The Delaware River on a sunny day

June 6, 2023

Confluence of East and West Branches of the Delaware River Permanently Protected

The Delaware Highlands Conservancy is pleased to announce 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.

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