Land Preservation Committee

"It is so important for people to anticipate what's going to happen in the future...and to plan so that what they value can be saved the way they want it to be."  Quote by Malcolm P. Crooks, Steward of the Land.  Please click here to view a video by Malcolm P. Crooks. 

The Land Preservation Committee (LPC) is comprised of up to 12 individuals appointed by the Board of Supervisors to advocate for, and promote land preservation in Solebury. The committee is assisted by legal counsel and technical expertise from consultants from Heritage Conservancy, Natural Land Trust and the Land Trust of Bucks County.

Responding to a mandate by Solebury's citizens to preserve land and conserve natural resources, (five referendums totaling $56 million have been approved by an overwhelming 78% - 90% of Township residents), members of the LPC work individually with land owners to eliminate development potential on their properties with either gifted or purchased conservation easements. The LPC's approach has always been a unique "neighbor working with neighbor to save our community" initiative.

Solebury's Land Preservation program is recognized as a model, locally, statewide and nationally.

Citizens wishing to become involved with the Land Preservation effort should contact Jean Weiss, Administrator, at 215-297-5656 or send a resume to Catherine Cataldi, Administrative Assistant - P.O. Box 139, 3092 Sugan Road, Solebury, PA 18963.


Elaine CrooksChair
Kurt LeasureVice-Chair
Sally DrayerMember
Phil Johnson


Edric Mason Jr.Member
Joseph TartagliaMember

Key Contacts

Kevin MorrisseySupervisor Liaison
Terry W. Clemons, Esq.Solicitor
Jean WeissAdministrator