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our clean drinking water and connect kids and families to nature.

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Working farms provide...

fresh, healthy food and help make our local economy strong.


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healthy forests and clean water to thrive.

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The Conservancy protects...

our lands, waters, and quality of life, now and for future generations.

Programs & Events

July 29 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Composting and Soil Health Workshop

July 30 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktails & Conservation

August 10 • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with The Botanical Hiker

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Explore, enjoy, & learn about nature with us

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.

Connect & Learn


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.

Brookmill Cabin


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.

reflections of both sides of the Delaware River in early fall

Connect & Learn

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.

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Women and their Woods

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.

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Our Key Values

Protecting Our Communities’ Lands for Sustainability and Resiliency

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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