Healthy Forests Protect...
our clean drinking water and connect kids and families to nature.
Working farms provide...
fresh, healthy food and help make our local economy strong.
Just like us, eagles need...
healthy forests and clean water to thrive.
The Conservancy protects...
our lands, waters, and quality of life, now and for future generations.
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The 144-acre Van Scott Nature Reserve in Beach Lake, Wayne County, PA is the headquarters of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy.
With three miles of walking trails through diverse habitats, it is a welcoming, accessible place for people of all ages to learn about, explore, and enjoy nature.
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The Green Lodging Partnership allows guests at participating hotels to contribute to the Conservancy with every reservation and help protect the beautiful lands, pristine waters, and outdoor recreational opportunities that make the Upper Delaware River region special.
The Vanessa Joy Van Gorder Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to students pursuing a field in environmental studies or education in college.
The scholarship is open to students in school districts bordering the Upper Delaware River in NY and PA.
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Drinks for the Delaware offers residents and visitors to our region the opportunity to contribute directly to the protection of our clean drinking water with every sip.
Women and Their Woods is a dynamic and fun program that teaches effective conservation stewardship, instilling in women landowners a sense of confidence in their abilities to meet the challenges of forestland ownership.
Our Key Values
Now and for Future Generations
Conserving our natural heritage and quality of life in partnership with landowners and the communities of the Upper Delaware River region.
Together we protect working farms and forests, clean waters, wildlife habitat, and sustainable local economies.
18,900 Acres Protected
Protected lands equal healthy families and communities. Become a conservation hero by donating today or joining our monthly giving program.
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