack Preserve encompasses 771 acres and is the second-largest privately-owned natural area open to the public in Montgomery County. In 2010, the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust (PERT), which manages the preserve, acquired an additional 37 acres in a deal that involved private, state, county, borough, and township resources. This complex acquisition was made possible […]