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Delaware Riverfront Program
The Delaware River is by far Bucks County’s largest natural resource. The river corridor possesses exceptional ecological, recreational, historical, and cultural assets. Accordingly, a special category under the Bucks County Open Space Program has been developed to fund open space projects along the river.
The mission of the Delaware Riverfront Program is to:
- Preserve and protect the river’s outstanding natural resources, including rare and endangered plant and animal species, river islands, steep slopes and buffer areas in the river corridor.
- Encourage low-impact recreational use of the river corridor and provide appropriate river access for people pursuing recreational opportunities.
- Preserve lands within the river corridor that have significant scenic or agricultural value.
Consistent with the overriding guidelines of the Municipal Open Space Program, emphasis of the Delaware Riverfront Program is placed on land acquisition, with additional consideration given to improvement projects. The 17 municipalities bordering the Delaware River are eligible to participate in this competitive grant program. Applications are accepted annually prior to August 1. Individuals interested in having their land considered for preservation through the Delaware Riverfront Program should contact their local municipality.
Application Guidelines - Eligible Municipalities - Board
Open Space Coordinator
1260 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901