Pennsylvania

Camp Security: A Revolutionary War POW Camp Camp Security

We helped Springettsbury Township, in York County, Pennsylvania, save Camp Security, the site of a Revolutionary War prisoner-of-war camp. Camp Security is one of only a handful of POW camps established during the Revolutionary War era that have not been… Read More

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus On Gettysburg Gettysburg Battlefield

Gettysburg National Military Park commemorates the Battle of Gettysburg, known as a turning point in the Civil War and, with 51,000 casualties, its bloodiest conflict. More than 1.2 million people visit each year to learn about the three-day battle and… Read More

Roaring Creek At Weiser State Forest bikers at Weiser State Forest

In 2003, The Conservation Fund teamed up with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to protect nearly 9,000 acres of prime Pennsylvania hardwood forest, known as the Roaring Creek Tract. Purchased from a private water company, the land was… Read More

State Game Lands 93: Honoring The Heroes Of Flight 93 Mementos and flags at Flight 93 memorial

In 2006, the Fund and the Pennsylvania Game Commission announced the establishment of State Game Lands 93 by protecting 100 acres located immediately north of the Flight 93 National Memorial.  The Fund and our partners are ensuring that these lands are preserved in solemn… Read More

Brandywine Battlefield: A Revolutionary War Historic Site birds flying over Brandywine Battlefield

When America declared its independence from Britain on July 4, 1776, a long and fierce fight was just beginning to unfold across the farms and meadows of our new nation. The American Revolution lasted more than five grueling years—and forever… Read More

Michaux State Forest Mountain biker in Michaux State Forest

Pennsylvania’s Michaux State Forest covers more than 85,000 acres and is referred to as the state’s ”cradle of forestry.”  The Fund helped grow Michaux SF to its current size with the purchase and transfer of a 2,500-acre expanse of forest, streams and open fields… Read More

Lackawanna State Forest Lackawanna State Forest

In northeast Pennsylvania, Lackawanna State Forest is a beautiful natural area that shelters wildlife and offers outdoor enthusiasts a colorful place to hike, hunt, fish and paddle. The forest also provides the natural system that cleans the water supply for the… Read More

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Over 400 years ago, Captain John Smith arrived in the New World—and changed it forever. In addition to helping found Jamestown, the first permanent American settlement, Smith became the first English explorer to map the Chesapeake Bay. He and his… Read More

Conservation In The Chesapeake Bay Sandy Point Light

From New York to Virginia, more than 40 major rivers link land and people to the Chesapeake Bay. How the land in the watershed is treated and cared for profoundly affects the bay’s overall health. With a land-to-water ratio higher… Read More

Schuylkill River Initiative Schuylkill River

The Schuylkill River Watershed Initiative was formed to increase communication and collaboration among nonprofit organizations and to promote a long-term vision for the watershed. With funding from the William Penn Foundation, the Wyomissing Foundation, the Claneil Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources… Read More