Saucon Valley Conservancyhttp://www.sauconvalleyconservancy.org
Founded January 7, 1993, the Saucon Valley Conservancy, an all volunteer not-for-profit 501 (c) (3), is dedicated to work in partnership with government bodies, community organizations, business groups and concerned citizens. The mission of the Saucon Valley Conservancy is to preserve the unique historic and natural environment of the Saucon Valley as an educational and recreational resource for area citizens and visitors. The Conservancy is the major steward of the Michael Heller Homestead and the Saucon Creek corridor.
Nestled along the western banks of the beautiful Saucon Creek, the Heller Homestead, (Michael & Margaret Heller House), is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just off the Saucon Rail Trial, it is part of the township?s 14 acre Heller Homestead Park and includes the Heller House, the Widow?s House, a Root Cellar, Herb Garden and the remains of a sawmill, an early stone barn and a considerable later frame bank barn. The remaining 11.7-acre park parcel follows the creek south through undeveloped woodland and wetlands rich in the native habitat of birds and wildlife. Native brown trout offer excellent fishing in the Saucon Creek. The park serves as a passive recreation area and offers the community a nature trail, a picturesque picnic area and public parking. Visitors are invited to walk through the homestead site and park?s designated nature trail along the Saucon Creek. The Saucon Valley Conservancy, Inc. leases the 2.2 acre historic Heller Homestead from Lower Saucon Township.