A fund of the Allegheny Land Trust, the Bradford Woods Conservancy promotes and maintains the natural beauty of the Bradford Woods community. In particular, we are the stewards for The Bradford Woods Reserve, a 4.5-acre acre natural property in the Borough which is preserved in a natural state for all to enjoy.
Our Mission is to promote education, appreciation and conservation of the community, and to encourage environmental stewardship of our natural resources as they affect Bradford Woods and the surrounding communities. Our goals include maintenance of the Reserve, trail building and maintenance, and educating all about the many aspects of the local environment.
In addition to stewardship events such as trail maintenance and invasive plant removals, the Conservancy hosts several annual events in The Reserve: an Earth Day celebration in April, Story Telling Night in July, and Light Up Night in December. We also have a Speaker Series several times a year, bringing programs of interest to the community about a wide variety of topics. Please see our calendar for more information about upcoming events.
Please consider joining us at one of our events. Our memberships must be renewed annually; you can print out and send in a hard copy of our Membership form or join/renew online here:
Bradford Woods Conservancy Advisory Board
(Top Row) Sandy Murray, June McCartney, Joe Bayer, Barbara Tischler, Ray Morris. (Front Row) Ward Allebach, Vicki Weigand.
Not pictured: Gwen Phillips, Diana Berendowski, JC Kasten, and Art Kasson
The Conservancy has brought many programs and events to the Borough and revived some old ones. We funded a Conservation Easement on the Reserve that has ensured it will always remain a natural place for the community. We’ve worked with the Audubon Society, the Pennsylvania Forest Stewards, PennDOT, and other local organizations to bring expertise and community programs to Bradford Woods, including:
- Nature Walks & Naturalist Programs
- Family Events, like Earth Day and Storytelling
- Trail Building & Maintenance • Native Forest Restoration & Tree Plantings
- Fire Hall & Borough Office Plantings
- Invasive Plant Removals
- Programs and Speakers on Native Flowers, Organic Gardening & More
- Decorative Brackets for Street Signs
- Property Visits with DCNR