News & Events


Farm to Table 2022

We are so grateful to everyone that could join us at Farm to Table this year! After a considerable break, it was wonderful to gather again in person with so many of you. Your shared passion for preserving and protecting our natural and historic heritage is inspiring! We hope everyone enjoyed themselves exploring Russell-Mandel Preserve [...]


Riparian Buffers: The Unsung Heroes of Aquatic Ecosystems

A healthy riparian buffer consists of a diversity of native plants that help protect the waterway as well as its inhabitants. INTRO A riparian buffer is an area of land that borders a stream, pond, lake, river, etc. A healthy riparian buffer consists of a wide section of vegetation, preferably forest, that buffers a waterway from [...]


Garden Party 2022

We are so grateful to everyone that could join us at Garden Party this year! It was an absolute pleasure to see attendees’ smiling faces back at Aldie Mansion and to celebrate a united commitment to preservation efforts. Garden Party is Heritage Conservancy’s annual opportunity to thank donors for their support throughout the year and for all [...]


Cub Scout Pack 133 Bear Den visits Hart’s Woods

On Saturday, June 4, 2022, four scouts plus two little siblings from the Cub Scout Pack 133 Bear Den in Chalfont, PA conducted a stream survey at Hart’s Woods Nature Preserve. The group found giant water scavenger beetles, which are predaceous on aquatic species, including mosquito larvae. They also found a variety of aquatic species including water striders, a northern two-lined [...]


Wineberries: A Tasty Opportunity To Take Action

Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) INTRO Have you ever been out on a midsummer night stroll and spotted a red fruit growing on a prickly bramble? With the fruit itself made up of a cluster of small red berries, your instinct might lead you to believe that it is raspberry. However, upon closer inspection, you notice that the [...]


New Faces of Heritage Conservancy: Part 2

Heritage Conservancy is excited to announce that we have added three new staff members to our team. Find out more about their roles and responsibilities in the descriptions below. Please help us make them feel welcome! Matt Babbitt, Conservation Acquisition Specialist As Conservation Acquisition Specialist, Matt advances collaborative and lasting partnerships with private land owners, [...]


Transforming Invasive Plants Into Delicious Pesto

Garlic mustard plants can grow up to three feet tall and be identified by their heart-shaped leaves with scalloped edges and clusters of small, four-petal white flowers. INTRO Springtime on the East Coast brings an abundance of garlic mustard plants. Whether on the side of the road, on the edge of a crop field, or [...]


Earth Day in May & New Nature Play Areas at Croydon Woods Nature Preserve

Despite the sweltering heat on Saturday, guests were excited to attend our Earth Day in May event at the Croydon Woods Nature Preserve! Throughout the day, there were several nature walks that took guests on a short hike throughout the woods. One child in particular loved the nature walk and was excited to share that [...]


Habitat Exploration at Quakertown Swamp Preserve

Monday, April 11th, was an exciting day at our Quakertown Swamp Preserve! 25 second and third grade students from Quakertown United Friends School, along with 10 parents and 2 teachers, joined staff and volunteers on a habitat exploration. Laughter and smiles were abundant as students and parents trekked through the mud and splashed through the [...]


Heritage Conservancy Receives a TreeVitalize Grant

Our stewardship team is gearing up to plant 300 trees and shrubs, thanks to the 2022 Southeast PA TreeVitalize Watersheds grant. Starting this spring and continuing into fall, the plantings will occur along tributaries of the Pidcock and Neshaminy Creeks at two of our preserves. All trees will be tolerant of moist soils and flooding, [...]



    1. Concerts in the Garden – August

      August 23 @ 6:30 pm
    2. Kayak Trip to Hendrick Island

      September 11 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
    3. River Days Cleanup at Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve

      September 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    4. Tree Planting at Bellwood Preserve

      October 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    5. Tree Planting at Hart’s Woods Preserve

      October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm