News & Events


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 [...]


Christmas at Aldie 2022

On Sunday, December 4th, we gathered together for our 34th annual Christmas at Aldie event at Aldie Mansion! We kicked off the holiday season with lavishly gilded hallways, sparkling décor, festive music, and divine cuisine by Jeffrey A. Miller Catering. Together we celebrated our common goal of making the world a better place for generations [...]


The Plight of the Ash Trees

Though endowed with incredible natural beauty, Upper Bucks County has extremely limited public space for its residents to enjoy. For this reason, Heritage Conservancy’s ~100-acre Fuller-Pursell Preserve in Springfield Township is a true community asset and is one of our most-visited preserves. Fuller-Pursell provides a place where both local residents and distant visitors can go [...]


Endangered Monarchs and Our Role in Helping Them

Monarch butterflies were added to the endangered species list this year due to their rapidly declining populations. MONARCH BUTTERFLIES One of the most famous butterfly species, the Monarch butterfly, is not just known for its iconic orange and black coloration but also their unique life history. These butterflies make some of the most spectacular migrations [...]


The Land is Our Lifeline

Your support is key to ensuring the completion of the 22 active land conservation projects, totaling 1,200 acres (that’s the size of Central Park in NYC)! CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THIS EFFORT Since 1958, Heritage Conservancy has worked to protect more than 16,000 acres of the most beautiful and important lands in our region. [...]



    1. Fridays in the Forest Workday

      February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    2. Fridays in the Forest Workday

      February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    3. Business Partners Reception

      April 19