Public Survey Purpose

Located on Million Dollar Highway, Upper Mt. Bethel Preserve was formerly a quarry and is a disturbed landscape that is slowly recovering from this intense land use. The 287.96-acre site was acquired by Upper Mt Bethel Township for open space and passive recreation. Of that acreage, UMBT has placed a conservation easement on 214 acres of that land for the Preserve. The site has approximately 13 ponds, several areas of wetlands, streams / creeks.  It is also habitat to a number of other flora and fauna. The open space covenant restricts uses on portions of the property to a range of passive recreational and open space uses. 

The Township in undertaking a master plan process to explore the development of passive facilities within the Preserve. You are invited to be a part of the design process by telling us how and if you might use this park for recreation and what improvements you would like to see to make it better. Your thoughts about the educational and recreational opportunities at the Preserve are vital to the planning process. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. It should require only 10 to 15 minutes.

The survey will be available from September 20th, 2022, until approximately February 3rd, 2023. Surveys are not identified by name and your responses will be anonymous. All responses will be compiled and be part of the Master Plan Study.

This survey is being conducted by Upper Mt. Bethel Township and Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, park planning consultants to the Township. For more information, please contact Sarah Leeper, RLA at 610-239-7601 or sleeper@simonecollins.com

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