Citizen Science at its Finest
On July 1st, members of our stewardship team, including our summer interns, were privileged to have the opportunity to visit the Perkasie, PA property of Heritage Conservancy Chairman Emeritus, William Hart Rufe III as he shared his prided Purple Martin habitat with us. On a community, county, and state level, Judge Rufe has committed his [...]
Marv Woodall Nominated as Chairman Emeritus!
On June 9th, Heritage Conservancy’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee nominated our newest Chairman Emeritus, Marv Woodall. Emeritus status is a mark of distinguished service, awarded to only a few, and is designated to a retired individual who has made a difference through their work. Board Member Jeffrey Nicholas presented this status to Marv and [...]
The Marshall Historic Preservation Fund Established in Celebration of Jeff Marshall
The Marshall Historic Preservation Fund has been established in celebration of our President, Jeffrey L. Marshall, upon his retirement. The fund will ensure that Heritage Conservancy can continue the important work that Jeff has been an ambassador for throughout his career, and that we remain unique in our dual mission of the preservation of both [...]
We are thrilled to be able to welcome not one, not two, but six, yes six college students to join Heritage Conservancy’s staff in various capacities this summer!
Gabriel Jacobs is the Alliance for Watershed Education Fellow for 2021. They will be working in the Bristol Marsh and Croydon Woods areas to increase community engagement. They are currently studying Environmental Science at Bucks County Community College. #AWEFellows #AWEFellowship #Alliance4WatershedEd Grace Nicholas is our Marketing and Communications Intern. She recently graduated from Lafayette College [...]
Strengthening Wetland Areas and Streambanks Through Tree Plantings
Throughout the month of May, Heritage Conservancy’s stewardship team held native tree and shrub plantings at the Conservancy’s Quakertown Swamp Preserve, Bellwood Preserve, and Fuller/Pursell Nature Preserve. Because of their location within riparian buffer zones, these tree plantings will help to strengthen wetland areas, which will in turn increase wildlife habitat, prevent soil erosion and [...]
Students Visit Five Heritage Conservancy Preserves Without Leaving the Classroom
Please keep arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times, and enjoy the ride! Through virtual field trips that “flew” students to different nature preserves owned by Heritage Conservancy, students from Keystone Elementary School, Ithan Elementary School, and the Palisades School District recently learned about various ecosystems and wildlife habitats that are located right here [...]
Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund Donates $10,000 to Heritage Conservancy Through Challenge Grant
It takes a team of knowledgeable, skilled, and creative professionals to guide landowners through the preservation process and to make it to the settlement table. It takes the support of this community to enable Heritage Conservancy’s staff to be successful in that role of placing conservation easements on important natural resources. Heritage Conservancy is grateful [...]
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 [...]
Heritage Conservancy’s 2020 Annual Report Now Available
To view the Conservancy’s 2020 Annual Report, click the button below. [...]
Heritage Conservancy’s President to retire after 40 years with organization, leaving a legacy of passionate advocacy for preservation and protection
After four decades with Heritage Conservancy, serving the past ten years as President, Jeffrey L. Marshall is set to retire on July 1st. He will continue to serve the land conservation and historic preservation organization on a part-time basis as a senior advisor. When one thinks of the character and essence of Bucks County and [...]