Portion of of Delaware River protected by easement


The Delaware Highlands Conservancy announced that a 63.5-acre property located in Buckingham Township, Wayne County, Pa., at the confluence of the east and west branches of the Delaware River, is now permanently protected with a conservation easement held by the Conservancy.

This special property includes 5,300 feet of frontage on the west branch and main stem of the Delaware River and 935 feet of frontage on Shehawken Creek. The conservation easement will ensure that this property is forever protected from development and subdivision. Its forests, wetlands, and meadows will help to protect the water quality in the Delaware River, provide quality habitat for wildlife, and enhance the scenic beauty for the surrounding region. It brings the Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s total conserved acreage in the region to 18,900.

The property is privately owned and is not open to the public. A conservation easement is a voluntary, legally binding agreement between a landowner and a land trust that permanently protects a property’s natural values while the landowner continues to own and manage the land, subject to the permitted uses detailed in the easement.

The nationally accredited Delaware Highlands Conservancy works in partnership with landowners and communities to protect the natural heritage and quality of life of the Upper Delaware River region. For more information, call 570-226-3164/845-583-1010 or visit www.DelawareHighlands.org.


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here