This post adapted from a recent news item by the Brandywine Conservancy in their winter edition of Environmental Currents.
Among a host of recent conservation-oriented actions with municipal and organizational partners, the Brandywine Conservancy recently preserved 14+ acres of horse pasture and woodlands from future development near the historic Village of Marshallton in West Bradford Township, Chester County.
Adjacent to two other tracts of land protected by the Brandywine, this rural landscape was previously home to the late Edith (Edy) Albertson, who grew up in the historic farmhouse on the property—which was part of her family’s dairy farm. The executor of Edy’s Estate, Wendy Paulson, preserved the property to honor Edy’s wishes that it not be developed.
This property is almost entirely within the watershed of Broad Run—designated as an “Exceptional Value” stream by the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Preserving land within this watershed helps protect and improve water quality. Both the Broad Run watershed and Marshallton rural landscape are identified as high preservation priorities to West Bradford Township, which provided funds for this conservation easement through its municipal Open Space Fund.