The Open Space Preservation Tax

West Pikeland Begins a New Era of Land Preservation

With the passage of the Open Space Preservation Tax referendum in 2007, West Pikeland now has a stable source of funding for conservation initiatives. As the Township-appointed Open Space Advisors, our role is to assess opportunities and recommend  priorities for the expenditure of open space funds, plus meet with landowners, map properties, coordinate  transactions and develop grant requests for matching funds.

Additionally, we continue our efforts to promote conservation in West Pikeland by creating a two-way dialogue with residents on local land use issues; expanding our base of members and volunteers; and continuing educational outreach through workshops and partnerships with other conservation organizations.

With the Open Space funds dedicated exclusively to land and easement purchases, WPLT’s initiatives continue to be funded almost entirely by private donations. We invite you to learn more about our all-volunteer organization and to join us in our efforts to preserve the natural beauty, rich resources, and rural character of West Pikeland Township.