Preservation Resource Guide “Vision Map”

The Conservancy believes that preservation is not only about different elements and features of a community’s natural and built environment, it is also about the steps we take to support and protect these shared resources.

In 2012, while working on its five-year strategic plan, the Conservancy determined that a resource guide was necessary to help articulate the Conservancy’s vision for preservation in the community, provide useful information to the public about preservation policies and practices, and illustrate preservation goals and priorities through a series of maps and interactive tools.

The Conservancy has begun producing this resource guide or “vision map,” which will highlight its three focus areas: watershed conservation, open space protection, and historic preservation.

Users of the Conservancy’s vision map will find important preservation information and links to other watershed conservation organizations, government agencies, and online preservation sites that offer tools for learning about everything from municipal codes and ordinances that affect our natural and historic resources to the state of our streams and the impact of urban sprawl on our diminishing open spaces.

Historic Preservation

Lower Merion and Narberth contain impressive collections of historic landmarks. A key mission of the Lower Merion Conservancy is to protect these communities’ landmarks. The Conservancy does this by offering programming and events that celebrate the architecture and heritage
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Open Space

The Lower Merion Conservancy Much of Lower Merion’s unique character is defined by its historic buildings, large trees and green spaces. The Lower Merion Conservancy has long recognized the importance of protecting open space to conserve the environment and protect the character
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Watershed Conservation

StreamWatch The Lower Merion Conservancy has been monitoring local watersheds since the Conservancy was formed in 1995, continuing the work Art Wolfe started in the 1970s. The StreamWatch program utilizes staff and volunteer monitoring to assess the conditions of our streams.
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