Conoy Township, Lancaster County
Funding partners: PA DCNR, Brookfield Renewable, High Foundation, LCSWMA.
Conoy Wetlands Nature Preserve is one of the Conservancy’s newest – the original tract was acquired in 2017 – and we are so excited to already announce its expansion to a total of 71 acres! This 49 acre tract hugs the Northwest River Trail and provides a beautiful wooded backdrop for an easy hike or bike ride. The land hosts about 20 acres of mitigated wetlands, providing habitat for numerous native plant and animal species. Birdwatchers will be delighted with the variety of species here including the Blue-winged teal, Indigo bunting, Eastern wood-pewee, Osprey, Yellow-throated warbler, and many more. Make sure you visit the Falmouth Forest Garden on the original tract of Conoy Wetlands Nature Preserve too! Follow the Northwest River Trail about half a mile northwest to see this incredible demonstration garden showing how riparian buffers can produce edible plants like pawpaws, walnuts, and hazelnuts while helping clean the waterways within the Susquehanna Riverlands conservation landscape.