At the end of 2022, the Brandywine Conservancy has permanently preserved over 70,000 acres of land across more than 500 total conservation easements in Pennsylvania and Delaware, according to The Daily Local News.
32 conservation projects were completed by the Brandywine Conservancy throughout the year, which protected 1,033 additional acres in Chester, Delaware, and Lancaster Counties.
“When it comes to the importance of land preservation, Chester County ‘gets it,’” said the Chester County Commissioners. “Our residents appreciate it, municipalities and landowners support it, and we have respected, professional organizations like Brandywine Conservancy whose focus and funding contributes greatly to Chester County’s preservation efforts.”
One conservation easement of last year was preserving 16 acres of Starr Farm in East Bradford Township. Considering to be a visually significant and historic site, it has 18th- and 19th-century structures on the property, along with farm fields, meadows, and beautiful steep slopes.
Other notable land restoration efforts included working with municipalities to improve water quality through reducing pollution from stormwater runoff, and forming plans and tools to help local governments adjust and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Read more about the land preservation projects in The Daily Local News.