Our Paunacussing Preserve is a 102 acre property located in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, that includes the headwaters of the Paunacussing Creek. This waterway eventually flows into the Delaware River at Carversville, PA. There are seven springs on the property that contribute greatly to the health of the stream and, by extension, the Delaware River.
Recently, Natural Lands Trust completed a project to reestablish wetlands on the site of a former farm pond on the property. The project was a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bucks County Conservation District. The four-month-long project involved lowering the water level, installing flow control structures, and installing 900 native shrubs and trees in and around the newly-restored wetland area.
The photo shows the results of this ambitious project. During the next few blog posts, I’ll going highlight the different steps of the process. Please feel free to stop by Paunacussing Preserve to see the fantastic results for yourself! (Contact us at 215-598-8465 to arrange a visit.)