We work to protect and preserve the natural beauty, wildlife, open space and clean streams feeding the Brandywine watershed of approximately 1250 acres of pristine property, currently undeveloped and unprotected, in beautiful Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania.
CURRENT AREA OF FOCUS
Approximately 60 acres located in Concord Township, Pennsylvania, bounded on the east by the First State National Historical Park and land recently purchased by Mount Cuba Foundation and donated to the Conservation Fund, and approximately 350 more acres in Delaware, the area bounded in part by the National Park and Brandywine State Park. The area is currently owned by Woodlawn Trustees, which has protected the area as a wildlife refuge for in some cases over 50 years. Woodlawn Trustees now seeks to develop part of the area and has announced plans to develop all of its remaining land in Delaware. The area is home to bald eagles, owls, hawk, fox, skunks, raccoons, native trout, and bog turtles, which are a world-wide endangered and protected species.
Beaver Valley supports a mosaic of upland forests, old fields, open meadows and wetlands. The landscape contains many historic and high potential archaeological resources, some dating back to 1683.
At least seven species of rare plants have been recorded in the area in the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory.
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Help us conserve Beaver Valley for our children and theirs. Please send a check made out to "The Delaware Community Foundation - Beaver Valley Conservancy Fund" and mail it to:
100 W. Tenth St. Suite 115,
P.O. Box 1636
Wilmington DE, 19899.