Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Chesco farm to avoid development

CHESTER COUNTY

Farm to avoid development

EAST NANTMEAL A 163-acre farm in East Nantmeal Township has been protected from future development through preservation easements, the Natural Lands Trust announced last week.

ConaMoore Farm, a picturesque property of woodlands and pastures along Route 401, serves as the gateway to the township, according to a news release. The land has been in the McAfee family for five generations.

"It's been this way for so long, we thought it sure would be nice if it could stay this way," Kevin McAfee said in the release.

McAfee said he had no children or siblings and the easement gives him peace of mind.

"We don't know who will farm it next, but we know it will always be here . . . all in one piece," he said.

The easement was coordinated by the Natural Lands Trust and the East Nantmeal Land Trust. The easement includes a 120-acre agricultural easement granted to Chester County and two conservation easements of 33 acres and 10 acres granted to the Natural Lands Trust. - Tricia L. Nadolny

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