Open Space Preservation

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Lower Merion Township Open Space Plan

This Plan set forth an ambitious agenda for the preservation and enhancement of open spaces, cultural resources and natural features over the next decade for the Township of Lower Merion.  Originally, this Plan was prepared to update the Township's 1995 Open Space Plan and to satisfy the planning requirements under the Montgomery County Open Space Program, of which Lower Merion is eligible for over $3 million dollars.

Lower Merion Conservancy

The Lower Merion Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the open space in Lower Merion Township. Find out about conservation easements, land donations, and/or land use procedures in Lower Merion.

GreenSpace Alliance of Southeastern Pennsylvania

GreenSpace Alliance is a coalition of metropolitan Philadelphia area conservation organizations. Its current goal is to establish a regional network of ecologically and environmentally functional green space. GreenSpace Alliance has published a regional open space priorities report, which is available on their website.

Montgomery County Lands Trust

Montgomery County Lands Trust is a non-profit organization that was created to permanently preserve land and to foster wise stewardship of open space in Montgomery County. Their website contains useful information about open space preservation in Montgomery County.

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council is a non-profit environmental organization. The PEC website includes useful information on obtaining funding to protect open space.

Open space planning includes open space for recreational purposes. Montgomery County has two recreational trails - the Schuylkill River Trail and the Perkiomen Trail. Click on their links to learn more.

The Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area covers areas surrounding the Schuylkill River. This website offers information on this area including land, water & bird watching trails.