Visionary Couple Helps Protect Another 34 Acres in the Lehigh Valley

More Lands Protected in the South Mountain Landscape

Merrill and Nancy Brenner are a visionary couple who supported Wildlands Conservancy’s August 2019 acquisition of a 45-acre property that will become a future nature preserve, and with this latest announcement, their desired land-protection legacy continues.


Merrill and Nancy Brenner

The couple’s support, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the County of Lehigh, funded the permanent protection of two parcels totaling 34 acres within the South Mountain landscape.  

The parcels provide a wide variety of natural habitat and are in proximity to Wildlands’ Buehler Memorial Park, a 40-acre preserve situated just outside of Emmaus.


Protecting Land in the Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley is losing open space at an alarming rate, and there’s an urgency to protect as much as possible, while we still can. Thanks to the generosity of individuals like the Brenners, and like-minded partners and businesses, Wildlands has permanently protected more than 130 acres in the Lehigh Valley in recent months.

Recent land acquisitions include:

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