County granted $3.74 million for farm preservation

At its recent meeting, the Pennsylvania Agricultural Land Preservation Board awarded Chester County the highest level of funding, $3.74 million, to preserve nearly 150 more acres of farmland on two Chester County farms.  The state board announced an overall spending threshold of $38 million for the purchase of development rights from 38 farm owners state-wide – the highest spending total in...

Chester County celebrates preservation of 500th farm

: Chester County Commissioners visit 500th preserved farm. From left to right: Commissioner Terence Farrell; Commissioner Michelle Kichline; farm owner Gerald Rohrer; Commissioner Kathi Cozzone; and Cindy Rohrer. Chester County signed contracts on the preservation of its 500th farm this week, bringing the total number of farm acres preserved in the county to just under 40,000.  In total, more...

E. Bradford completes 2nd phase of Strode’s Mill preservation

A recent image of Strode’s Mill. Courtesy, East Bradford Township. EAST BRADFORD —The township, with support from the Friends of Strode’s Mill, has recently completed the second phase of a multi-year effort to preserve and restore the historic Strode’s Barn, a contributing resource to the Strode’s Mill National Register Listed Historic District, located at the intersection of Lenape...

Pocopson officials look to protect parklands

Supervisors investigating whether conservation easements can be placed on township properties to preserve them as open space By Kelli Siehl, Correspondent, UnionvilleTimes.com Pocopson Township officials are looking into ways to permanantly protect township-owned properties such as Pocopson Park. POCOPSON — All who have visited Pocopson Park know of its value to the community. Residents and visitors...