Pigeon Run Greenway Corridor Gap Closed
The Conservation Easement that was placed on the 22-acre Hevner property in Charlestown Township on August 8 closes a gap in the Pigeon Run Greenway Corridor and provides protection for the Horse-Shoe Trail, as well as an additional public trail along the perimeter of the property. Consisting of woodlands, an extensive stream corridor and rolling pastures, the property includes the headwaters of the Pigeon Run, a tributary to the Pickering Creek. This easement is the latest in a long list of conservation partnerships between the Trust and Charlestown, based on a shared vision of creating a contiguous corridor of protected land and trail connections, funded through the municipal Open Space Initiative.
Home to Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy, the Hevner property provides pastures and riding facilities for the therapy horses and riders and will remain in its natural state, with just one additional residence allowed.
The Trust applauds Charlestown Township and Richard Hevner for their commitment to conservation and for choosing the Trust to facilitate their goals.
Left to Right: Trust VP-Tildy Wren; Township Manager-Linda Csete; Trust Cons. Director-Pam Brown; Rick Hevner; Supervisor-Kevin Kuhn