DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Proposed Lands Exchange between Erdenheim Farm (EQ), LP and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks
[51 Pa.B. 2999]
[Saturday, May 29, 2021]
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (Department), Bureau of State Parks and Erdenheim Farm (EQ), LP (Erdenheim Farm) are proposing to negotiate an exchange of lands as follows:
The Department, Bureau of State Parks, is proposing to convey to Erdenheim Farm, two tracts of land (Tract 1 consisting of Uniform Parcel Identifier Numbers 650008059003 and 650011140009; and Tract 2 consisting of Uniform Parcel Identifier Block/Unit Number 52-003-025), being approximately 8.791 acres in total (approximately 3.2 acres is in the road bed of Stenton Avenue), situated in Whitemarsh and Springfield Townships, Montgomery County and being part of Fort Washington State Park. A portion of Tract 1 (Uniform Parcel Identifier Number 650008059003—those lands to the east of Stenton Avenue) will be subject to two easements upon transfer to Erdenheim Farm: 1) a public trail easement in favor of Montgomery County; and 2) a conservation easement in favor of Natural Lands Trust, Inc. conservancy. Historical evidence indicates that this land was to serve as a connection from Fort Washington State Park to the City of Philadelphia. The land exchange will allow this mission to continue through the public trail easement and the construction of a trail by Montgomery County.
Erdenheim Farm is proposing to cause to convey to the Commonwealth, acting by and through the Department, Bureau of State Parks, certain lands in Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester County; located adjoining Marsh Creek State Park and consisting of approximately 10.568 acres. This property will allow critical access to two public trail systems: 1) trailhead parking and access to Chester County's Struble Trail; and 2) trailhead parking within Marsh Creek State Park where trail access is not currently available.
Review and Comment
As is the policy of the Department, the public is hereby notified of this proposed lands exchange. Project documents will be available for review from May 29, 2021, until July 14, 2021, at the Fort Washington State Park Office.
Oral or written comments or questions concerning this proposed exchange may be addressed to John Hallas, Director, Bureau of State Parks, Attn: RMPD—Planning Section, P.O. Box 8551, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8551, (717) 787-6640, RA-Park-Operations@pa.gov. Comments must be received within 30 days following publication of this notice. These oral or written comments, or both, will become part of the official document used in the final decision process.
If, in the duration of the comment period, a significant amount of public concern develops, the Secretary of the Department may schedule a public informational meeting.
CINDY ADAMS DUNN,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-856. Filed for public inspection May 28, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]
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