Our History

The Tinicum Conservancy was formed in 1992 by a group of  residents who were concerned that larger, regional land trusts were not paying enough attention to land protection in our township.


The Conservancy has purposely maintained a grass-roots approach to land preservation by extensive use of volunteers and local professionals, a full-time Executive Director and two part-time staff.


The Conservancy has maintained a consistent level of successful land protection over its two+ decades. The first thousand acres were conserved by 2000; the 2,000-acre milestone was reached four years later; the 3,000-acre milestone in 2007; and the 4,000-acre mark in 2011. Today, more than 5,000 acres in and around Tinicum are stewarded by the Tinicum Conservancy.


Tinicum Conservancy is an accredited land trust, a distinction first awarded in 2009 by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the the national Land Trust Alliance. Our accreditation was subsequently renewed in 2015.



Protecting our rural character and natural resources

                   through community-based land conservation.


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