Common Ground, the Conservancy newsletter, is published twice a year and includes regional environmental news, conservation successes, and opportunities for property tours, events, volunteering, and more.







 COMMON GROUND Our Biannual Newsletter




Protecting our rural character and natural resources

                   through community-based land conservation.




The Conservancy provides year-round programming to keep all our members and volunteers up-to-date with the latest conservation successes, along with informative and educational talks, local gatherings, property tours, and nature walks.








 LATEST NEWS Don't get left in the weeds! Keep up with the latest news and announcements from the Conservancy




A guided walk of Paul and Margaret Pfisterer's beautiful property at 128 Perry Auger Road in Upper Black Eddy. This walk will be led by Betsy Leppo, invertebrate zoologist from the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. One of the major highlights of this tour are the property's thriving vernal pools, which are a rare, complex and unique form of wetland that are critically important for breeding amphibians and special insects. Some rare and beautiful critters and their egg-masses may be in evidence, and we'll highlight vernal pool ecology and conservation programs in PA.




PFISTERERPROPERTY WALK Vernal Pools and other spring wonders on the Pfisterer Property. A guided walk led by Betsy Leppo Saturday, April 7









Recently, executive director Jim Engel decided  he wanted to communicate the importance of the Tinicum Creek from a different perspective. Local resident and drone owner, Bruce Wallace, offered his expertise and time to help realize this vision.







 HAWK'S EYE VIEW A different perspective on one of Tinicum's most precious waterways, the Tinicum Creek




         The emerald ash borer is a small green tree pest that has already killed millions of ash trees across the US and is now here in Bucks County. It affects all ash tree species and is expected to kill 99% of all ashes and up to 50% of our total tree canopy. Learn about what you and your community can do to minimize the impact. + More information on the Emerald Ash Borer  



  EMERALD ASH BORER Learn how to fight thisdestructive pest. 



  SATURDAY, APRIL 288 AM Help keep our adopted stretch of River Road trash-free. Four times a year, we clean five miles along River Road, starting at Tinicum Park all the way up to Bridgeton Hill Road. "Many hands make quick work" truly applies to this good deed. Plus, you never know what treasures might be unearthed. Meet at the Schneiderwind Farm parking lot on River Road, across from the Frenchtown Bridge. (Vests, gloves, bags, water, and pastries provided.) Please join us! Contact Graham Place at for meeting time and more info. Sign up for other Volunteer Activities


  RIVER ROAD CLEANUP Help us keep our stretchof the road looking sharp! Saturday, April 28




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