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Notice of Application for Renewal of Accreditation for
The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County


The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) is pleased to announce it is applying for its second renewal of accreditation after initial accreditation in 2010 and the first renewal in 2016. A public comment period is now open.


The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. For TLC, being an accredited land trust shows our community that we are held to a high standard as we continue to carry out our mission to ensure the perpetual preservation and stewardship of open space, natural resources, historic sites, and working agricultural lands throughout Southern Chester County. For 26 years, we have worked to conserve land, carry out a wide array of environmental education programs, and inspire new generations of stewards for our land. Being an accredited land trust reflects our dedication to our mission and determination to carry on into the future for the next generation.


The Commission invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. Statements must relate to how The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County complies with national quality standards. These standards address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. For the full list of standards, see


To learn more about the accreditation program and submit a comment, visit, or email your comment to Comments may also be faxed or mailed to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, Attn: Public Comments: (fax) 518-587-3183; (mail) 36 Phila Street, Suite 2, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.


Comments on The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s application will be most useful by September 19, 2021.

The following is a partial list of affiliations of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.


The accreditation seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation. It is awarded to land trusts meeting the highest national standards for excellence and conservation permanence.

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The Land Trust Alliance is the voice of the land trust community. As the national leader in policy, standards, education, and training, we work passionately to support land trusts so they can save and secure more lands now and for future generations.

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WeConservePA helps people protect, wisely use, and enjoy what nature offers. WeConservePA advocates for pro-conservation, life-sustaining governmental policy and assists individuals and organizations in effectively and efficiently conserving land, advancing sustainable practices, and connecting people to the outdoors.

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The Community Based Land Stewardsihp initiative aims to promote environmentally beneficial and sustainable land management practices in landscapes of all types, sizes and uses across the Township, ranging from residential yards to commercial and industrial sites to undeveloped areas and parkland.

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The overall goals and aims of the PEC is to make it easier, more affordable, safer, and more enjoyable to own equines and participate in equestrian sports in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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New Garden Memorial UAME Church

For more than a decade, The Land Conservancy and New Garden AME Church have worked together on historic preservation in the Kennett area. New Garden AME Church owns the Bucktoe Cemetary and generously allows The Land Conservancy to hold programs at the site. 

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The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators (PAEE) unites, supports, and empowers the community of environmental educators throughout Pennsylvania.  

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