Conservancy Grants

The Preservation Partnership Program (PPP) provides funding to nonprofit conservation organizations and land trusts for land preservation projects and trail construction projects. To date, the Commissioners have partnered with 18 different organizations to preserve 8,205 acres of land at 90 different sites throughout the County. The preserved sites include publicly accessible nature preserves, natural areas, and farms. Links to various maps and charts highlighting the projects are shown below.
 
PPP grant applications are due on February 28, 2017 and can be accessed using the links below. To be eligible for funding, organizations must be classified by the United States Internal Revenue Service as private nonprofit organizations, be incorporated for at least five years, and have land preservation as a primary part of their mission. Projects that propose the preservation of the most land with the least amount of County funds will receive priority consideration. For more information about this program, please contact Judy Thomas at jthomas@chesco.org.

Grant Manuals and Forms



Land Preservation Projects - Round 29 Manual

Trail Construction Projects - Round 29 Manual

    Grant Data Chart
    • Data Chart
      This chart provides information on County grants to nonprofit land conservation organizations including grant recipient, site name, location, acres and County funding.
    Grant Parcel Map
    • Parcel Map
      This map shows parcels that have been permanently protected using funds from the Chester County Commissioners’ Preservation Partnership Program.

    County Funded Nature Preserves and Trails - Interactive Map  

    • This map highlights the most significant County funded nature preserves and trails. Each nature preserve includes publicly accessible trails and off road parking for visitors. Additional public benefits include scenic views and environmental services such as clean air, clean water, groundwater recharge, wildlife habitat, and soil conservation. Access points for County funded trails are also shown. Links to additional information for each site are provided where available.

    Nature Preserve Guide 

    • This brochure summarizes 13 of the most significant Preservation Partnership Program projects. Each site includes publicly accessible trails and off road parking for visitors. Additional public benefits include scenic views and environmental services such as clean air, clean water, groundwater recharge, wildlife habitat and soil conservation. Click on the Nature Preserve Guide link below for a printable version of the brochure.
      Nature Preserve Guide