at French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust
French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust is a community-based organization whose mission is to
preserve, steward, and connect people to the land in northern Chester County.
Our Programs have gone Online!
French & Pickering’s popular Second Sunday Scenes & Third Thursday Talks have moved online. Please click here to go to the lecture library of previous programs.
A Possible 20-House Subdivision Avoided through French & Pickering’s Preservation of the Maxwell Property in West Vincent Township
September 16, 2021 – A possible 20-house subdivision was avoided and a 57.4-acre property owned by Timothy and Amanda Maxwell was preserved forever by French & Pickering. Located in West Vincent Township in northern Chester County and adjacent to another 50 acres under easement with French & Pickering, this property provides an important connection of undeveloped land and is in close proximity to 1,100 conserved acres at Bryn Coed Farm and an additional 100 acres under easement with French & Pickering. Together these lands are critical to protecting the headwaters of the French Creek and the Pickering Creek, both tributaries of the Schuylkill River.
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French & Pickering Earns Renewed Accreditation
Phoenixville, PA August 19, 2021 – One thing that unites us as a nation is love of the land. Americans strongly support saving open space. Since 1967, French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust has been doing just that for the people of northern Chester County.
After an extensive review, the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, the national accrediting body for land trusts, has announced that French & Pickering’s accredited status has been renewed. Every five years. French & Pickering goes through a rigorous verification process to ensure that it has sound finances, practices ethical conduct and responsible governance and can ensure lasting stewardship of its protected lands.
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French & Pickering Preserves Baldwin Long Property in Charlestown Township
July 26, 2021 – French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust has preserved forever 15 acres in Charlestown Township, northern Chester County, through a conservation easement on property owned by Nancy Long and her brother Tom Baldwin. The property is located within the Pickering Creek Watershed. The Pickering Creek and its tributaries are designated as having High Quality Water by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The easement was funded by Charlestown Township.
Unique to this property, 10 acres of the oldest trees are dedicated as an “Old Growth Forest for the Future,” with an additional 3 three acres designated as a “Forest Farm”.
According to Ms. Long and Mr. Baldwin, “Incorporating this protection strategy into an easement offers a new model to consider when woodland protection is foremost in a landowner’s mind.”
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French & Pickering Preserves Seibert Property in Charlestown Township
Phoenixville, Pa., May 17 — French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust has preserved forever 19.7 acres in Charlestown Township, northern Chester County, through a conservation easement on property owned by Thomas and Marjorie Seibert. The Seibert Property is visible to the public from 400 feet of frontage along Pikeland Road, which is designated as a scenic road in the Charlestown Township Open Space Plan. The easement was funded by Charlestown Township.
“Thanks to the Seibert’s generosity, their property will continue to provide, maintain and improve water quality in the Pickering Creek Watershed,” noted Pam Brown, French & Pickering Conservation Director.
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