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The Brandywine Conservancy’s Subscribers Program encourages municipal governments and others in Pennsylvania and Delaware to adopt leading-edge planning to sustainably manage growth and protect natural and cultural resources.

We keep our subscribers current on leading-edge planning practices and news through publications, workshops, special programs, and direct access to our professional municipal assistance staff. The Conservancy’s broad experience in land conservation, municipal assistance, and land stewardship combined with the professional qualifications of our staff enable us to meet our subscribers' wide-ranging needs. Our subscribing members include local and county governments, state and federal agencies, private businesses such as planning and law firms, environmental and historical organizations, colleges and libraries, and interested individuals. In 2014, 38 municipalities alongside professionals and interested individuals received news and attended programs on greenways and trail planning, traffic calming, climate action plans, forested riparian buffer protection, innovative stormwater management, and additional environmental topics.

Subscription Benefits

Environmental Currents eNewsletter

  • Legislative updates, case law discussions, articles on planning news, land management, and other environmental issues.

Meetings and workshops

  • Opportunities for program subscribers to share information and hear from experts on a variety of issues.   Daytime and evening meetings several times each year with broader topical workshops scheduled annually.

Priority Access to Consulting and Professional Planning Services

  • Priority access to Conservancy expertise in all phases of planning, including but not limited to the evaluation of existing regulations, the development and adoption of new ones, and careful review of land development proposals.

Sample Ordinances and Special Studies/Reports

  • Diverse topics such as: Subdivision/Land Development, Open Space Planning, Historic Preservation, Transferable Development Rights (TDR), Conservation Design for Stormwater Management, Watershed Conservation Planning. Documents available in hard-copy or electronic format.

Annual Subscription Categories

Municipality                                                      $450

Non-Municipality                                               $300
(County / Non-Profit / Professional / Individual)

Contact Meredith Mayer, Assistant Planner, at mmayer@brandywine.org for more information.