Neshaminy Creek Watershed River Conservation Plan


  • Doylestown Township and Chalfont, Doylestown and New Britain Boroughs, Bucks County, Pennsylvania


The Neshaminy Creek Watershed River Conservation Plan was the product of a 12-month study of one of Bucks County’s most valuable natural resources. The purpose of the plan was to preserve the watershed, mitigate potential damage from development, and improve access to public areas along the creek.

Heritage Conservancy assisted the municipalities involved by managing the project, mapping and analyzing resource data, and developing the findings report. The completed river conservation plan recommends a long-term course of action to protect the river resources. Recommendations included: developing a greenway, establishing an environmental education program, instituting best management practices, updating local ordinances, cleaning up the creek corridor, and implementing a water quality study.

The Neshaminy Creek was placed on the Pennsylvania Rivers Registry in 1998 as a result of the adoption of this plan. This project was funded, in part, by the Rivers Conservation Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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