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Municipal Open Space Program
Under the 2007 Bucks County Open Space Bond, $26 million was allocated to the Municipal Open Space Program to provide local governments with financial assistance for open space planning, acquisition and improvements. In addition to a base allotment of $200,000, each municipality received an adjusted share based on its percentage of overall county land area and population.
The Municipal Open Space Program is designed to offer municipalities flexibility in the use of funds, allowing community officials and residents to identify and prioritize projects within local open space plans. The goal of the Municipal Open Space Program is the permanent protection of lands for natural resource conservation, agriculture, parks and recreation. Funding requests for improvement projects is considered on a case by case basis.
Applications to the Municipal Open Space Program are accepted at any time. Proposed projects must implement the goals and recommendations of a municipality’s local open space plan. Individuals interested in exploring the option of protecting and/or selling their land for these purposes should contact their local municipality.
To date, Bucks County’s 54 municipalities have protected nearly 3,000 acres of farmland, natural resources and parks and recreation.
Application Guidelines - Local Open Space Plan Guidelines -
Municipal Allocations - Board
Open Space Coordinator
1260 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901