The historic, environmentally significant and much-cherished Bryn Coed Farms property in northern Chester County has officially been preserved.
Molly Morrison, president of Natural Lands, announced that the conservation group had formally settled with the owners of the 1,500-acre property in the Chester Springs area June 1, transferring the property to the organization and paving the way for a large public nature preserve among the rolling hills and stream vistas along scenic St. Matthews Road.
Natural Lands has been working to save the land from potential development for half-a-decade.
“It certainly hasn’t been a linear journey,” Morrison said in a telephone interview about the five-year-long process that ended with removing the dozen or more cobbled-together farm properties from the threat of being sold to a housing developer. “And the outcome was not always assured.