The Radnor Conservancy is a non-profit organization established to protect open space and preserve the important natural, cultural and historic assets of Radnor Township. We are the local champion of protection efforts in Radnor Township, and our members care deeply about the landscape of our community. Through our work, we help support efforts to preserve open space as well as important historic features.
The Radnor Conservancy is the local champion of protection efforts in the Radnor Township area. Our members care deeply about the landscape of our community and are helping support efforts to preserve open space as well as important historic features.
We believe preservation of open space and scenic vistas, restoration of the shade tree canopy, and environmental health are crucial to sustaining home values in the township. We know our supporters are interested in environmental issues but may not always have time to stay on top of what’s going on. We keep an eye on what’s happening in Radnor Township and alert you, our supporters, when a call to action is needed, and organize the effort to effect positive outcomes.
Behind the scenes, we advocate at the township level for the improvement and strengthening of our conservation development and shade tree ordinances. We work with and lend our support to small citizen groups when they need assistance with environmentally-based initiatives such as park improvements and trail maintenance. We examine every real estate listing and transaction in the township with an eye toward preserving land whenever possible through our Conservation Buyers Program. We continue to work with existing landowners who are considering a conservation easement, and developers often seek the Conservancy’s opinion of development plans before they are presented to the township, because our members’ collective support is meaningful to them.
We also plant shade trees (and expect to have 85 in the ground by year end); fund environmentally-based educational programs and materials in the public schools; and present additional programming for children and adults about a variety of environmental topics, ranging from apple-tasting to star gazing. We are part of a larger coalition seeking trail enhancement and expansion in the region.