Parkway West

A win for the Kittatinny Ridge and Paxton Creek

Manada’s last preservation project of 2015 was a coalescence of conservation goals.  Within these sixty three plus acres preserved in Lower Paxton Township, are headwaters to the Paxton Creek, floodplains, wetlands, fields and forested land.

The property, divided in halves by Parkway West, contains a large swath of hydric soils and floodplains and includes a substantial segment of the Paxton Creek, a tributary to the Susquehanna River.  The northeastern corner of the property lies on the Kittatinny Ridge, a natural feature which has recently been deemed of global importance as a migratory bird flyway.

It was a pleasure working with the Parkway Farms, Inc. Board, owners of what was once known as Shoemaker Farms in the 1930’s, to make the dream of preserving their family land a reality.

Permanent protection of wetlands, scenic vistas, and prime habitat…

We couldn’t have asked for much more!