News & Events


Heritage Conservancy Facilitates Preservation of Two Farms and a Riverbank

The support of this community has enabled Heritage Conservancy to continue to move its mission forward and to create a positive impact for all who live here. In the past few months, Heritage Conservancy has preserved six properties totaling nearly 350 acres of land. These preservation successes safeguard the area’s scenic views, water quality, and [...]


Heritage Conservancy Sets Pioneering Example of Partnership and Preservation with Manoff Market Gardens

It could be said that Gary and Amy Manoff have farming in their blood. For more than three decades, the couple has lovingly labored to create one of the area’s most bountiful farms in Solebury Township on land that they leased from Heritage Conservancy. Manoff Market Gardens on Comfort Road is rich with acres and [...]


Heritage Conservancy Facilitates Successful Listing of Farmstead to National Register of Historic Places

Some of the oldest buildings in our country are located right here in our region, and with that comes the responsibility to recognize and protect that architectural history. Heritage Conservancy is excited to share that it recently facilitated the listing of the John Wagner and Family Farmstead to our country’s National Register of Historic Places. [...]


Scout Troop 71 Returns to Jackson Pond Preserve

At the end of September, Troop 71 was at it again! Following on the heels of a successful day of service in August, twenty-two Scouts and eleven adults were back for another service day at Jackson Pond Preserve, a Heritage Conservancy property in Buckingham Township. The Scouts camped overnight at Forest Grove Presbyterian Church and [...]


Heritage Conservancy Hosts a “Surf and Turf” Cleanup at Bristol Marsh

Over the weekend, Heritage Conservancy hosted a “surf and turf” cleanup at the Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve that involved volunteers on land and volunteers in kayaks on the water to remove litter, helping to ensure that our group had the whole marsh covered! Partnering with DCNR to celebrate River Days, which is sponsored by the [...]


Heritage Conservancy Facilitates Preservation of Highly Visible, Nearly 100-acre Farm in Bedminster Township

Working in partnership with Bucks County and Bedminster Township, Heritage Conservancy facilitated the placement of a conservation easement on a 97-acre farm in Bedminster Township. Owned by the Blue Rock Investment Corporation, the property is located at the intersection of Routes 313 and 113 and features nearly 3,500 feet of road frontage that contributes to [...]


All In A Day’s Work With the Boy Scouts of Troop 71

Heritage Conservancy’s nature preserves require continued maintenance and stewardship to ensure that they remain healthy ecosystems. Our organization depends on the compassion and dedication of our wonderful volunteers to help us with much of this upkeep. Toward the end of August, the Boy Scouts of Troop 71 completed a full day of property stewardship at [...]


Totally “Buggin'” With the Girl Scouts of Troop 249

Heritage Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and protect our natural and historic heritage, and along with that ethos, we strive to connect our community with that heritage. We recently had just such an opportunity on a beautiful afternoon with the Girl Scouts of Troop 249 in Doylestown! Heritage Conservancy staff member Shannon Fredebaugh took the [...]


Heritage Conservancy, David Library, and DCNR “Agreement of Sale” Makes Green Space Available For Public Enjoyment

The acquisition permanently protects a key access point to the Delaware Canal as well as historic resources. In an exciting move that will preserve the entire 118-acre farm in Washington Crossing in Upper Makefield Township that had been home to the David Library of the American Revolution (DLAR) since 1974, an Agreement of Sale has [...]


Quakertown Swamp Designated As a ‘Wetland of Distinction’

Heritage Conservancy is thrilled to announce that the Quakertown Swamp recently received the designation as a “Wetland of Distinction” by the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), currently making it one of only two areas in Pennsylvania to receive this recognition. Based out of Madison, Wisconsin, the SWS approved this listing for the Quakertown Swamp after [...]



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