Thanks to all who helped us achieve another great year of conservation!
Nine conservation and trail easements projects were completed in 2012, totaling 528 acres of land that will never be impacted by dense development
In West Vincent Township
2 segments of the French Creek Trail were protected on the Roggio and Zartman/Patterson properties totaling nearly 1000 feet of additional trail easements.
In East Pikeland Township
The 17 acre horse farm owned by Gus and Jan Orr was placed under easement through our partnership the township and through their land protection program.
In Charlestown Township
- Richard Hevner’s 22 acre horse property, home to Hope Springs Therapy horseback riding was eased through the Township’s open space initiative.
- Harry and Marjorie Gill’s 32 acre equestrian property was also protected through the township’s dedicated open space funding program.
- Brightside Farm, a 25 acre historic farmstead owned by Charlestown Township, was placed under easement to ensure its use would never change as local administrations do over the years.
These three projects enhanced the conservation of the Pigeon Run stream corridor and provided protection for the Horse-Shoe Trail, as well as formalizing public access trails on two of the properties.
In East Goshen
The remaining 60 acres belonging to Thorncroft Therapeutic Horseback Riding were conserved by two conservation easements funded by grants secured from PA. DCNR, PA. DCED, Chester County and private foundations and donors. A non-motorized public trail links 3 farms and 2 preserves through the protection of the land.
In South Coventry and East Nantmeal Townships
Six existing conservation easement of Sam and Eleanor Morris’s Lundale Farm were merged into one new, comprehensive easement protecting 372 acres of active farmland and enabling the formation of the agricultural-educational non-profit, Lundale Farm, Inc.