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Promoting Pollinator Species

Many of our pollinator species are at risk, and one reason for that is because of habitat loss. Pollinators species, such as butterflies and bees, are responsible for about 40% of food crop production, so it is especially important that we take action to help. With community support, Heritage Conservancy staff members have been working […]

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The Duval Property Added to Heritage Conservancy’s Register of Historic Places

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Laure Duval, her property in Tinicum Township has now become the latest addition to Heritage Conservancy’s Register of Historic Places! Also known as the Anderson Farm, Duval’s property derives its name from one of its most notable owners, Frederick O. Anderson, the first advertising editor of Life […]

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A Lunch and Learn For Land Preservation

This month, Heritage Conservancy co-hosted the first educational luncheon of a three-part series alongside Glenmede, an investment and private wealth management firm. More than 35 people attended this luncheon that focused around a panel discussion about the tax benefits of land preservation. Lisa Whitcomb, Director of Wealth Strategy at Glenmede, provided valuable insight into the […]

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Keeping Active Outdoors This Fall

It’s that time of year again–the beach towels are packed away, the empty sunscreen bottles thrown into the recycling bin, our tans slowly fading with the daylight. Another summer has passed and the kids are back in school, meaning less time for them to get outdoors and enjoy all that nature has to offer–or does […]

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Heritage Conservancy to Host “River Days Community Event” at Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve

Heritage Conservancy is hosting “River Days Community Event” at the Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve in Bristol, PA, on Sunday, October 6th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be family-friendly activities going on throughout the day. Hidden in plain sight behind bustling Mill Street, you can find the Bristol Marsh Nature Preserve, a 17-acre […]

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Seeing Change: A Message from Heritage Conservancy’s President

Last month, while attending an Alliance for Watershed Education conference, I witnessed the most remarkable evidence of the positive aspects of our work along the Delaware River. For the first time in my life, I saw a bald eagle chasing an osprey, which had captured a fish. This was on the shore adjoining Petty’s Island […]

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An Interview with Summer Fellow, Amberly Choi

This summer, Heritage Conservancy had the pleasure of welcoming summer Fellow, Amberly Choi, in partnership with the Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE). Amberly received her Associate’s degree in Psychology at Bucks County Community College before earning her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Temple University with a Certificate in Spanish. A Bucks County native, she has now […]

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The Simple Yet Significant Act of Counting Bats

Summer isn’t only the season of flip flops, beach towels, and outdoor BBQ’s–it’s bat season as well! Each summer, Heritage Conservancy staff members go to a property in Tinicum Township to count bats. Summer months are when bats typically use human structures to roost and rear their pups. We are also fortunate to have volunteers […]

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Snider Hockey Scores Big at Croydon Woods Workday

On August 15th, girls from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation’s 12-year-old and 14-year-old teams demonstrated how their talents are not just limited to the rink, but they extend to off the ice as well–in the form of forest cleanup! They joined us at our Croydon Woods Nature Preserve, where they split into two teams. […]

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Endangered Species Act Changes Will Affect Land Protection

The recent rollback of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) should have everyone concerned. It certainly has our attention due to our work in protecting wildlife habitat. Since the law passed with bipartisan support in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has been extremely effective: Ninety-nine percent of plant and animal species protected by the ESA have […]

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