News & Events


Celebrating Women’s History Month: Four Influential Environmental Advocates

These four women (from left to right: Rosalie Edge, Margaret Murie, Rachel Carson, and Greta Thunberg) have made a significant impact on the history of the environmental conservation movement. Heritage Conservancy proudly celebrates Women’s History Month. We’d like to take a moment to recognize four women who have been influential in the history of environmental [...]


Regrowth and Reforestation: Replacing Ash Trees

Each ash species has leaves that generally turn a brilliant yellow in the fall. Once a thriving component of PA forests, the ash tree genus (Fraxinus) has hit hard times in the past two decades. For me, the best antidote to this feeling is to imagine what may come next if we are good and [...]


Heritage Conservancy Adds Three New Buildings to its Register of Historic Places

Any structure that is approved for the Register of Historic Places is eligible to display a plaque to recognize its historic and/or architectural elements. Three new buildings, the Scholl Pottery House, the Renninger Apartment Building, and the Theodore Cornell Manor, have been added to Heritage Conservancy’s Register of Historic Places. Heritage Conservancy maintains and updates [...]


Maria Rieders Named New Board Chair

Maria Rieders, Heritage Conservancy’s new Board Chair. With the start of 2023, Heritage Conservancy has named Maria T. Rieders, Ph.D., the new Chair of its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors assists Heritage Conservancy in achieving its mission, and its members’ combined extensive experience and commitment help bolster efforts in preservation, reaching financial goals, [...]


Two Turtles for World Wetlands Day

Two native species of the turtle variety that are often found around or within wetlands. Wetlands come in a variety of types. Some are found along the coast, such as tidal marshes, while others can be found isolated along mountain ranges, such as vernal pools. Pennsylvania is rich with a variety of wetland types, along [...]


What’s Happening Here? An Important Update on Our Fuller-Pursell Preserve

As you walk around the Fuller-Pursell Preserve, you’ll notice many trees that we recently cut down. What did we do, why did we do it, and what happens now? The forest at Fuller-Pursell contained 3000 or more dead ash trees – victims of the emerald ash borer, an invasive insect that has killed tens of [...]


The Year Ahead

Happy New Year! Heritage Conservancy is grateful to everyone who helped with the successes of the past year. We had many notable achievements in 2022: our Christmas at Aldie event was the most successful one to date, we launched our Guide for Social-Emotional Learning, worked to accept The Grand Theater into our Register of Historic [...]


Fred Beans Family Donates $10,000 to Heritage Conservancy’s Educational Programs

Our Community Engagement Programs Manager Shannon Fredebaugh-Siller (left), Vice President of Fred Beans Automotive Group Beth Beans Gilbert (center), and our Senior Development Associate Emily Bonavitacola (right). Heritage Conservancy is grateful for Fred Beans family’s contribution toward our educational initiatives, which engage over 2,000 students annually across various schools throughout Bucks County. Over the course [...]


Three Reasons to Get Outside This Winter

A sleepy Great Horned Owl, normally hidden, stands out quite easily on a leafless branch. Winter has arrived, and for many, this means that time spent outside will more or less cease to exist. Frigid conditions don’t compare well to the warmth and comfort of the indoors. Yet, I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss [...]


10 Years of Amphibian Conservation

Each spring and fall, Heritage Conservancy volunteers take to the streets to save these cold-blooded critters. During certain rainstorms, amphibians migrate to their breeding grounds. However, roads often intersect these journeys, leading to unfortunate casualties. At two locations in Bucks County, Heritage Conservancy volunteers go out at night, often in a downpour, to help these [...]



    1. Fridays in the Forest Workday: Fuller Preserve

      March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    2. Fridays in the Forest Workday: Quakertown Swamp

      March 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    3. Croydon Woods Cleanup and Habitat Improvement Workday

      April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    4. Mulch Madness

      April 18 - April 19
    5. Business Partner Reception

      April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm