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Unruh Turner Burke & Frees assists Brandywine Conservancy in preserving 577 AC in Chester County


WEST CHESTER, PA — Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, one of Chester County PA’s largest law firms, is pleased to have represented and assisted Brandywine Conservancy in acquiring and preserving over 577 acres of land in Lower Oxford and West Nottingham Townships, Chester County.

William Burke represented Brandywine which, with invaluable support from the Oxford Area Foundation and grant funding from the Chester County Preservation Partnership Program and the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources, closed on the acquisition of 577 acres of the Glenroy Farm from the Thouron family, along with an easement over other property bordering the westerly side of the Octorara Creek, for over $6.6 million.

The land had been in the Thouron family for four generations and includes open meadows, numerous streams and ponds, walking trails and floodplains and wetlands.

Upon acquisition, the land was conveyed to the Oxford Area Foundation, whose generosity made a timely closing possible, and which had agreed to undertake the responsibility for opening trails and for ongoing management and stewardship of the property as a publicly accessible preserve to be known as Glenroy Preserve.

According to the Daily Local News, “The acquisition means that 30 percent of land in Chester County is now preserved, larger than the sizes of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh combined.”


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