Preserving Open Space in Chester County 

 

Chronology of Acquisitions

Year

 Location

 Size

 Source

 1940

 Airdrie Forest Preserve

 63.0 acres

 Gift of Miss Lydia Biddle Robinson

 1941

 Abernethy Forest Preserve

 1.7 acres

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs. John Abernethy

 1965

 Airdrie Forest Preserve

 1.3 acres

 Gift of Miss Lydia Biddle Robinson

 1972

 Airdrie Forest Preserve

 9.3 acres

 Gift of Great Bear Tract, Inc.

 1975

 Valley Creek Preserve (Orr Nature Area)

 9.0 acres

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Maes

 1978

 Conservation Easement 

 39.0 acres

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs. H. Lea Hudson 

 

 Conservation Easement 

 3.0 acres

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs. John Martin

 

 Conservation Easement 

 2.2 acres

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Helmuth Braendel 

 

 Conservation Easement

 1.7 acres 

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Billian

 1979

 Cool Valley Preserve 

 27.4 acres 

 Gift of First Valley Forge Corporation 

 

 Cool Valley Preserve 

 5.8 acres

 Gift of Mrs. Henry Kaltenthaler 

 

 Conservation Easement 

 26.0 acres

 Gift of Mrs. Alexandra Hawkins 

 1980 

 George Lorimer Nature Preserve 

 54.0 acres 

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Graeme Lorimer 

 1984

 George Lorimer Nature Preserve 

 16.0 acres 

 Gift of Mrs. Lorimer 

 1987

 Valley Creek Preserve & Conservation Easement

 19.2 acres

 Gift of Pohlig Builders 

 1989

 Conservation Easement 

 9.8 acres 

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs. H. Drake Williams 

 1990

 George Lorimer Nature Preserve 

 17.8 acres 

 Gift of Mrs. Lorimer 

 

 Valley Creek Preserve 

 10.5 acres

 Purchase from Wiliam Barrett 

 1994

 Diamond Rock Preserve 

 24.2 acres

 Gift of Natural Lands Trust

 1997 

 Valley Creek Preserve 

 7.2 acres 

 Purchase/gift from Mr. & Mrs. R.H.R. Toland 

 

 Conservation Easement 

 23.7 acres 

 Gift of  Mr. & Mrs. R.H.R. Toland 

 

 Conservation Easement

 7.4 acres

 Gift of Brentford Community Association

 1998

 Miller Preserve

 2.3 acres

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs Morris Miller

 

 Diamond Rock Preserve

 5.4 acres

 Gift of DHR Ltd. (Chautauqua)

 

 Conservation & Trail Easement

 1.5 acres

 Gift of DHR Ltd. (Chautauqua)

 

 Conservation Easement

 3.0 acres

 Gift of B.J. Drueding (Minden Lane)

 1999

 Diamond Rock Preserve

 1.4 acres

 Gift of Goldstone (High Mountain)

 

 Conservation & Trail Easement

 0.3 acres

 Gift of Goldstone (High Mountain)

 

 Conservation Easement

 60.0 acres

 Purchase from Trammell Crow Co.

 2001

 Cedar Hollow Preserve

 4.6 acres

 Purchase from Shared Medical Systems

 2002

 Cedar Hollow Preserve

 60.0 acres

 Replacing 1999 easement from Trammell Crow

 2004

 Airdrie Forest Preserve

 1.2 acres

 Gift of Emily Hipps

 2006

 Airdrie Forest Preserve

 0.5 acres

 Gift of Mr. & Mrs. T. Bennett Dickerson

 

 Airdrie Forest Preserve

 0.1 acres

 Gift of North Valley Development (Benson)

 2008  Diamond Rock Preserve                     20.6 acres  Purchase from Wm. Barrett Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Location

 Total Size

 Abernethy Forest Preserve  1.7 acres
 Airdrie Forest Preserve  75.0 acres
 Cedar Hollow Preserve  64.6 acres
 Cool Valley Preserve  33.2 acres
 Diamond Rock Preserve  51.6 acres
 George Lorimer Nature Preserve  87.0 acres
 Miller Preserve  2.3 acres
 Valley Creek Preserve  45.9 acres
 TOTAL PRESERVES  364 acres
 TOTAL EASEMENTS  118 acres
 TOTAL PROTECTED  482 acres