b'Protecting Our Natural ResourcesWe strive to connect your community with our preserved opened spaces andto provide a place for everyone to experience the wonders and benefits of nature. Thats why we were thrilled to be a part of the following major landconservation accomplishments in 2020! These two properties will allowfor public access to give everyone a place to enjoy the great outdoors.From brownfield to green spaceIf youve driven along the Broad Street corridor in Doylestown recently, you may have noticed the activity at the previous PennDOT site! We are excited about the progress that has been made. Space has been cleared for the installation of a 3-acre public park for all to enjoy (including the young enthusiast pictured). Heritage Conservancy is proudto have made this community green space possible through a public-private partnership with the Boroughof Doylestown! The historic building across from the park will be used for the Central Bucks Police Department. not fall into private hands that would have almost assuredly prohibited public access to With this acquisition, we are assuring that this key access point to the Delaware Canal does both the canal and the river, said Jeffrey Marshall, President of Heritage Conservancy.Providing key access points to waterways and promoting connection to the waterare key goals in our work with the William Penn Foundation. In an exciting move that preserved the entire 118-acre farm in Upper Makefield Township that had been home to the David Library of the American Revolution (DLAR), Heritage Conservancy and Pennsylvanias Department of Conservationand Natural Resources cooperatively agreed to acquire the property. The agreement made the riverfront property available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of the Delaware Canal State Park to provide public access. Heritage Conservancy agreed to include the transfer of its Sol & Rose Nature Preserve in the acquisition, which is a wooded 25-acre site north of the library between the canal and River Road. 8'