News & Events


A Message From Heritage Conservancy’s President On the Recent Rollback of Clean Water Protections

Yesterday, it was announced that millions of miles of streams and about half of the country’s wetlands were removed from federal protection by the current administration and the EPA. The EPA’s own advisory board criticized this plan. The rollback of these clean water protections should have all of us concerned. We now have in place [...]


A Statement from Our President On the Passing of Former Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick

Heritage Conservancy staff and board are saddened by the news of the recent passing of former Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. Below is a statement from Jeff Marshall, Heritage Conservancy’s President: “From his time as Bucks County Commissioner, Mike Fitzpatrick has been a champion of protecting open spaces. The local legacy that he leaves behind [...]


Heritage Conservancy Facilitates the Preservation of Clymer Farm in Richland Township

Working in partnership with Richland Township, Heritage Conservancy facilitated the preservation of 55 acres of land in the Quakertown area. Owned by Kathy and Lee Clymer, the Clymer Farm contains agricultural fields, pastures, a portion of the Tohickon Creek, forested areas, and a pond, and it is currently being utilized as an equestrian farm. Located [...]


A Very Aldie Christmas

At Christmas at Aldie, over 200 community members joined us to kick off the holiday season and celebrate our natural and historic heritage. This fundraising dinner sells out every year, and we are excited to share that it booked up this year earlier in the season than in any year previous. Historic Aldie Mansion’s festive [...]


Heritage Conservancy’s Co-sponsored “One Health” Seminar at DelVal Draws Big Crowd

On December 4th, 130 guests joined us at Delaware Valley University for a discussion on climate change and its impact, making it the largest attended “One Health” seminar that Heritage Conservancy has co-sponsored. Dr. Seth Blumsack, associate professor of energy policy and economics at Penn State University, and Dr. Joel Landry, assistant professor of environmental [...]


Women, Land, and Legacy

On November 19th, Heritage Conservancy partnered with the Glenmede Trust Company, N.A., an investment and private wealth management firm, to facilitate a discussion on women in philanthropy. Over 40 guests were in attendance for this second event of a three-part series hosted by the Conservancy and Glenmede. Kris Kern, Heritage Conservancy’s Director of Resource Protection, [...]


Hertz Branches Out for A Tree Planting

Business supporters are an important asset to the work we do at Heritage Conservancy. On November 7th, five staff members from Hertz Car Rental joined our weekly Fridays in the Forest volunteers, along with community members from the Lower Bucks County Athletic Association, for a tree planting at our Croydon Woods Nature Preserve. In 2017, [...]


Mast Trees: Capturing the Fruits of Their Labor

In last month’s Heritage Happenings and on Facebook, we shared a video of beech trees “raining” beech nuts at our Hart’s Woods Preserve in Doylestown. Capturing a moment like this is exciting and rare, and it begs the question–what was happening and why? Beech trees fall under the category of tree called mast trees. “Mast” [...]


Heritage Conservancy Adds White Bridge Farm to Its Register of Historic Places

Heritage Conservancy is proud to announce that another listing has been added to our Register of Historic Places, this one in the form of White Bridge Farm! Located in Rushland, Bucks County, the land was originally owned by John Wilkinson in the early 18th century and passed down through several generations until the mid-19th century. [...]


Pennsylvania Impressionist Exhibit at Gratz Gallery Will Support Land and Historic Preservation

At the beginning of October, Heritage Conservancy staff members helped welcome attendees to the Gratz Gallery’s exhibit opening of “The Beauty of Bucks County.” Over 200 community members entered the gallery to gaze upon paintings from Edward Redfield, Daniel Garber, George Sotter, and the likes. With renowned names like those, it is a truly special [...]



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      February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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      February 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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      March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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      March 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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      March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm