French and Pickering Conservation Legacy Fund

Mission Statement

French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to preserve, steward, and connect people to the land in northern Chester County. French & Pickering works collaboratively with individual landowners, local and state governments, and other conservation organizations to ensure the preservation of the French and Pickering Creeks watersheds, which contain some of the most scenic lands in Pennsylvania.


pic 1About the Fund

Founded by Sam and Eleanor Morris in 1967, the organization has:

• Ensured the permanent protection of more than 12,850 acres of agricultural, natural, and parklands through donated and purchased conservation easements and public/private partnerships

• Preserved the Thomas P. Bentley Nature Preserve, stabilized and interpreted the remnants of Warwick Furnace, opened the area for public visitation and completed some natural area restoration

• Created greenways and trails along the French and Pickering Creeks

• Continued to monitor, legally defend, and advocate stewardship of all lands protected by French & Pickering easements

More Information…
For more information about the Trust or to discuss making a planned estate gift,
please visit French and Pickering Conservation Trust
or contact Executive Director, Bill Gladden at 610-933-7577



Your gift to the Trust’s Endowment Fund at the Chester County Community Foundation
will help ensure the continued protection of our irreplaceable
open space and natural resources in northern Chester County. Contributors to the fund will be recognized as
members of the French and Pickering Legacy Society.

Contributions to the French and Pickering Conservation Legacy Fund
can be sent to:

French and Pickering Conservation Legacy Fund c/o CCCF
28 W. Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382