Press Releases

Nearly 30 acres of land preserved in Williams Township!

Heritage Conservancy recently facilitated the placement of a conservation easement on 29.24 acres of land in Williams Township, Northampton County. Owners Walter and Ligaya Russell signed an easement to preserve their property, which consists of the headwaters to the Fry’s Run Watershed, forested riparian buffers, woodlands, fields, native grassland meadows, and an organic fruit tree orchard. “For nearly […]

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Heritage Conservancy Welcomes Three New Board Members

Three new board members, each with deep ties to Bucks County and a love for its natural beauty and rich history, will be adding their energy, experience and knowledge to Heritage Conservancy’s Board of Directors. The Doylestown-based land conservation and historic preservation non-profit announced that Lynn Bush, the former Executive Director of the Bucks County […]

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Heritage Conservancy Facilitates Preservation of 35-acre Property in Springfield Township and Lower Saucon Township

In working with local townships and state and federal agencies, Heritage Conservancy, recently facilitated the placement of a conservation easement on the 35.5-acre Seifert property, which is located on Martin’s Lane in Springfield Township, Bucks County, and Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County (the property crosses county lines). The property is located adjacent to other preserved […]

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Defining Our Landscapes: What Is a Wolf Tree?

What’s the first thing that would come to mind if we were to tell you that we have “wolf trees” on some of our preserved properties? Would you assume that this meant the tree resembled a wolf in one way or another? Or that perhaps it’s often used as a source of shelter for roaming […]

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Keeping It Wild At Quakertown Swamp

Lately, our conservation stewards have been busy doing maintenance work on our Quakertown Swamp Preserve–but the end goal isn’t to make it look pretty. “We’re trying to keep the surrounding forest from reclaiming it back to the forest it once was,” explains Jim Drennan, Senior Conservation Steward. “Shrubland habitat has best been described as messy, […]

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Heritage Conservancy receives $150,000 donation from Fred Beans Family of Dealerships

Heritage Conservancy recently received a generous donation from a local business corporation. The Fred Beans Family of Dealerships donated $150,000 to the Conservancy’s Keeping the Promise (KTP) endowment fund. The KTP fund strengthens Heritage Conservancy’s promise to landowners and local residents to protect our natural and historic heritage in perpetuity. Entering into its 60th anniversary […]

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Heritage Conservancy and Alan Fetterman Announce The Wind in the Willows of Bucks County: A Fine Art Exhibit and Book Release Open House

Heritage Conservancy has announced that it will transform its historic Aldie Mansion headquarters for “The Wind in the Willows of Bucks County: An Alan Fetterman Exhibit.” Alan Fetterman, one of Bucks County’s premier plein air impressionist painters, embarked on a creative journey to impart his talents for The Wind in the Willows of Bucks County, […]

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Heritage Conservancy Raises $60,000 at Farm to Table Dinner

Photo by Mike Maney Proceeds benefit land conservation and historic preservation in Bucks County To view photos from the event, click HERE. Heritage Conservancy held its 9th annual Farm to Table on Saturday, August 5th, at the Conservancy’s Russell-Mandel Preserve in Buckingham Township, PA. During a magical evening, over 225 guests helped to raise $60,000 […]

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Heritage Conservancy Acquires the 40-acre Jerry Pursell Nature Preserve in Springfield Township

This property combines with the Conservancy’s Fuller Preserve to make a 100-acre nature preserve that is open to the public. With assistance from Springfield Township and the Bucks County’s Natural Areas Program, Heritage Conservancy acquired 40 acres of woodlands in Springfield Township, Bucks County. Located along Slifer Valley Road, the acquisition of the Jerry Pursell […]

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Heritage Conservancy Honors Heritage Partnership Award Winners at Annual Garden Party

Event also celebrated organization’s members and donors Heritage Conservancy, an accredited not-for-profit land conservation organization that is dedicated to preserving and protecting our natural and historic heritage, hosted its annual member appreciation and donor recognition event on the evening of Wednesday, June 7th, at historic Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, PA. The Conservancy welcomed a record-breaking […]

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Events

    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