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Jeff Marshall Elected President of National Barn Alliance

Heritage Conservancy’s President, Jeff Marshall, has long been known by another unofficial title: “The Barn Guy.” It’s an apt nickname, as his passion, knowledge, and expertise of these historic structures is apparent in every tour and lecture he gives on the subject. Jeff has been a valuable addition to the National Barn Alliance, spending the […]

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Cub Scouts Go For a Hike at Hart’s Woods Preserve

“This is great–it’s like a playground!” That was the exclamation of one of the kids of Chalfont Cub Scout Pack 133 as the kindergarten-aged “Lion’s Den” group happily trekked through Heritage Conservancy’s Hart’s Woods Preserve this past weekend. The hike was led by our Community Engagement Programs Manager, Shannon Fredebaugh-Siller, whose own son is a […]

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Bird Box: Creating Homes for Local Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks need houses too! Our conservation steward team (a.k.a. our “Stew Crew”) Nina and Jim have been working to make our Lindsay Farm Preserve a more “homey” space for these beautiful birds by creating and installing nest boxes on the property. In the past, most of the nest boxes were placed on trees. A […]

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Farm to Table 2019 🗓

Saturday, July 27th Beginning at 5:30 PM at Heritage Conservancy’s Russell-Mandel Preserve 1515 Holicong Road Buckingham, PA 18912 Join us at a picturesque preserved property and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Jamie Hollander Catering & Events using farm-fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Farm to Table is BYOB. Fill out the form below to reserve your […]

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Keeping Special Places Special: Protecting a Community’s Distinctive, Character-Defining Elements 🗓

Wednesday, April 10thBeginning at 6:00 PMDelaware Valley UniversityLife Sciences Building Auditorium700 E. Butler Ave.Doylestown, PA 18901 Heritage Conservancy is partnering with Del Val University on its “One Health” Series, which brings awareness to help attain well-being for people and society, the environment, and plants and animals. This particular One Health speaker is none other than […]

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“FOOD FROM THE RADICAL CENTER”: Presented by Heritage Conservancy and Delaware Valley University 🗓

Wednesday, March 6th Beginning at 6:00 PMDelaware Valley UniversityLife Sciences Building Auditorium 700 E. Butler Ave. Doylestown, PA 18901 Heritage Conservancy is partnering with Del Val University on its “One Health” Series, which brings awareness to help attain well-being for people and society, the environment, and plants and animals. Gary Paul Nabhan, author of “Food […]

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Defining Our Landscapes: What Is a Wolf Tree?

What’s the first thing that would come to mind if we were to tell you that we have “wolf trees” on some of our preserved properties? Would you assume that this meant the tree resembled a wolf in one way or another? Or that perhaps it’s often used as a source of shelter for roaming […]

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Keeping It Wild At Quakertown Swamp

Lately, our conservation stewards have been busy doing maintenance work on our Quakertown Swamp Preserve–but the end goal isn’t to make it look pretty. “We’re trying to keep the surrounding forest from reclaiming it back to the forest it once was,” explains Jim Drennan, Senior Conservation Steward. “Shrubland habitat has best been described as messy, […]

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POSTPONED–Bucks County History: Fact or Fiction 🗓

Thursday, March 21st6:30 PM to 8:00 PMAldie Mansion85 Old Dublin PikeDoylestown, PA 18901 This event has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict. We hope to reschedule later in the spring. Join Heritage Conservancy’s President, Jeff Marshall, as he tries to test your knowledge of many little known facts about Bucks County. How much do […]

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Heritage Conservancy Welcomes Two New Board Members

Heritage Conservancy is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides guidance to Heritage Conservancy to further its mission of land and historic property preservation, to assist with financial goals, and to achieve regional prominence through outreach and marketing. Julie Toner, an attorney at law firm Toner […]

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